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If you read Angelina Jolie Pitt's "Diary of a Surgery" in the New York Times about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, you might want to read our information on both BRCA1 and BRCA2: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/genetics/brca-fact-sheet
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Vanderbilt researchers find that an enzyme affects tumor metastasis.  In the Journal of Pathology, Barbara Fingleton, Ph.D., and colleagues establish a role for MMP2 in the development of lung metastases from primary breast cancer.  #BCSM #LCSM More: http://go.usa.gov/tsFQ
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Dana-Farber researchers find that a new agent causes small cell lung tumors to shrink in pre-clinical testing. #LCSM More: http://1.usa.gov/1AHC1WU
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TCGA study improves understanding of genetic drivers of thyroid cancer. #thycsm More: http://1.usa.gov/16oiC4b
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NCI establishes Genomic Data Commons to facilitate identification of molecular subtypes of cancer and potential drug targets. More: http://1.usa.gov/1AuRVDR
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Congratulations to the NCI’s Dr. Doug Lowy, recipient of the second Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine.  Dr. Lowy is credited with the discovery that made a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine possible. More: http://bit.ly/1CZeh5n
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Dana-Farber researchers find that a narrow subset of cells is responsible for metastasis in multiple myeloma. #MMSM More: http://1.usa.gov/1w3jIah
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Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer is highly complex, and a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology with an accompanying editorial suggests that medical centers with more experience centers have better patient outcomes. More: http://1.usa.gov/1sCrJsl
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Today, the +Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and the National Cancer Institute released the first-ever report on the global use and public health impact of smokeless tobacco.  The report found that smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer in humans – and smokeless tobacco products contain more than 30 carcinogens.  Read the report (.pdf): http://go.usa.gov/Fs9W 
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Multiple biopsies are superior to a single biopsy in detecting cervical cancer precursors. #CervicalCA More: http://1.usa.gov/1zmeRG8
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Premenopausal women who received ovarian suppression treatment along with tamoxifen had a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence. #BCSM More: http://1.usa.gov/16g1NbM
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The National Cancer Institute ( NCI) is the U.S. government's lead agency for cancer research and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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