• Publications
  • Influence
Tumor angiogenesis—new drugs on the block
  • V. Brower
  • Biology
    Nature Biotechnology
  • 1 October 1999
Angiogenesis inhibitors could represent a powerful adjunct to traditional cancer treatments, but the most effective routes for therapeutic intervention remain unclear.
AIDS-related cancers increase in Africa.
  • V. Brower
  • Medicine
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • 22 June 2011
Epigenetics: Unravelling the cancer code
There's more to the genetic causes of cancer than sequence mutations. This added complexity could offer scientists an opportunity to tackle cancer even earlier.
New paths to pain relief
  • V. Brower
  • Medicine
    Nature Biotechnology
  • 1 April 2000
A better understanding of the mechanisms by which pain signals are relayed in the nervous system is paving the way for novel treatments.
Telomerase-based therapies emerging slowly.
  • V. Brower
  • Biology
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • 21 April 2010
TLDR
An adenovirus carrying a telomerase-targeted drug to search out and destroy malignant cells is used to target the enzyme that maintains the tips of chromosomes, or telomeres, regions of repeated DNA that keep chromosomes from deteriorating.
Mouse mammary tumor virus: new tumor virus or just a rumor virus?
  • V. Brower
  • Medicine
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • 4 March 2009
TLDR
One leading contender, the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), is a retrovirus that causes breast cancer in mice and having found molecular evidence of its presence in human breast tumors, researchers are now investigating a possible causal link.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease
  • V. Brower
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • 1 November 2005
TLDR
Together, these forces have brought numerous diseases, including breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS, to the attention of millions and raised record amounts of private funding for research and are putting considerable public pressure on the government to adjust its biomedical research agenda.
Food and Drug Administration responds to pressure for expanded drug access.
  • V. Brower
  • Biology
    Journal of the National Cancer Institute
  • 1 June 2014
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