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Researchers at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma for the first time have shown a drug commonly used for infertility also effectively inhibits colorectal cancer. The findings point to potential new preventive and treatment therapies for those at highest risk.

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The Stephenson Cancer Center has been selected as a Tissue Source Site for The Cancer Genome Atlas, a landmark research initiative supported by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of The Cancer Genome Atlas is to understand why the cells in at least 25 specific types of cancer grow out of control and lead to tumor formation and metastasis. Begun in 2006 as a pilot project, The Cancer Genome Atlas has grown into an international research initiative involving hundreds of medical centers and laboratories worldwide involved in collecting, sequencing, analyzing and ultimately utilizing the genomic data generated by the project.

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