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2024 Press Releases

Oncotarget Sponsors 2024 Ride for Roswell


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2024-06-11

Impact Journals (Oncotarget's publisher) is sponsoring Team Open Access in the annual cycling event to end cancer: The Ride for Roswell.

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- June 11, 2024 – The Ride for Roswell is one of the nation’s largest cycling events—hosted by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center—to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and patient care. This charity bike ride, based out of Buffalo, New York, has brought people together for 28 years to celebrate cancer survivors, pay tribute to... continue reading >>

Synergistic Cytotoxicity of HDAC and PARP Inhibitors and Decitabine in Pancreatic Cancer Cells: Implications for Novel Therapy


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2024-06-05

“The results provide novel preclinical data that demonstrate synergism between HDACi- and PARPi-mediated inhibition of DNA repair and decitabine in pancreatic cancer [...]”


 

BUFFALO, NY- June 5, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on June 3, 2024, entitled, “Synergistic cytotoxicity of histone deacetylase and poly-ADP ribose polymerase inhibitors and decitabine in pancreatic cancer cells: Implications for novel therapy.”

 

Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi)... continue reading >>

BTK Inhibitor-related Cardiotoxicity: The Quest for Predictive Biomarkers and Improved Risk Stratification


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2024-06-04

“[...] due to the general lack of robust predictive biomarkers, a standardized risk stratification tool is not utilized in clinical practice – a prime area for research.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- June 4, 2024 – A new research perspective was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on June 3, 2024, entitled, “Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor-related cardiotoxicity: The quest for predictive biomarkers and improved risk stratification.”

 

In this new perspective, researchers Jai N. Patel, Jai Singh, and... continue reading >>

Silibinin: An Old and New Molecule in Cancer Therapies


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2024-05-28

“This consideration could be the starting point to study whether Silibinin could contrast tumor progression, aging and inflammaging through molecular and cellular mechanisms [...].”

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- May 28, 2024 – A new review paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 23, 2024, entitled, “The importance of integrated therapies on cancer: Silibinin, an old and new molecule.”

 

In this new review, researchers Elisa Roca, Giuseppe Colloca, Fiorella Lombardo, Andrea Bellieni, Alessandra ... continue reading >>

GZ17-6.02 Kills Uveal Melanoma Cells


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2024-05-22

“The present studies demonstrated that GZ17-6.02 interacted with irreversible inhibitors of the EGF receptor and HER2 to kill uveal melanoma cells.”

 

BUFFALO, NY- May 22, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 17, 2024, entitled, “GZ17-6.02 kills PDX isolates of uveal melanoma.”

 

In this new study, researchers Laurence Booth, Jane L. Roberts, Ivan Spasojevic, Kaitlyn C. Baker, Andrew Poklepovic, Cameron West, John M. Kirkwood, and Paul Dent from Virginia... continue reading >>

Anticancer Potential of CLK Kinase Inhibitors 1C8 and GPS167 via EMT and Antiviral Immune Response


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2024-05-20

“[...] we have characterized a pair of compounds that impact multiple processes that are relevant to cancer cell proliferation but also, and possibly more importantly, to metastasis [...].”

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- May 20, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 16, 2024, entitled, “The anticancer potential of the CLK kinases inhibitors 1C8 and GPS167 revealed by their impact on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and the antiviral immune response.”

 

The... continue reading >>

Expression of Cyclin D1 in Penile Cancer


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2024-05-15

“Brazil holds the global record for penile cancer incidence.”

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- May 15, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 14, 2024, entitled, “Cyclin D1 expression in penile cancer.”

 

In this new study, researchers Wesliany Everton Duarte, Jaqueline Diniz Pinho, Syomara Pereira da Costa Melo, Denner Rodrigo Diniz Duarte, Juliana Martins da Guia Ribeiro do Carmo, André Salim Khayat, José Ribamar Rodrigues Calixto, Marcos Adriano Garcia Campos, Rita da Graç... continue reading >>

Oncotarget at SSP 46th Annual Meeting


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2024-05-13

Oncotarget is proud to participate at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 46th Annual Meeting, which convenes May 29–31, 2024, in Boston, Massachusetts.


BUFFALO, NY- May 13, 2024 – Impact Journals publishes scholarly journals in the biomedical sciences, with a focus on all areas of cancer and aging research. Oncotarget is one of the most prominent journals published by Impact Journals.

Impact Journals is proud to participate as an exhibitor at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)... continue reading >>

Deep Learning-based Whole-body Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen PET/CT Attenuation Correction


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2024-05-08

“We have developed a Pix-2-Pix GAN model to perform attenuation correction on whole-body PSMA [prostate-specific membrane antigen] PET images with 18F-DCFPyL.”

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- May 8, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 7, 2024, entitled, “Deep learning-based whole-body PSMA PET/CT attenuation correction utilizing Pix-2-Pix GAN.”

 

The sequential PET/CT studies oncology patients can undergo during their treatment follow-up course is limited by radiation... continue reading >>

Transfected SARS-CoV-2 Spike DNA Suppresses Cancer Cell Response to Chemotherapy


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2024-05-06

“Our findings have implications for the natural history of prolonged or repeated SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as design of anti-COVID-19 vaccines that are administered repeatedly as booster shots.”

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- May 6, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 3, 2024, entitled, “Transfected SARS-CoV-2 spike DNA for mammalian cell expression inhibits p53 activation of p21(WAF1), TRAIL Death Receptor DR5 and MDM2 proteins in cancer cells and increases cancer... continue reading >>

Oncotarget Sponsors 19th International p53 Workshop in Italy


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2024-04-29

Oncotarget is a contributing sponsor at the 19th International p53 Workshop in Trieste, Italy, on May 13–16, 2024.

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- April 29, 2024 – Oncotarget is a contributing sponsor at the 19th International p53 Workshop, organized by the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), which takes place from May 13–16, 2024, in Trieste, Italy.

 

“Groundbreaking research and cutting-edge advancements in the field of the most studied human gene and most frequently... continue reading >>

Novel Therapeutic Bispecific Antibodies for B-cell Lymphoma


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2024-04-16

“Our results indicate that IgM-dependent bispecific antibodies are potent therapeutic agents for B-cell malignancies.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- April 16, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on April 12, 2024, entitled, “Novel therapeutic bispecific antibodies for B-cell lymphoma targeting IgM and other antigens on the B-cell surface.”

 

The B-cell receptor regulates B-cell proliferation and apoptosis. Aberrations in BCR signaling are associated with the development and... continue reading >>

Exploring the Role of MIA-602 in Overcoming Doxorubicin-resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia


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2024-04-10

“Our results reveal that MIA-602 may be a useful treatment for Doxorubicin-resistant AML [...]”


 

BUFFALO, NY- April 10, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on April 8, 2024, entitled, “Exploring the role of GHRH antagonist MIA-602 in overcoming Doxorubicin-resistance in acute myeloid leukemia.”

 

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is characterized by the rapid proliferation of mutagenic hematopoietic progenitors in the bone marrow. Conventional therapies include... continue reading >>

Durvalumab and Tremelimumab Before Surgery in Patients With HR+/HER2-negative Breast Cancer


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2024-03-27

“[...] this trial was stopped early after 3 of the first 8 enrolled patients experienced immunotherapy-related toxicity or suspected disease progression [...]”


 

BUFFALO, NY- March 27, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on March 19, 2024, entitled, “Durvalumab and tremelimumab before surgery in patients with hormone receptor positive, HER2-negative stage II–III breast cancer.”

 

In this new study, researchers Haven R. Garber, Sreyashi Basu, Sonali Jindal, Zhong... continue reading >>

ABT199/Venetoclax Synergism With Thiotepa in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Cells


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2024-03-25

“[...] the combination of ABT199/venetoclax and Thio enhances the cytotoxicity of (Flu+Clad+Bu) in AML cell lines and leukemia patient-derived cell samples.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- March 25, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on March 14, 2024, entitled, “ABT199/venetoclax synergism with thiotepa enhances the cytotoxicity of fludarabine, cladribine and busulfan in AML cells.”

 

ABT199/venetoclax, an inhibitor of the pro-survival BCL-2 protein, has improved AML... continue reading >>

Analytical Validation of an Ultra-sensitive Personalized Circulating Tumor DNA Assay: NeXT Personal®


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2024-03-20

“These results suggest strong potential for clinical use of the assay in ctDNA monitoring of solid tumor cancers.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- March 20, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on March 14, 2024, entitled, “Analytical validation of NeXT Personal®, an ultra-sensitive personalized circulating tumor DNA assay.”

 

In this new study, researchers Josette Northcott, Gabor Bartha, Jason Harris, Conan Li, Fabio C.P. Navarro, Rachel Marty Pyke, Manqing Hong, Qi Zhang,... continue reading >>

“From Osimertinib to Preemptive Combinations” by Dr. Blagosklonny


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2024-03-19

“Here I will re-introduce the notion of preemptive combinations (PC) of targeted drugs.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- March 19, 2024 – A new research perspective was published by Mikhail V. Blagosklonny M.D., Ph.D., from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on March 15, 2024, entitled, “From osimertinib to preemptive combinations.”

 

“Here, I suggest that while first-line osimertinib extends median progression-free survival (PFS) in EGFR-mutant lung cancer compared to... continue reading >>

A New Antibody Capture Method Reveals G-quadruplex Landscape and its Regulation


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2024-03-18

“[...] we present an improved method for G4 landscape determination and by applying it we show that sequence property-specific constraints of the nuclear environment mitigate G4 formation.”

 

 

BUFFALO, NY- March 18, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on March 14, 2024, entitled, “G-quadruplex landscape and its regulation revealed by a new antibody capture method.”

 

In this new study, researchers Subhamoy Datta, Manthan Patel, Chakkarai Sathyaseelan, Chandrama ... continue reading >>

Oncotarget at AACR Annual Meeting 2024


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2024-03-11

Oncotarget is proud to participate at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2024, which convenes April 5-10 in San Diego, California.


BUFFALO, NY- March 11, 2024 – Impact Journals publishes scholarly journals in the biomedical sciences with a focus on all areas of cancer and aging research. Oncotarget is one of the most prominent journals published by Impact Journals

Impact Journals will be participating as an exhibitor at the American Association for Cancer... continue reading >>

GZ17-6.02 With Proteasome Inhibitors Kills Multiple Myeloma Cells


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2024-03-06

“We believe that developing GZ17-6.02 as a novel multiple myeloma agent potentially opens up a multitude of novel opportunities to develop therapeutic approaches which will prolong patient survival.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- March 6, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on March 5, 2024, entitled, “GZ17-6.02 interacts with proteasome inhibitors to kill multiple myeloma cells.”

 

In this new study, researchers Laurence Booth, Jane L. Roberts, Cameron West, and Paul Dent from ... continue reading >>

Sacituzumab Govitecan Plus Platinum-based Chemotherapy in Breast, Bladder, and Lung Carcinomas


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2024-03-04

“[...] these results support the rationale and potential for favorable clinical outcomes of combining SG therapy with platinum-based chemotherapeutics in solid tumors.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- March 4, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 22, 2024, entitled, “Sacituzumab govitecan plus platinum-based chemotherapy mediates significant antitumor effects in triple-negative breast, urinary bladder, and small-cell lung carcinomas.”

 

Sacituzumab govitecan (SG) is an ... continue reading >>

BRCA1 and BRCA2 in a Cohort of Ovarian Cancer Patients From the Salento Peninsula


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2024-02-28

“Ovarian cancer (OC) is the third most prevalent type of gynecologic cancer affecting women after cervical and uterine cancer [1]. It is also considered the most fatal of all gynecological cancers [...]”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 28, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 22, 2024, entitled, “Prevalence and spectrum of germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 in a cohort of ovarian cancer patients from the Salento peninsula (Southern Italy): a matter of preventive health.”... continue reading >>

GZ17-6.02 With Bexarotene Kills Mycosis Fungoides Cells


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2024-02-26

“The present studies were performed to extend our knowledge of GZ17-6.02 biology from that known in solid tumor cell types such as prostate cancer cells to liquid tumor cell types, for example, mycosis fungoides.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 26, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 8, 2024, entitled, “GZ17-6.02 interacts with bexarotene to kill mycosis fungoides cells.”

 

In this new study, researchers Michael R. Booth, Laurence Booth, Jane L. Roberts,... continue reading >>

Combining Causal and Correlative Approaches to Discover Response Biomarkers to Paclitaxel


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2024-02-21

“The discovery of predictive biomarkers to paclitaxel vulnerability [such] as SSR3 [signal sequence receptor 3] promises to significantly impact cancer treatment.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 21, 2024 – A new research perspective was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 8, 2024, entitled, “Combining causal and correlative approaches to discover biomarkers of response to paclitaxel.”

 

As discussed in this new paper, researchers Alberto Moscona-Nissan, Karl J. Habashy, Victor A. Arrieta,... continue reading >>

NTRK Gene Fusion in Papillary Thyroid Cancer: A Clinicogenomic Biobank and Record Linkage Study From Finland


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2024-02-19

“Estimates of the frequency of NTRK gene fusion in large cohorts of patients with solid tumors come from a limited number of studies. [...]. We aimed to address this gap by evaluating patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) from Finland [...]”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 19, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 5, 2024, entitled, “Neurotrophic-tyrosine receptor kinase gene fusion in papillary thyroid cancer: A clinicogenomic biobank and record linkage ... continue reading >>

Genetic and Therapeutic Landscapes in Cohort of Pancreatic Adenocarcinomas Using NGS and Machine Learning


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2024-02-14

“Our study was designed to build specific mutational and therapeutic landscapes of pancreatic cancer among the Russian population.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 14, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 5, 2024, entitled, “Genetic and therapeutic landscapes in cohort of pancreatic adenocarcinomas: next-generation sequencing and machine learning for full tumor exome analysis.”

 

About 7% of all cancer deaths are caused by pancreatic cancer (PCa). PCa is known ... continue reading >>

Differential Expression of Mad2 Gene in Human Esophageal Cancer


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2024-02-12

“[...] people of the northeastern region [of India] consume betel quid, consisting of raw areca nut [...]. People often swallow the entire betel-quid after chewing, which is believed to contribute to the development of oral, esophageal, and gastric cancers.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 12, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 5, 2024, entitled, “Differential expression of Mad2 gene is consequential to the patterns of histone H3 post-translational... continue reading >>

Evaluation of Ruxolitinib, a Janus Kinase Inhibitor, in Multiple Myeloma


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2024-02-07

“[...] the results of the studies presented in this review will hopefully provide the impetus for conducting additional preclinical and clinical studies to evaluate RUX in the setting of MM as well as other types of cancer.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 7, 2024 – A new research perspective was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on February 5, 2024, entitled, “Preclinical and clinical evaluation of the Janus Kinase inhibitor ruxolitinib in multiple myeloma.”

 

In this new paper, researchers Ashley... continue reading >>

Drug Discovery in Academia; Dumping in the Publication Landfill?


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2024-02-05

“[...] fruitful efforts to bring more drugs from bench to bedside could only be possible if we do not leave them ‘midway’!”


 

BUFFALO, NY- February 5, 2024 – A new editorial paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on January 24, 2024, entitled, “The fate of drug discovery in academia; dumping in the publication landfill?

 

In this new editorial, researchers Uzma Saqib, Isaac S. Demaree, Alexander G. Obukhov, Mirza S. Baig, Amiram Ariel, and Krishnan Hajela, from Devi Ahilya... continue reading >>

BCAS1 Defines a Heterogeneous Cell Population in Diffuse Glioma Patients


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2024-01-31

“[...] this is the first study describing a BCAS1+ cell population in a large cohort of diffuse glioma patients.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 31, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on January 24, 2024, entitled, “BCAS1 defines a heterogeneous cell population in diffuse gliomas.”

 

Oligodendrocyte precursor markers have become of great interest to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for diffuse gliomas, since state-of-the-art studies point towards immature ... continue reading >>

Genetic Alterations in Thyroid Cancer Mediate Resistance to BRAF Inhibition and Anaplastic Transformation


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2024-01-29

“An improved understanding of the molecular basis of thyroid cancer has led to the development of new targeted agents.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 29, 2024 – A new research perspective was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on January 24, 2024, entitled, “Genetic alterations in thyroid cancer mediating both resistance to BRAF inhibition and anaplastic transformation.”

 

In this new paper, researchers Mark Lee and Luc GT Morris from New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer ... continue reading >>

Case Report: Lazarus Effect in a Patient Treated With Osimertinib for NSCLC With Leptomeningeal Disease


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2024-01-24

“[...] this case supports a body of literature noting potentially dramatic clinical benefits of administering appropriate oncogene directed targeted therapy [...]”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 24, 2024 – A new case report was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on January 16, 2024, entitled, “Lazarus effect in a patient initially empirically treated with osimertinib for EGFR L858R mutant non-small cell lung cancer with leptomeningeal disease: a case report.”

 

Osimertinib has been shown to be... continue reading >>

Bone Marrow Adipocytes Provide Early Sign of Progression From MGUS to Multiple Myeloma


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2024-01-22

“[...] bone marrow adipocyte density, size, and roundness are significantly different between [MGUS and MM] and could provide early signs for progression [...] to MM.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 22, 2024 – A new research perspective was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on January 16, 2024, entitled, “Bone marrow adipocytes provide early sign for progression from MGUS to multiple myeloma.”

 

Multiple Myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematological malignancy and is characterized by clonal... continue reading >>

ATR Inhibition Using Gartisertib in Patient-derived Glioblastoma Cell Lines


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2024-01-17

“[...] this study identifies gartisertib as a potent ATRi within patient-derived glioblastoma cell lines.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 17, 2024 – A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on January 16, 2024, entitled, “ATR inhibition using gartisertib enhances cell death and synergises with temozolomide and radiation in patient-derived glioblastoma cell lines.”

 

Glioblastoma cells can restrict the DNA-damaging effects of temozolomide (TMZ) and radiation therapy (RT) using the... continue reading >>

Reductive Carboxylation of Glutamine as a Potential Target in AML


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2024-01-16

“Identification and validation of novel and targetable metabolic weaknesses in AML is ongoing.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 16, 2024 – A new editorial paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 14 on December 1, 2023, entitled, “Reductive carboxylation of glutamine as a potential target in acute myeloid leukemia.”

 

In this new editorial, researchers Alessia Roma, Lawrence D. Goodridge and Paul A. Spagnuolo from the University of Guelph discuss acute myeloid leukemia (AML) — an aggressive cancer of... continue reading >>

Toward Treating PARP Inhibitor-resistant Ovarian Cancers


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2024-01-10

“This initiative is geared towards identifying additional biomarkers that can aid in selecting the most appropriate treatments for ovarian cancer.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 10, 2024 – A new editorial paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 14 on December 22, 2023, entitled, “One more step toward treatment of PARP inhibitor-resistant ovarian cancers.”

 

Over 80% of ovarian cancer cases experience recurrence, resulting in roughly 12,000 annual deaths in the United States. While targeted... continue reading >>

Transformation-associated Recombination (TAR) Cloning and Its Applications


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2024-01-08

“TAR cloning is used to genetically engineer synthetic viruses with novel properties that may be used for the development of new vaccines.”


BUFFALO, NY- January 8, 2024 – A new review paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 14 on December 22, 2023, entitled, “Transformation-associated recombination (TAR) cloning and its applications for gene function; genome architecture and evolution; biotechnology and biomedicine.”

Transformation-associated recombination (TAR) cloning represents a unique... continue reading >>

Harnessing Cancer Stem Cell-derived Exosomes


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2024-01-03

“[...] recent significant advances in understanding [...] CSC-Exos have revealed numerous potential applications for diagnosis and treatment.”


 

BUFFALO, NY- January 3, 2024 – A new editorial paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 14 on December 20, 2023, entitled, “Therapeutically harnessing cancer stem cell-derived exosomes.”

 

In this editorial, researcher Yong Teng from Emory University discusses cancer stem cell-derived exosomes. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), a small population of cancer... continue reading >>



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