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Study shows potential of new treatment strategies for most common childhood cancer

UBC researchers made a key discovery about how childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia evolves and responds to targeted therapies.
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High insulin levels directly linked to pancreatic cancer

A new UBC study offers the first detailed explanation of why people with obesity and type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
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Detecting breast cancer sooner

Dr. Paula Gordon’s research is helping ensure women have access to life-saving breast cancer screening.
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B.C. researchers identify gene that fuels aggressive childhood cancers

New UBC research sheds light on why some forms of neuroblastoma are so deadly, uncovers new treatment targets.
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UBC researchers find radiation not necessary for some patients with low-risk breast cancer

The new approach would spare patients of radiation and its side effects, while improving access for those who need radiation therapy most.
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Study reveals cause of different outcomes for patients who experience relapse of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

The findings will help health care providers tailor treatment approaches and ultimately improve outcomes.
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Popular dietary supplement may offer new treatment option for aggressive cancers

New study reveals cancer-fighting potential of the amino acid alanine.
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Resistance exercise may help regulate appetite in breast cancer survivors

New UBC research suggests ways to combat an increased risk of obesity that is common for breast cancer survivors.
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Simple hysterectomy a safe option for women with early-stage, low-risk cervical cancer

UBC researchers were part of an international clinical trial showing that less radical intervention can improve patient quality of life.
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Nuclear medicine can cure cancer, and Canadian researchers are stepping up the fight

Faculty of Medicine scientists have received more than $23 million in federal funding to develop precision radiopharmaceuticals that promise to transform cancer treatment.
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