Research finds key piece to cancer cell survival puzzle
The research of an international team led by Eric Hendrickson, Ph.D., Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program, and Duncan Baird of Cardiff University was featured on KARE-11 and KSTP. The group has identified a single gene that regulates cell survival despite chromosomal defects. The research was published in Cell Reports. Read more.
Master regulator of key cancer gene found, offers new drug target
Research conducted by the laboratory of Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D., Genetic Mechanisms of Center Program, was highlighted in Medical Xpress and HealthCanal stories. Bagchi and his colleagues discovered how MYC, a gene linked to cancer, is regulated by a non-coding RNA, PVT1. The research was recently published in the journal Nature.
Tribute to a leader
A permanent tribute to the Masonic Cancer Center's founder, John Kersey, M.D. was unveiled in a ceremony Tuesday, May 13 in the new Cancer Cardiovascular Research Building in the Biomedical Discovery District of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kersey's family was on hand to join in the celebration of his life and contributions to cancer research and treatment. A story on the event appeared in the Star Tribune. Learn more about the display.
2013 Research Update published
The Masonic Cancer Center has published Research Update 2013: A Tribute to Dr. John Kersey's Legacy. View the pdf.
NCI renews Masonic Cancer Center as Comprehensive Cancer Center
The National Cancer Institute has renewed its designation of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, as a comprehensive cancer center after a highly competitive and rigorous process. The reviewers recommended support for the Masonic Cancer Center of nearly $20M over the next 5 years. Read more.
New Ambulatory Care Center will provide transformative team-based patient care
The University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services recently broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Center, which will house outpatient clinics currently located in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building, the Masonic Cancer Clinic and an outpatient surgery center. Read more
U of M researchers investigating exposures caused by e-cigarettes
Investigations are underway at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, to determine the level of nicotine and toxin exposures caused by the use of e-cigarettes, a category of products with no established baseline. The study is recruiting e-cigarette users, both who use the products exclusively and those who also use cigarettes. Read more.
Natalie Wolf, sarcoma survivor and U of M student, conducts sarcoma research in the Masonic Cancer Center
The November issue of Rein in Sarcoma newsletter featured Natalie Wolf, a University of Minnesota student and sarcoma survivor, who is working in the laboratory of David Largaespada, Ph.D., Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program. Read more.