oncology

ASCO Highlights UChicago’s Role in Top Cancer Advances of 2013

February 4, 2014

University of Chicago researchers contributed several articles over the past year that the American Society of Clinical Oncology identified as highlighting advances in research with the “greatest potential to improve patient care and quality of life.” ASCO’s annual selection of clinical cancer advances, now in its ninth year, documents important progress being made and highlights emerging trends. [Read more]

The Two Faces of microRNA

February 22, 2012

By Rob Mitchum Among the most hyped cancer therapies for the future, microRNA looms large. While much smaller than the RNA produced by protein-coding genes, these tiny transcripts play an important regulatory role in cells by acting as a brake on [Read more]

When Smaller is Better for GWAS

August 2, 2011

As of July 2010, nearly 600 genome-wide association studies of 150 distinct diseases and traits had been published. They revealed hundred of specific genomic locations, each with a relatively small effect. There were more than 40 genetic variants, [Read more]