Category Archives: Cancer Research

Cachexia Update

A recent discovery may hold the key to understanding cachexia, a common co-morbidity in cancer patients. Continue reading

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Pharma Podcasts

Learn how you can use podcasts to keep up to date in areas like genomics, bioinformatics, cancer research, drug discovery and drug development. Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer and the Microbiome

Beyond the genomic complexity of the disease, we’ve begun to examine the effect of the microbiome on pancreatic cancer. In a recent paper in Science, “Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine” [Geller … Continue reading

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Subtypes of Pancreatic Cancer

In the third part of this series on pancreatic cancer, we’ll take a look at recent developments in identifying subtypes of pancreatic cancer and its potential impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients. Twenty-one years ago, we had identified … Continue reading

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The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer

In the second part of this series on pancreatic cancer, we’ll look at the changes in our understanding of the role of familial genetics in pancreatic cancer, and how that new understanding holds promise for new therapeutics. In the mid-1970s … Continue reading

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 Remember, Remember…

A look at our changing understanding of the genetics of pancreatic cancer, and the genomic technologies that helped us gain that understanding over the past 21 years. Continue reading

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Drug Target Identification: And then a miracle occurs

At the front end of most drug discovery programs lies a step called Target Identification, and a few months ago I sat down with a colleague to discuss their approach to target identification.  In particular, “how do you characterize a target”? … Continue reading

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