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Eczema drug shows promise in clinical trials

By Elisa Williams March 08, 2017
A drug that works by targeting and blocking some of the body’s chemical messengers, which can become overactive in allergic reactions, shows promise in reducing symptoms caused by a severe form of eczema.

Gene mutations cause leukemia, but which ones?

By Amanda Gibbs February 21, 2017
Research published today in the journal Oncotarget, sought to better understand one “typo” in a standard leukemia assay, or test. While studying cancer biology and completing his doctorate at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Kevin Watanabe-Smith, Ph.D., encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system itself.

Mole Mapper app ‘crowd-sources’ photos for skin cancer research, prevention

By Amanda Gibbs February 14, 2017
Commenting on recent research findings from a team at Stanford University, Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Melanoma Research Program and chair of the Department of Dermatology in the OHSU School of Medicine, co-authored a Nature News and Views perspective that heralded artificial intelligence, or AI, an important step in the “final frontier” in cancer diagnosis.

New genome-mapping technique opens new avenues for precision medicine

By Erik Robinson January 30, 2017
OHSU scientists have uncovered a method for quickly and efficiently mapping the genome of single cells within the body. Their findings, published Jan. 30 in the journal Nature Methods, clears the way for a significant advance in precision medicine, including cancer and many other disease areas.
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