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Georgetown Bioresearchers Make Strides to Treat Prostate Cancer

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Through testing mice that have an abnormality in certain common chromosomes that are found in prostate cancer, researches from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center were able to prevent tumors from growing and spreading with the help of the drug YK-4-279(Photo of lab mouse by Rama, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons). 

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Tags: Washington DC, Northeast, 2015, Geotwn, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Georgetown University Medical Center, YK-4-279, Prostate cancer

Georgetown Cancer Research Links High Estrogen Levels in Womb to BRCA1 Silencing

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Fri, Apr 19, 2013

At Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers have announced the results of an important study showing that high levels of estrogen in the mother during pregnancy can increase a daughter's susceptibility to breast cancer later on. Specifically, the BRCA1 gene is disabled in an estrogen-rich environment, preventing it from carrying out its DNA repair tasks and leaving an opening for cancerous cells to grow. The research was presented at the 2013 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting by Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke (right). The Hilakivi-Clarke Lab is on the same floor of the Research Building as that of Dr. Robert Clarke, who collaborated on the study; the Clarkes both carry out hormone-related cancer research, and Robert Clarke is the Dean for Research at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). 

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Tags: 2014, 2013, Georgetown University, Washington DC, Northeast, gene patenting, cancer research, D.C., Geotwn, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Genetics, Georgetown University Medical Center

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