Cancer Research

MIT's Dr. Paula Hammond to present this year’s Dow Chemical Lecture Series

September 14, 2017

Paula T. Hammond, MIT

The College of Chemistry is very pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Hammond, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will present this year’s Dow Chemical lecture series on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. The lectures will be held on the Berkeley campus September 18th and 20th.

Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

November 20, 2015

Ting Xu. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt.

Xu and fellow Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt

Triple-negative breast cancer target is found

May 12, 2016

Daniel K. NomuraDaniel Nomura and fellow researchers have found a long-elusive Achilles' heel within "triple-negative" breast tumors, a common type of breast cancer that is difficult to treat.

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New approach to ID chemicals that raise risk of breast cancer

June 3, 2015

Student in biochem lab.

A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk.

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White House summit advances the ‘cancer moonshot’

June 29, 2016

Jennifer DoudnaThe cancer moonshot aims to end cancer as it is known today. One of the key discoveries in that effort is CRISPR/Cas9 pioneered by Jennifer Doudna.

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Doudna joins Biden in Davos rollout of ‘cancer moonshot’

January 19, 2016

Doudna at World Economic ForumJennifer Doudna joined Joseph Biden this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the vice president promoted a major new U.S. initiative to speed the discovery of cures for cancer, what President Obama has dubbed a "cancer moonshot."...

Maimone awarded American Cancer Society grant

October 26, 2015

Thomas Maimone Chemistry professor Thomas Maimone has been awarded a prestigious Research Scholar Grant from The American Cancer Society.