Characterising the molecular changes that underpin the progression and pathogenesis of cancer.

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Through the use of cutting edge technologies, Molecular Oncology (MO) aims to identify genes involved in the development of cancer, quickly and accurately.

MO's researchers combine diverse techniques, ranging from genomics, computational biology, tumour imaging, in vitro and in vivo functional models, to study biological and clinical phenotypes. The proteins produced by these genes may serve as targets for novel chemotherapy drugs and other cancer treatments, or imaging scans. MO uses these combined techniques to validate the role of the novel candidate genes in the development of cancer; with an eye towards translating findings into improved treatment options for cancer patients around the world.

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New study finds that cancer-causing proteins in Ewing sarcoma and prostate carcinoma prompt tumour cells to release certain RNAs to turn off the immune response

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that certain cancer-causing proteins can switch on parts of a person’s genetic material that were previously inactive, potentially contributing to the development and progression of Ewing sarcoma and prostate cancer. This finding helps researchers understand why the environment around a tumour may cause inflammation and suppress the immune system, which can make it challenging to successfully treat solid tumours with immunotherapy. 

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