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Advancing Cancer Research
The mission of the Mass General Center for Cancer Research is to understand cancer at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole organism levels and to apply that knowledge to advance the treatment and prevention of human cancer.
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Lee Zou, PhD and Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD Named Scientific co-Directors
Congratulations to Lee Zou, PhD and Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD who will serve as Scientific co-Directors of the Mass General Cancer Center and Center for Cancer Research.
Ultrahigh-throughput magnetic sorting of large blood volumes for epitope-agnostic isolation of circulating tumor cells
A team at Mass General has devised a new ultrahigh-throughput microfluidic chip (the LPCTC-iCHIP) that improves sensitivity of CTC-based assays 100-fold as compared to existing approaches. The team’s paper appeared recently in the May 2020 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Genomic characterization of human brain metastases identifies drivers of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma
Cancer researchers have identified changes in lung cancer-promoting genes that may allow the disease to metastasize to the brain. Their work, which points to possible therapies for preventing or treating brain metastases from lung cancer, is described in the March 2020 issue of Nature Genetics.
Analyses of non-coding somatic drivers in 2,658 cancer whole genomes
In a Feb 2020 paper published in Nature, CCR faculty members Gad Getz and Esther Rheinbay, together with their colleagues, studied the landscape of protein-coding and non-coding regulatory driver events in cancer.
ATR Protects the Genome against R Loops through a MUS81-Triggered Feedback Loop
In a February 2020 paper published in Molecular Cell, Matos and colleagues in the Zou laboratory reported that the ATR kinase is a key sensor of R loops and a suppressor of R loop-associated DNA damage.
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