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FNL and Mexican Cancer Institutes Initiate Scientific and Training Exchange

Posted 8/14/2019
MEXICO CITY -- An engagement between the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute of Mexico (INCan) kicked off in July with a presentation about the FNL to a gathering of Mexican cancer researchers in Mexico City.

FNL Chief Science Officer Leonard Freedman, Ph.D. highlighted some of the national laboratory’s key…

Scientists Use Cryo-Electron Microscope to Catch CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing in Action

Posted 8/12/2019
FREDERICK, Md. -- CRISPR is one of the most widely used technologies in the nascent quest to edit the human genome, and the precision “instrument” that makes it so effective is Cas9, a programmable enzyme harnessed from bacterial cells that cuts DNA strands at specific targets and replaces one gene with another.

In a July 8 paper published in Nature Structural…

Frederick National Laboratory’s Partnership with Moffitt and Weill Cornell Advances HPV Vaccine Research

Posted 7/25/2019
FREDERICK, Md. -- Ligia Pinto, Ph.D., sees science as a way to change lives and help people in need—and that is precisely what a study recently co-authored by her team at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and collaborators at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine holds promise to do.

According to…

Published Studies Show Breadth of HIV Research and Discovery at Frederick National Laboratory

Posted 7/22/2019
FREDERICK, Md. -- Recent scientific papers co-authored by researchers at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research present novel discoveries about HIV and one similar infection from three fields of inquiry about the virus, all with the potential to further discoveries leading to prevention or treatment of HIV infection.

The papers reveal a deeper…

Cancer Biologists Get Expert Perspective on Research Potential of Imaging Technologies

Posted 7/2/2019
FREDERICK, Md. – Leading experts in the imaging science and cancer biology field convened at Hood College June 21-23 for an in-depth look at the potential of new imaging technologies to transform their work. The Imaging Science and Cancer Biology Symposium, sponsored by Hood College and Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. featured presentations exploring advances in understanding…

Patient Eligibility for Pediatric Precision Medicine Trial Doubles Estimates

Posted 6/27/2019
FREDERICK, Md. -- The National Cancer Institute–Children’s Oncology Group trial known as Pediatric MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) trial launched in 2017, with significant operations and technical support from the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Focusing on patients aged 1–21, Pediatric MATCH seeks to determine whether precision medicines that…

Frederick National Laboratory Develops New Tools for HIV Research

Posted 6/9/2019
FREDERICK, Md. -- Scientists at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Vaccine Research Center, and a team of collaborators have filled a gap in HIV research by developing 38 new simian/human immunodeficiency viruses (SHIVs) for prevention and treatment studies. The viruses are available to the…

Frederick National Laboratory Partners with Illumina for Clinical Validation of Liquid Biopsies

Posted 5/29/2019
FREDERICK, Md. – Tissue biopsies are currently the norm for detecting and obtaining information about cancer. But this type of biopsy can be invasive, and not every patient can have one performed due to the location of their tumor or other health factors.

In recent years, scientists have begun to explore measuring cancer mutations in the blood with liquid…

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting To Feature a Number of Frederick National Laboratory Studies

Posted 5/29/2019
CHICAGO – Frederick National Laboratory researchers will present their work across a range of cancer research topics including genomics, precision medicine, and molecular characterization at the annual meeting of the world’s leading clinical oncology organization.

The 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago is expected to bring together more than 32,000 oncology…

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting To Feature a Number of Frederick National Laboratory Studies

Posted 5/29/2019
CHICAGO – Frederick National Laboratory researchers will present their work across a range of cancer research topics including genomics, precision medicine, and molecular characterization at the annual meeting of the world’s leading clinical oncology organization.

The 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago is expected to bring together more than 32,000 oncology…

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