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Welcome to CrownBio’s Blog where we share our thoughts
on the latest trends and hot stories in Oncology and CVMD

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Metastasis remains the main cause of cancer-related mortality, despite major scientific advances in the understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of cancer. The term metastasis refers to the spreading of cancer cells to peripheral tissues, which they colonize after shedding from primary tumors and travelling through the blood stream or lymphatic system. Understanding the mechanisms of metastasis initiation and progression is critical to developing new strategies to treat and prevent metastatic disease.

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Following the success of the 2014 event, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a second edition of the New Horizons in Cancer Research Conference Series in China. As the previous year, the meeting highlighted the latest and most exciting discoveries in major areas of cancer research, and provided a unique opportunity for investigators from all over the world to meet, network, and build new scientific interactions.

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November 15, 2015

Thinking of you

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To all our friends, colleagues and clients in France, as well as the people of France, we are shocked and deeply saddened by your loss, and appalled by the tragedy that has taken place in Paris. Our thoughts are with you at this time, and we hope that it may in some small way, be a comfort to know that so many around the world are thinking of you at this time.

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The AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, recently held in Boston, hosted by three top-tier cancer organizations — the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), is the must-attend event to catch up on recent advancements in almost every aspect of cancer drug development and molecular target selection. Crown Bioscience was there to review the best clinical oncology research and showcase our latest data, models and services.

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of cancer, affecting more than 1 million people globally every year. Although inherited genetic disorders such as the Lynch or the Gardner Syndromes and the familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are strongly associated with the development of CRC, they only occur in a small fraction of the population. On the other hand global aging and an unbalanced diet seem to have become prominent risk factors. In light of the aftermaths of the World Health Organization's (WHO) report on the association between red or processed meat consumption and the risk of developing CRC, a better understanding of the best approach to treatment is urgently...

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