News Releases

Drs. Modiano and Borgatti with dog Valky

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (February 13, 2017) – A breakthrough trial at the University of Minnesota testing a new UMN-developed drug resulted in improved survival rates for dogs diagnosed with a cancer called hemangiosarcoma (HSA). The results were published today in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Dr. Robert Kratzke

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (December 23, 2016) – The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (Big Ten CRC) elected Robert Kratzke, M.D., lung cancer researcher, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota and associate professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Medicine, as its inaugural Steering Committee Chair. Kratzke will lead the initiative to transform cancer research through collaboration across Big Ten universities.

Reuben Harris, PhD

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (December 19, 2016) – Unprecedented images of cancer genome-mutating enzymes acting on DNA provide vital clues into how the enzymes work to promote tumor evolution and drive poor disease outcomes. These images, revealed by University of Minnesota researchers, provide the first ever high-resolution pictures of molecular complexes formed between DNA and the human APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B enzymes.

Heather Nelson

A new study in JAMA Oncology finds that antibodies to human papillomavirus detectable in blood serum are reliable indicators of five-year head and neck cancer survival

Scott Dehm PhD

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (November 30, 2016) – Frequent genetic rearrangements in the androgen receptor could be limiting treatment options for prostate cancer patients, according to new research out of the University of Minnesota. Currently, the main treatment for prostate cancer inhibits androgen receptor activity. However, the new paper identified frequent rearrangements in the metastases of prostate cancer, allowing cancer cells to accumulate a variety of receptor forms and increasing resistance to treatments.

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The annual event aims to spur new ideas and collaborations toward developing new cancer research

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Recognition will help further research on exploring genetic connections to breast cancer

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