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TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →

TGen finds protein that fuels invasive brain tumors

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published Wednesday by Molecular Cancer Research, an American Association for Cancer Research journal. Glioblastoma multiforme, or… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure supports TGen cancer research

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Participants in the 5th annual Cycle for the Cure — supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — have more than cycling to choose from this year.Kinesis resistance exercise, yoga and fitness classes will join stationary cycling, or spinning, as part of Cycle for the Cure’s record-breaking efforts to support TGen. For spinning enthusiasts, three exhilarating 2-hour indoor… Read More →

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Events In Phoenix

Phoenix Breast Cancer Awareness Events
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October has not always been associated with the color pink. It was only after it was deemed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985 that the pink ribbon became the well-known symbol of breast cancer awareness. Since then, organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation have been raising… Read More →

Researchers At The Translational Genomics Research Institute Have Embarked On A Number Of Cancer Studies

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While scientists at the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) investigate diseases of the brain and heart, as well as deadly pathogens, most of the nonprofit biomedical institute’s research is devoted to seeking the genetic causes of cancer. TGen’s central goal is to discover which genes within our 3-billion-base DNA either protect us from cancer… Read More →