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New Insights into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments

New Insights into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments

 

November 25, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—A study combining tumor cells from patients with breast cancer with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most compelling evidence so far that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer. The findings could lead to better tests for ...read more

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Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos Finds Depression and Anxiety Rates Vary Widely Among Groups

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Research Round-Up

Transporting Drugs into Tumors  — Dr. I. David Goldman has been awarded a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue research into a membrane protein his laboratory discovered, called the proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT), which is responsible for the absorption of folates in the intestine and transport of folates into the  brain. Folates are a... read more

 

Insights into Health Risks  — A study led by Dr. Francine Einstein, published in  the October 10, 2014 issue of Nature Communications, has, for the first time, detected epigenetic changes caused by two very different intrauterine environments: those yielding abnormally small and abnormally large infants. The researchers carried out genome-wide DNA methylation assays on purified hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells obtained from... read more

 

Flipping a Color Switch — Thanks to fluorescent proteins (FPs), researchers now have a palette of colors to choose from when imaging cellular processes. Such photactivatable FPs enabled the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to carry out the super-resolution microscopy that earned them the prize.  Dr. Vladislav Verkhusha has engineered more than a dozen photoswitchable FPs for... read more

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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity and Cancer

Obese people are more likely to get cancer (especially breast, colon, endometrial, kidney or esophageal) and to die of it. Einstein researchers are probing why obesity is so dangerous.

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Dr. Mark Einstein

Dr. Mark Einstein
  • Cervical cancer
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Dr. Einstein specializes in preventing and treating gynecologic cancers, particularly cervical cancer.  He has studied vaccines and other ways to ...read more

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