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Guide to Cancer Research

In the current year of 2011, an estimated 569,490 people are expected to die from a cancer related disease. The good news is that 68%Guide to Cancer Research (based on numbers from 1999-2005) have survived their cancer, thanks in part to growing cancer research. The study and basic research into cancer is crucial to understanding the causes, prevention, treatments and an eventual cure in all of its forms.

This is a Bright Hub guide to cancer research, brought to you by expert writers, professionals and those personally affected by cancer. Explore articles and information about cancer, recent studies and trials and how the research makes a difference for those living with the disease.

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What Causes Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers of men. More is now being understood about what causes prostate cancer, which should give scientists the tools to be able to spot the...

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    What Causes Prostate Cancer?

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers of men. More is now being understood about what causes prostate cancer, which should give scientists the tools to be able to spot the disease earlier,...

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    The Most Important Gene in Cancer Research

    The p53 gene has often been called 'the most important gene in cancer research.' Its prime functions are to make sure that cells with damaged DNA either repair themselves or commit suicide....

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    Do Your Genes Put You at Risk for Uterine Cancer? Genetic Factors to Consider

    Uterine cancer strikes nearly 50,000 women and causes nearly 8,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. This article focuses on the Lkb1 and FGFR2 genes, as it is known that a mutation in either one of these genes...

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    Spread Some Charity with iPhone

    These four apps allow you to spread some goodness in everything from finding missing persons to helping make poverty history. All you need to do is invest a bit of your time and make a difference with...

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    How Does Telomerase Work?

    Telomerase is a crucial enzyme that controls and maintains telomeres. These are the tips of chromosomes that a) protect DNA from molecular attack and b) prevent strands of genetic material from...

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The Most Important Gene in Cancer Research

The p53 gene has often been called 'the most important gene in cancer research.' Its prime functions are to make sure that cells with damaged DNA either repair themselves or...

Do Your Genes Put You at Risk for Uterine Cancer? Genetic Factors to Consider

Uterine cancer strikes nearly 50,000 women and causes nearly 8,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. This article focuses on the Lkb1 and FGFR2 genes, as it is known that a mutation in either...