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12 Days of Research at Mass General: A Strategy for Sneaking Drugs Into Tumor Cells

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. July 2017: Could a Technique Echoing an Ancient Greek Military Strategy Point the Way to More Effective Cancer Treatments? According to Greek […]

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A Snapshot of Science at Mass General: A New Approach to Targeted Cancer Treatments, Identifying Genes that Help Protect the Gut and Much More!

We wanted to share some recent Massachusetts General Hospital research that has been published in high impact, top-tier journals. This is just a small snapshot of the incredible research that takes place at Mass General each day — there’s lots more to find on the Mass General website! Cognitive Decline, Tau and β-Amyloid in Healthy Older Adults […]

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Liquid Biopsies Give Clues on When and Why Cancer Treatments Lose their Efficacy

With the advent of targeted cancer therapies and immunotherapy, and with new CAR-T therapies on the way, more cancer patients are living with their disease. However, many cancer patients find that their therapies have limitations and are faced with the potential of disease progression. Often, those who initially respond to a course of treatment eventually […]

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A Snapshot of Science: Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease, Development of Type 1 Diabetes, and Much More

We wanted to share some recent Mass General research that has been published in high impact, top-tier journals. This is just a small snapshot of the incredible research that takes place at Mass General each day — there’s lots more to find at massgeneral.org/research/news!   DETECTING AND TREATING STIFF TUMORS Published in Nature Scientific Reports on […]

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Could a Technique Echoing an Ancient Greek Military Strategy Point the Way to More Effective Cancer Treatments?

According to Greek legend, the Trojan horse was a wooden structure built by Greek soldiers and presented to the Trojans as a gift after a long and fruitless siege of the city during the Trojan War. When the Trojans brought the gift horse within their city walls, the Greek soldiers who were hidden inside crept […]

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Using Plain Language to Help Patients Cope with Cancer

So many questions run through a patients mind when they’re diagnosed with cancer. Now two Mass General doctors from the Cancer Center and the Division of Palliative Care are hoping to help answer those questions using clear and simple language. David Ryan, MD, an oncologist, and Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, a palliative care physician, have […]

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New Study Finds Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Risk of Cancer Death

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital reports that long-term regular aspirin was associated with a lower risk of dying from various types of cancers. Lead author, Yin Cao, MPH, ScD, a researcher in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her team studied the health outcomes of approximately 86,000 women and 44,000 […]

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Study Provides New Treatment Option For Recurring Prostate Cancer Patients

There is new hope for the more than 30 percent of prostate cancer patients who will experience cancer recurrence after undergoing surgery to remove their prostate gland. Prostate cancer cells need androgens (also known as male hormones) to grow, and, in order to function properly, androgens must bind to receptors in the prostate. Medications called […]

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Implantable Device Targets Pancreatic Cancer

A research team from Mass General and MIT has designed a tiny, adjustable implant that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into pancreatic cancers, instead of requiring the drugs to travel through the entire circulatory system to reach the pancreas. In laboratory models, delivering treatment directly to the source proved to be 12 times more effective than intravenous […]

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