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Dr. Patricia Jones, right, and Hayley McLean, master of science in public health student and Dr. Jones’ graduate research assistant.

Liver Cancer Disparities: A Complicated Picture

12.23.2019

Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, is a critical health problem in the United States and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths. However, the disease does not affect all groups equally and nobody is really sure why.

Sylvester Survivorship Celebration on August 3, 2019 at Marlins Park.

Helping Cancer Survivors in Transition

12.17.2019

Cancer survivors in the U.S. currently number 17 million, with that number expected to climb to 26 million within the next 20 years. As defined by the National Cancer Institute, cancer survivorship care focuses on the health and life of a person following initial treatment through the end of life. It covers the physical, psychosocial, and economic issues of cancer, beyond the diagnosis and initial treatment phases.

Dr. Tan Ince

HDAC7 Gene Plays a Critical Role in Breast Cancer Stem Cells

12.04.2019

In a study recently published in the journal Oncogene, a research team led by Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., described the mechanisms that help the gene histone deacetylase (HDAC) 7 control other genes, driving breast cancer and helping maintain cancer stem cells. In addition, the paper showed HDAC7 activity is downstream from other HDAC molecules, particularly HDAC1, possibly making it a better therapeutic target for future