Category: Cancer Research

See recent blog posts and articles about cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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2019 MGRI Image Contest: Meet the Winner and Finalists

The second annual Mass General Research Institute Image Contest produced 46 amazing images from researchers across 15 centers and departments at Mass General. After two weeks of deliberation, the judges have finally selected a winner and eight finalists.

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Three Mass General Investigators Named NIH New Innovators

As part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the NIH New Innovator Award supports exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences within the NIH mission. This year, three Mass General investigators were named NIH New Innovators.

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How A Small Fish Could Make a Big Difference in the Future of Cancer Research

Mass General researchers have created a new zebrafish model that could vastly improve our ability to model cancer growth and test new treatments.

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Mass General Research Roundup for May 2019

Experiencing adverse events at a young age may increase risk of mental health disorder, evaluating the price of skincare products for women and a new model for cancer treatments.

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How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the Blood

Mass General researchers Shannon Stott and Brian Nahed have been working together for 10 years, and used their different backgrounds to their advantage to be the first to identify circulating brain tumor cells in the blood.

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Mass General Researcher Finds That Earlier Palliative Care Improves Patient Quality of Life in Serious Illnesses

Mass General clinician-researcher Jennifer Temel, MD, a Hostetter MGH Research Scholar, is studying the effects of palliative care on quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. She was recently profiled in an article on the Mass General Giving website. Here are five things to know: 1. Palliative care is a treatment designed to provide […]

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Bringing a 70-Year-Old Surgical Technique Into the 21st Century

Imagine your surprise if you needed heart surgery and were told your cardiac surgeon would be using the same technique their predecessors used in the 1940s. Thankfully, techniques for heart surgery have come a long way in 70 years. The same cannot be said for Mohs surgery — a procedure for removing skin cancer on […]

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A Snapshot of Science

What’s new in research at Mass General? Here’s a snapshot of studies recently published in top-tier scientific journals: NEW INSIGHTS INTO HOW GENETICS INFLUENCE MIGRAINES Common Variant Burden Contributes to the Familial Aggregation of Migraine in 1,589 Families Gormley P, Kurki MI, Hiekkala ME, Veerapen K, Häppölä P [et al.], Palotie A Published in Neuron on May […]

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Weekend Links: Our Favorite Science Stories From Across the Web

We’ve hand-picked a mix of research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment.

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Racing to Stop a ‘Silent’ Killer

May 8th is World Ovarian Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about the disease. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Learn what one Massachusetts General Hospital researcher is doing to improve diagnosis in the hopes of saving patients’ lives. Despite advances in the early identification of some cancers, the ability […]

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