October 4, 2011 | Expert Voice
UGA offers experts for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the University of Georgia has experts who have dedicated their research and study to discovering causes and treatment options for breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women. These experts are available for commentary throughout the month.
September 30, 2011 | General News
UGA study finds that less is more for common cancer drug
University of Georgia scientists have found that smaller, less toxic amounts of chemotherapy medicine given frequently to mice with human prostate cancer noticeably slowed tumor growth.
September 22, 2011 | Research News
Kennedy receives $570,600 NCI award for cancer research
Athens, Ga. - Eileen Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, received a National Cancer Institute Transition Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health for more than $570,600 over the next three years. Her project will look at specific mechanisms related to breast cancer.
January 19, 2011 | General News
UGA study suggests vitamin therapy may be harmful to breast cancer patients
A recent University of Georgia study indicates that a common vitamin used to treat breast cancer victims might actually be harmful to patients.
January 7, 2011 | General News
Nobel Prize winner to deliver Boyd Lectures at UGA
Thomas R. Cech, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a 1989 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, will deliver the 2011 George H. Boyd Research Distinguished Lectures.
December 7, 2010 | General News
UGA scientists discover mechanism that controls cell movement is linked to tumors becoming more aggr
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a central switch that controls whether cells move or remain stationary. The misregulation of this switch may play a role in the increased movement of tumor cells and in the aggressiveness of tumors themselves.
November 23, 2010 | Honors & Awards
NSF awards $5 million grant to team of maize researchers led by UGA plant geneticist
The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to a team of researchers led by a University of Georgia plant scientist to further studies that can lead to improved varieties of corn as well as techniques that could treat human diseases, such as cancer.
November 18, 2010 | Research News
UGA researchers identify key enzyme that regulates the early growth of breast cancer cells
New University of Georgia research, published this week in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V significantly delays the onset and spread of tumors in mice with cancer very similar to many cases of human breast cancer.
October 8, 2010 | General News
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: UGA experts can share information
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, turn to one of the University of Georgia's experts for the latest information about this disease.
September 2, 2010 | Research News
New discovery by University of Georgia scientists
Now, a research team at the University of Georgia has shown for the first time that a gene called Myc (pronounced "mick") may be far more important in the development and persistence of stem cells than was known before.
December 14, 2009 | Research News
UGA Study finds significantly worse outcomes in cancer patients with cognitive impairment
A new study published by researchers from the University of Georgia and the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., has found that cancer patients with dementia have a dramatically lower survival rate than patients with cancer alone, even after controlling for factors such as age, tumor type and tumor stage.
September 2, 2009 | Research News
UGA’s newest distinguished investigator to expand infectious diseases research efforts
Biao He, who has worked extensively on the interactions between paramyxoviruses and host proteins, vaccine development and cancer therapies, has joined the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as the latest Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator.
June 10, 2009 | General News
Three faculty named Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholars
Three University of Georgia scientists-John Vena, Jason Zastre and Claire Robb-have been named by the Georgia Cancer Coalition as Distinguished Cancer Scholars for 2008-09. Together, they will receive $1.25 million over five years to support their research efforts through the coalition's Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program. The coalition selects scientists engaged in the most promising areas of cancer research who can strengthen the state's research talent, capacity, infrastructure and funding.
February 18, 2009 | Research News
Link between unexploded munitions in oceans and cancer
During a research trip to Puerto Rico, ecologist James Porter took samples from underwater nuclear bomb target USS Killen, expecting to find evidence of radioactive matter - instead he found a link to cancer.
October 8, 2008 | Research News
UGA receives $8.3 million NIH grant to study stem cells, cancer
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a five-year, $8.3 million grant to further its research into the role cell-surface sugars known as glycans play in the development of stem cells and cancer cells.