An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer to thrive, scientists report.
MCG scientists looking at body's natural checkpoint, the enzyme CD73, and how it may convert the cell fuel that normally promotes our immune system to attack head and neck cancer cells into something that instead inhibits that attack.
MCG scientists hope non-invasive and better tests that measure a gene variant commonly found in bladder cancer could help improve patient outcomes.
MCG scientists now know how the immune system rids the body of tumor cells, helping prevent cancer metastasis.
Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and keeps up.
Faculty at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University were recognized with Exemplary Teaching Awards for their contributions to students and residents at the state’s public medical school.
Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer, and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly cancer.
Dr. Vinata B. Lokeshwar, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Basic Urological Research.
A member of a protein family known for protecting our cells also protects cancer cells in aggressive, metastatic breast cancer, scientists report.
A team of three Georgia Cancer Center researchers is taking the next step towards finding a future treatment option for colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
The first board certified intensivist in Georgia and a neonatologist and expert in pediatric nutrition are among the faculty being honored by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
Two immunotherapies are being given together for the first time to help more patients wage a stronger war on a wide range of solid tumors.
A newly designed three-part molecule could be the one answer patients with a certain form of breast cancer are looking for, scientists report.
A small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk, scientists report.
In the battle against cancer, antibiotics may have a negative impact.
Scientists at MCG say a logical and effective new treatment target for certain cancers is to block production of the chemical that initiates the call that allows tumor growth .
A Medical College of Georgia research team has emerging evidence that a little-known gene may have a big role in keeping our Paneth cells – and us – healthy and active.
First the city, now the state. Dr. B. R. Achyut has been selected as one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” for 2017. Achyut, a cancer biologist and assistant professor in the Medical College of Georgia’s Department of Biochemistry...
It’s a metabolite found in essentially all our cells that, like so many things, cancer overexpresses. Now scientists have shown that when they inhibit 20-HETE, it reduces both the size of a breast cancer tumor and its ability to spread to the lungs...
While it’s widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread. “Today we actually propose that blood...