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Cancer is a devastating disease for families across the globe. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, there were 14 million new cancers and 8.2 million deaths related to cancer worldwide in 2012 alone. Researchers continue to learn about the biology of cancer and how it affects the body. They are developing innovative new treatments with the hopes of extending life and one day finding cures.

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Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen & Beyond: Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors

Posted on: January 15, 2006

 

Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen & Beyond: Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors - Sheep and chickens prove important in breast cancer research. Ewes and hens served as crucial animal models in early studies to understand how estrogen worked and how it affected breast tumor development.  Read more...
 


Targeting Leukemia: From Bench to Bedside

Posted on: March 15, 2001

 

Targeting Leukemia: From Bench to Bedside - As researchers discovered effective treatments for leukemia, there remained a stumbling block: the drugs that killed leukemia cells were unable to penetrate into the brain and spinal cord. Fortunately, using animal models, scientists were able to develop a direct injection and irradiation protocol that eliminated this problem.  Read more...
 


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