Posts Tagged ‘Oncology’

OHSU researchers raise concerns with applying the ProtecT Trial data to minority populations

One in nine men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. It is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths for men — especially for African American men, who are 60 percent more likely than white men to develop the cancer. African American men are not only more likely to get the disease, they tend to be diagnosed later and with a more aggressive form. Radical prostatectomy and … Read More

New treatment may address imatinib-resistant tumors

Each year, 3,000 to 6,000 people are diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)—the most common sarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract. Imatinib myeslate, or Gleevec®, has proved to be a highly effective therapy for many patients with GIST, although long-term survival is poor due to the development of imatinib-resistant GIST mutation types. Research recently published in Science Translational Medicine demonstrated promising results for a new treatment, BLU-285, which specifically targets two of the most common imatinib-resistant GIST mutations: KIT … Read More

Renowned scientist to lead precision oncology for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Internationally renowned scientist Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D., is joining OHSU to lead precision oncology for the Knight Cancer Institute. One of the most highly cited medical scientists in the world, Mills will bring a breadth of research and leadership experience to OHSU. He was recruited from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he has been a clinical and research leader since 1994. At OHSU, Mills will integrate research across multiple areas, including early … Read More

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