Front Line Genomics

  A patient-centered way to keep up with advances in genomics  The online and print magazine Front Line Genomics has the tagline “unzipping genes for humanity.” Richard…


Personalized Melanoma Vaccine Helps 3 Cancer Patients

“Our team is very encouraged by the quality of the immune response directed against the melanoma neoantigens in all three patients.” – Gerald Linette…


Map of 2nd Genetic Code (Epigenome) Revealed For Over 100 Human Cell Types

The epigenome of molecular “switches” that can turn individual genes on or off has been mapped in more than 100 types of human cells Source – Scientific American…


Tetanus Shot Boosts Brain Cancer Survival

Woman survived for 9 years after being given a 2-3 month prognosis and an experimental vaccine.  A common tetanus booster shot given to patients with…

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Nanobots Fight Cancer: First Human Clinical Trial in 2015

The first human clinical trial using nanobots to fight cancer will begin in 2015. The technology could later be used to repair spinal chords,…

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Patient Receives Next Generation Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

A 70-year-old Japanese woman who  suffered from age-related macular degeneration has received the first implant of pluripotent stem cells. Due to the advanced level…

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You Don’t Know Jack

Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of…


Diem Brown on Surviving with Ovarian Cancer

Diem Brown talks about her repeated battles with ovarian cancer and urges women to watch for its symptoms.  


New Drug for Ovarian Cancer

USC scientists are working on a drug that induces ovarian cancer cells to commit cellular suicide.