Altered Cell Metabolism Has Role in Brain Tumor Development (DukeHealth.org)
Jan. 31, 2011
Scientists at Duke Cancer Institute have discovered that genetic mutations found in brain tumors can alter tumor metabolism. This work could help lead to new designs for anti-cancer drugs based on the unique properties of these tumors.
Blocking the Critical Structure that Lets Cancer Cells Move -- Their Feet (DukeHealth.org)
Dec. 16, 2010
Scientists now know that some cancer cells spread, or metastasize, throughout the body the old-fashioned way -- by using their feet. But researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have discovered a way to short-circuit their travels by preventing the development of these feet, called invadopodia. This discovery is even more important because blocking these "feet" also blocks proteins in the feet that burn through intact tissue and let cancer cells enter new cells.
Scientists Decode Secrets of a Very Common Virus that Can Cause Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
Dec. 16, 2010
About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in their lives with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), usually with no ill effects. But individuals with compromised immune systems, such as people with organ transplants or HIV infection, have a greater risk of cancer occurring because of this virus.
Duke Vaccine Extends Survival for Patients with Deadly Brain Cancers (DukeHealth.org)
Oct. 4, 2010
A new vaccine added to standard therapy appears to offer a survival advantage for patients suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), the most deadly form of brain cancer, according to a study from researchers at Duke University Medical Center and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
National Cancer Institute Renews Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Grant (DukeHealth.org)
Sept. 14, 2010
The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC) has received a 5-year, $30 million core grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support its broad range of clinical, research, and educational programs designed to lessen the impact of cancer upon the lives of people throughout North Carolina and beyond.
Alphavirus-Based Vaccine May Slow Some Cancers (DukeHealth.org)
Aug. 2, 2010
An experimental vaccine based on a virus that causes encephalitis in the wild appears to block tumor growth in some cases of advanced cancer, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Duke and Bulls Join to Strike Out Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
July 29, 2010
The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Durham Bulls have joined together for the 2nd year to “Strike Out Cancer” (SOC). The program is designed to raise awareness for cancer and funds to support cancer research at Duke.