Posts tagged ‘Rahul Jandial’


Women’s cancers: Scientists study both risk and prevention

March 17, 2014 | by
Breast cancer in Latin America
In this series – this part examines how researchers are identifying risks and possible ways to prevent cancer – we explore crucial strides made against women’s cancers by City of Hope researchers during the past year. The projects are many and varied, involving the basics of fighting cancer, analyses of who’s at greatest risk, the search for surprising new therapies, the testing of new treatments and the follow-up with survivors and their partners. Research into breast cancer risk takes City of Hope researchers far from California. By better understanding the disease, they can better fight it and…

Breast cancer spreads to brain by masquerading as neurons, study finds

January 9, 2014 | by
New City of Hope research uncovers how breast cancer cells evade the immune system and become brain tumors: By masquerading as neurons.
Often, several years can pass between the time a breast cancer patient successfully goes into remission and a related brain tumor develops. During that time, the breast cancer cells somehow hide, escaping detection as they grow and develop. Now City of Hope researchers have found out how. New City of Hope research has uncovered how breast cancer cells evade the immune system and become brain tumors: by masquerading as neurons. Breast cancer cells disguise themselves as neurons,  becoming “cellular chameleons,” the scientists found. This allows them to slip undetected into the brain and, from there, develop into tumors. The discovery…

Brain metastases may be final frontier in era of personalized breast cancer treatment

January 31, 2012 | by
Breast cancer is one of several cancers that can spread to the brain
“With the introduction of personalized medicines such as Herceptin, and many more on the way, women are living longer with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is one of several cancers that can spread to the brain. (Image by Mikael Häggström) So says Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in City of Hope’s Division of Neurosurgery. But the evolution of breast cancer therapy leaves doctors and patients with a troubling question: How to fight increasingly common breast cancer tumors that grow in the brain. Herceptin battles breast cancers that have a mutated HER2 gene, and it’s improved…