Introducing Research Snapshots

New Outlet to Share Cancer Research

The Cancer Center communications team is pleased to share a new segment on the website titled, “Research Snapshots,”— featured under Research News, which is located under the Research tab on the Cancer Center Homepage. This new module is designed to highlight recent discoveries by our very own!

Research Snapshots pairs newly published studies with a brief description of how the study has impacted the field of study and/or a Q&A with the lead author. Research Snapshots aim to make research discoveries more accessible for other scientists and the community as a whole.

If you are a Cancer Center researcher and would like to have your research considered for this feature, please contact assistant director of communications Marilee Griffin or communications specialist Leacy Burton.

Recent Snapshots

Addressing Racial Disparities: Dietary Vitamin A and Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition has shown an inverse association of dietary intake of vitamin A, including carotenoids, with ER-positive breast cancer risks among premenopausal Black women.


Biological Features Between miRNAs and their Targets are Unveiled from Deep Learning Models

miRNAs play key roles in a variety of biological processes and human diseases and several miRNA-targeted therapeutics have undergone clinical trials for treating human cancers.


When microRNAs Clash With Their Targets

Mingyi Xie’s, Ph.D., lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine at the University of Florida studies RNA processing mechanisms that drive cancer development.