retinoblastoma

12/16/2013 - 13:31

Indiana University cancer researchers have discovered that a protein that normally suppresses tumors actually promotes the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

 

12/13/2012 - 12:03

Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered a protein that does its best work with one foot in the grave. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, focuses on the nontraditional lifestyle of Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor proteins, which could lead to new ways to treat cancer.

01/12/2012 - 12:31

Retinoblastoma, a rare childhood eye cancer, is caused by a single gene mutation. But that mutation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have now discovered, changes the way cells turn on and off many other genes. The finding explains why retinoblastoma occurs at such a young age and suggests a new avenue for treating the cancer.

12/22/2011 - 12:43

Armed with a new ability to find retinal anomalies at the cellular level, neurobiologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have made a discovery they hope will ultimately lead to a treatment for cancer of the retina.