Navigation Links
Project to capture and interrogate single cancer cells wins innovator award
Date:1/11/2013

HOUSTON From a single cell gone bad, cancer evolves into an increasingly complex tumor built of a variety of normal cells and diverse malignant cells, some of which escape to create dangerous colonies in other organs, further jumbling the treatment picture.

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., an assistant professor in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Genetics, believes the key to sorting out this cellular chaos is by identifying important mutations in single tumor cells at various stages of the cancer's development.

Successfully analyzing differences in active mutations among cells would help researchers understand, map and eventually block the lethal path to metastasis spread of the primary cancer to other organs.

"The genetic diversity of tumor cells inhibits our understanding of metastasis. Single-cell sequencing will allow us to detail the genetic heterogeneity and trace the cell's lineage as mutations allow the cell to escape the primary tumor site, form a circulating cell and then seeds metastasis," Navin said. "Using genetic markers, we can reconstruct this evolutionary process."

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation wants Navin to test his idea, naming him the Nadia's Gift Foundation Innovator, one of its 2013 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards, providing $150,000 a year for three years.

Potential to predict metastasis, treatment response

Navin is one of seven early career scientists chosen for innovation awards because their projects have the potential to significantly improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The foundation announcement notes the innovation awards are for "cancer research by exceptionally creative thinkers with "high-risk/high-reward" ideas who lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding."

The foundation noted that Navin's method "will have myriad clinical applications, which have prognostic value in pre
'/>"/>

Contact: Scott Mervilloe
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. How the brains daily clock controls mood: A new project
2. Image share project gives patients and physicians anytime, anywhere access to medical images
3. Optogenetics project takes top NIDA Addiction Science Award
4. Leah Hoskins, F.I.L.M. Project Founder, Headed to Jail?
5. The W3 Project Receives Support from Doulton for Emergency Relief Efforts
6. Gene sequencing project identifies potential drug targets in common childhood brain tumor
7. Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment announces 2012 Environmental Venture Project awards
8. MyTownInsurance.com Reveals How Project CAP and Insurance Agoragate will Take Away Market Share from the Captive Insurance Carriers and give it back to the Independents
9. JHU Bioethics Institute receives PCORI pilot project award
10. UCLA-led project aimed at African American couples affected by HIV gets $2.5 million boost
11. COPD Foundation and BWH announces second phase of groundbreaking COPDGene project
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Centurion Service Group, the world's largest medical ... used medical equipment. , The live auction will take place on Thursday, ... Lauderdale warehouse located at 5025 North Hiatus Road Sunrise, FL 33351. Anyone can participate ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 ... ... Catholic institution of higher learning, announced today that its RN to BSN and ... programs have been awarded full accreditation through June 2020 from the Commission ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Please join us for the ... September 20th at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, NY. , Doris Connor was ... aneurysm at the young age of 59. Her family and friends have since become ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... , ... Following last month’s successful rollout of its client video series, ACE ... an Academic Setting, and The Importance of PVI Accreditation. , In The Benefits ... Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions in Las Vegas, NV, Chandan ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... ... the pace of the economic recovery since the 2008 has been subject to much debate, ... the last six years. Unemployment has dropped from a 2009 high of 10 percent to ... in 2014, the U.S. stock market is at an all time high, and interest rates ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Equipment Auction to Take Place in Fort Lauderdale 2Health News:Loyola University New Orleans Awarded Accreditation for its Online RN to BSN and MSN Programs 2Health News:Loyola University New Orleans Awarded Accreditation for its Online RN to BSN and MSN Programs 3Health News:Loyola University New Orleans Awarded Accreditation for its Online RN to BSN and MSN Programs 4Health News:4th Annual Doris A. Connor Memorial Event for Brain Aneurysm Awareness to be Held in Brewerton, NY with Proceeds Benefitting Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation 2Health News:4th Annual Doris A. Connor Memorial Event for Brain Aneurysm Awareness to be Held in Brewerton, NY with Proceeds Benefitting Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation 3Health News:Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Clients Explain Benefits of ACE Accreditation 2Health News:Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Clients Explain Benefits of ACE Accreditation 3Health News:Newport Board group, an Advisory Firm Serving the Middle Market, Cautions Businesses on How to Survive the Coming Recession 2Health News:Newport Board group, an Advisory Firm Serving the Middle Market, Cautions Businesses on How to Survive the Coming Recession 3Health News:Newport Board group, an Advisory Firm Serving the Middle Market, Cautions Businesses on How to Survive the Coming Recession 4
... events and experiences in both youth and middle adulthood ... according to a new supplemental issue of the Journals ... Furthermore, the authors find that the processes of aging linked ... simultaneously, as part of the same set of processes. ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Older, ... leaner menopausal women, a small, new study suggests. The ... not taking medication for those symptoms. The women,s ... were also measured, and a special skin monitor and electronic ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking ... new study finds. Researchers used ultrasound to assess the ... in 1,893 women and 1,694 men in Finland, Sweden, the ... lifetime of smoking was associated with thickening of the arterial ...
... Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for ... be hard enough, but long-distance caregiving, which is becoming more ... added burdens. By 2012, an estimated 14 million Americans ... new names: "seagulls" and "pigeons." These terms refer to ...
... (HealthDay News) -- ,Hand axes, picks and other stone tools ... were using advanced tool-making methods at least 300,000 years earlier ... found in East Africa are believed to have been made ... who appeared about 2 million years ago and disappeared about ...
... in the late 1960s and early 1970s used marshmallows and ... gratification. If they held off on the temptation to eat ... of the children resisted, others didn,t. A newly published ... that these differences remain: Those better at delaying gratification as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Being Heavier May Mean Fewer Hot Flashes for Women Over 60 2Health News:For Many Americans, Caregiving a Long-Distance Burden 2Health News:For Many Americans, Caregiving a Long-Distance Burden 3Health News:40-year follow-up on marshmallow test points to biological basis for delayed gratification 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... CORAL SPRINGS, Florida , August 3, ... and development agreements between biotech companies, military ... biotech solutions & therapies with regards to ... to positive clinical enhancements for regenerative medicine ... with recent developments, partnerships and advancements in ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Biosensors International Group, Ltd. ("Biosensors" or ... B20), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative ... first fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2015 ("Q1 ... Developments: , Biosensors continued to ... driven by lower operating expenses and operational improvement. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Colo., Aug. 3, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. ... the fourth quarter and full year of its ... Ron Squarer, Chief Executive Officer of Array, noted, "Binimetinib ... 3, are on track for regulatory submissions in ... BRAF-mutant melanoma and BRAF-mutant colorectal cancer further validate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 2Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 3Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 4Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 5Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 6Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 2Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 3Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 4Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 5Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 6Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 2Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 3Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 4Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 5Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 6Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 7Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 8Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 9Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 10Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 11Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year Of Fiscal 2015 12
... 2011 Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB: GNBT) ( www.generex.com ... investor update conference call for late November.  The purpose ... update on (i) the status of the Company,s efforts ... wholly-owned immunotherapeutics subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. ( www.antigenexpress.com ), ...
... 24, 2011 Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR ... trial of the company,s spinal cord stem cells in the ... at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The company announced that, ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Generex Announces Investor Update Conference Call Planned for Late November 2Generex Announces Investor Update Conference Call Planned for Late November 3Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Dose Patients in Cervical Region in Ongoing ALS Trial 2Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Dose Patients in Cervical Region in Ongoing ALS Trial 3Neuralstem Receives FDA Approval to Dose Patients in Cervical Region in Ongoing ALS Trial 4
... manufactures two groups of flexible lighting products. ... non-sterile in three different sizes 5", 10", ... portion of the light). These lights are ... is needed., ,The second group of ...
These units, though small, still offer sufficient output to ensure current is fully adjustable from 0 to 70 mA. Instruction manual, ball electrodes, battery and leads with alligator clips are include...
... Aaron manufactures two groups of flexible lighting ... and non-sterile in three different sizes 5", ... shaft portion of the light). These lights ... light is needed., ,The second group ...
Designed to be used for neuromuscular blockage monitoring. Provides for easy placement over the ulnar nerve on a patient's wrist. Dual element permits non-invasive monitoring using a single electrode...
Medicine Products: