cancer research news
UF researchers find changing gut microbiota, taming inflammation may help battle colorectal cancer
Colon cancer may be treated or even prevented by altering microorganisms in the intestine and by combating inflammation with a clinical treatment previously used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, findings from a study led by University of Florida researchers suggest. READ MORE
UF researchers find anticancer drugs are also effective against Epstein-Barr virus-related cancers
Ventures celebrates first year successes
In interactions with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Ventures leader Jackson Streeter heard about a technology developed by Rowan Milner, Ph.D., a cancer vaccine to treat osteosarcoma in dogs. This isn’t a vaccine given to prevent a dog from developing cancer; it’s a vaccine given to a dog to treat cancer once a tumor has developed. READ MORE
STAT Virtual Event: The ESMO Recap, Live!
Europe’s largest cancer research meeting, the ESMO Virtual Congress, took place on Sept. 19-21. After the event, STAT’s Adam Feuerstein moderated a panel with some top cancer experts to review the significant data presented at ESMO, discussed what to expect for the rest of the year in cancer clinical trials and took questions. UF Health Cancer Center member Merry Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, FASCO, was featured on the cancer expert panel. READ MORE
Nobel Prize for chemistry honors exquisitely precise gene-editing technique, CRISPR
Written by UF Health Cancer Center member Piyush Jain, Ph.D.
Researchers have been able to manipulate large chunks of genetic code for almost 50 years. But it is only within the past decade that they have been able to do it with exquisite precision – adding, deleting and substituting single units of the genetic code just as an editor can manipulate a single letter in a document. This newfound ability is called gene editing, the tool is called CRISPR, and it’s being used worldwide to engineer plants and livestock and treat disease in people. READ MORE