A protein molecule, "BINDI," has been built to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells infected with the Epstein-Barr virus.

University of Washington cancer specialist Tony Blau hosted an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit. When we last checked, the conversation had grown to more than 400 comments, including this question:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement April 17 that discourages surgeons from performing a common gynecological procedure because it poses a risk of spreading undetected cancerous tissues.

A common treatment for sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, may be associated with the suppression of cancer-related genes.

Eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and, for about one-third of the general population who carry a common genetic variant, the risk of eating processed meat is even higher compared to those who do not.

[Editors’ note: This is the fourth in a series of seven articles about bioethics.

In a study published recently by Nature Genetics, an international team of 34 scientists identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett’s esophagus.

June 26, 2017

Dr. Kimberly Allison, breast pathology, examines a tissue sample in her office.


Credit: Clare McLean 

June 23, 2017

Because their range of action is limited to their immediate vicinity, these messaging stations could be ideal targets for precision drug design


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