New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
February 11, 2014
Genetic subtypes of bladder cancer reflect breast cancer biology

William Y. Kim, MD (Damon Runyon-Merck Clinical Investigator ‘09-‘14) of University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, and colleagues, reported the results of a comprehensive genetic analysis of 262 invasive bladder cancer tumors. The researchers found that the disease shares genetic similarities with two forms of breast cancer, basal-like and luminal. They hope that the identification of these subtypes will lead to improved diagnosis as well as effective targeted therapies for bladder cancer. This study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.