Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

Novel ROS1 mutations reveal a predictive mutational model for TKI sensitivity

In tumors with tumor-specific genetic alterations (i.e. 20-40% lung cancers), cancer cells are highly dependent on the function of a single oncogene, defined as ‘driver oncogene’ for their proliferation and survival. Many oncogene alterations have been identified

Occupational exposure to new influenza virus that infects cows

Influenza D virus (IDV) was first identified in 2013, and since been found in cattle and swine with influenza-like illness in multiple countries. It is closely related to influenza C virus but cannot exchange genes with influenza

Mangrove propagule size and oil contamination effects: does size matter?

Mangroves thrive in sheltered locations of intertidal zones of tropical and subtropical regions and are highly vulnerable to oil spills. Oil penetrates the soft mangrove sediments and coats aerial breathing roots. This leads to oxygen deficiency, suffocation,

Stage IVB cervical cancer: performance status and pretreatment WBC count are significant negative prognostic factors

Cervical cancer remains the second most common cancer among women worldwide and is a significant cause of cancer-related mortality in women. By the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO) classification, stage IVB cervical cancer is defined