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Early Detection Key In Fighting Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created to urge women to know their risk. Screening and early detection are important, especially for those who are at a higher risk for breast cancer. 

WCCO's Christiane Cordero reports on how researchers at the University of Minnesota are at the forefront of the battle against breast cancer.

Pluhar and Hunt

Brain size varies by species. The brain of a hamster weighs about 1 gram. A dog’s brain is typically 5 centimeters in diameter, while the human brain is about three times as large.

Douglas Yee, M.D.

How cancer research is revolutionizing treatment

The secret to a male birth control pill may lie in a deadly poisonous plant. Dr. Gunda Georg is leading a team of researchers out of the University of Minnesota in a quest to develop a non-hormonal birth control pill for men. She wants to help even out the burden of family planning between men and women, and she thinks the answer may lie in a heart-stopping plant extract from the Climbing Oleander plant used as arrow poison in parts of Africa. 

The mixed public-private effort with Vaccinex is aiming to bring about a treatment for intractable osteosarcoma.

A public-private collaboration between University of Minnesota researchers and a clinical-stage biotech company making an experimental anti-cancer drug has resulted in a new push for an immunotherapeutic treatment against childhood bone cancer.

Jeffrey Miller, M.D.

TriKE and TetraKE Platforms to be Highlighted

LOS ANGELESFebruary 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --