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    Tumor copy number alteration burden is a pan-cancer prognostic factor associated with recurrence and death

    Haley Hieronymus et al.
    The percentage of a tumor’s genome with alterations in copy number is correlated with increased mortality across a range of tumor types and can be measured using a clinically approved sequencing assay.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Aurora kinase A localises to mitochondria to control organelle dynamics and energy production

    Giulia Bertolin et al.
    AurkA is imported into mitochondria at interphase, and it induces organelle elongation and enhances ATP production when over-expressed.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Topography of cancer-associated immune cells in human solid tumors

    Jakob Nikolas Kather et al.
    Spatial patterns of lymphoid and myeloid cells in human solid tumors differ between cancer types, yielding a new classification of anti-tumor host response.
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    tp53 deficiency causes a wide tumor spectrum and increases embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma metastasis in zebrafish

    Myron S Ignatius et al.
    Syngeneic tp53-null zebrafish develop a wide range of tumors that engraft into recipient animals with loss of Tp53 leading to increased metastasis in embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS), likely accounting for increased aggression in TP53-inactivated human ERMS.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    HNF1A is a novel oncogene that regulates human pancreatic cancer stem cell properties

    Ethan V Abel et al.
    HNF1A, a risk factor gene for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, is critical to maintaining pancreatic cancer stem cell properties through regulating POU5F1 (OCT4) expression, providing a novel role for HNF1A in maintenance of the disease.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    An alternative splicing switch in FLNB promotes the mesenchymal cell state in human breast cancer

    Ji Li et al.
    Splicing by QKI and RBFOX1 regulates the function of the actin-binding protein FLNB by creating an isoform frequently observed in human cancers that dictates tumor cell plasticity.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    The newly-arisen Devil facial tumour disease 2 (DFT2) reveals a mechanism for the emergence of a contagious cancer

    Alison Caldwell et al.
    A recently discovered contagious cancer in the Tasmanian devil has the potential to become widespread in the population due to the loss of histocompatibility antigens that are allogeneic to its hosts.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Contagious Cancers: A ‘devil’ of a problem

    Victoria L Hansen, Robert D Miller
    The discovery of a second facial tumor disease in the Tasmanian devil has provided insights into the emergence of contagious cancers.
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    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Highly multiplexed immunofluorescence imaging of human tissues and tumors using t-CyCIF and conventional optical microscopes

    Jia-Ren Lin et al.
    t-CyCIF can be used to collect spatially-encoded, multiparametric data from fixed and embedded research or clinical specimens making it possible to probe the organization of tumors and tissues at a single-cell level.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Dynamics of human protein kinase Aurora A linked to drug selectivity

    Warintra Pitsawong et al.
    Slow conformational changes after drug binding rationalize selectivity, affinity and long on-target residence time for kinase inhibitors.