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Non-Coding DNA Located Outside Chromosomes May Help Drive Glioblastoma

Extra DNA scooped up and copied alongside cancer-causing genes helps keep tumors going — elements that could represent new drug targets for brain tumors and other cancers notoriously difficult to treat. Using human glioblastoma brain tumor samples, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have now determined that all of that extra DNA is critical for maintaining a cancer-causing gene’s activation, and ultimately supporting a cancer cell’s ability to survive. The study, published November 21, 2019 in Cell, could explain why drugs will often work for some cancer types but not others. Read more in press release.

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4th Annual Biorepository and Tissue Technology Shared Resource Symposium 

Date: December 9, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Location: The Commons, 2nd Floor, Moores Cancer Center
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Dry, MD (UCLA) 
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