Research on a Rare Cancer Exposes Possible Route to New Treatments
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Research on a Rare Cancer Exposes Possible Route to New Treatments

Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered the unusual role of lactate in the metabolism of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS), a rare, aggressive cancer that primarily affects adolescents and young adults. The study also confirmed that a fusion gene is the cancer-causing agent in this disease. The research results were published online in the journal Cancer Cell November 26....

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator Recognized Among World's Most Cited Researchers
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Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator Recognized Among World's Most Cited Researchers

Michael Deininger, MD, PhD, a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah, has been listed among the world’s Highly Cited Researchers in 2014 by Thomson Reuters, an international media firm. The list includes more than 3,000 authors worldwide in 21 science and social science fields, representing the top 1% of authors most cited in their specialty areas for the years 2002 to 2012....

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator Receives Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute
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Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator Receives Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute

Neeraj Agarwal, MD, a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah, has received the 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This highly competitive award recognizes exceptional cancer investigators for contributions to advancing clinical research through collaborative team science....

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