Monica Montano PhD

Monica Montano PhD

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Published on Apr 02, 2015

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Thanks to your generous support we have initiated studies to test the effectiveness of HMBA derivatives. We are now waiting for tumors to grow in mice before we can inject the HMBA derivative, 4a1....

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Published on Feb 10, 2015

Breast Cancer / HEXIM1 AMA now live at Reddit r/askscience

http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2verix/askscience_ama_series_im_monica_montano_associate/Lots of great questions and context if you're interested!And don't forget our last $1000 donatio...

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Published on Feb 10, 2015

Final $1000 matching dollar challenge!!!! Double the impact of your donation!

With our backers' support we are now down to the final $1000 we need to raise to fully fund our project developing new drugs to treat breast cancer and other solid tumors. One of our donors has gen...

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Published on Jan 26, 2015

5 Days left and $1400 to go. A little help to win the "War on Cancer", anyone interested?

Entering the final stretch in our campaign with 5 Days remaining. We have no more science to tell you - we've made our case and it's backed up by over 15 years of careful and diligent research. We ...

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Published on Jan 22, 2015

9 Days left for you to help cure cancer ….. Where Precision Medicine misses the mark

Many thanks to the generosity of our backers we are now at $2677 pledged (67%) of our $4000goal! With 9 days left in the campaign and with your help we will be able totest our new drug in cancer-pr...

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Published on Jan 21, 2015

10 Days left to help cure cancer ….. Where Precision Medicine misses the mark

Many thanks to the generosity of our backers we are now at$2677 pledged (67%) of our $4000 goal! With 10 days left in the campaign and with your help we will be able to test our new drug in cancer-...

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Published on Dec 07, 2014

Why are we crowd funding the cure for cancer?

So we have 6 days left in our campaign and we'd like to thank our all of our backers who have pledged $2441 and taken us to 35% of our fund raising goal.Perhaps you're wondering why we're here .......

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Published on Dec 05, 2014

Metastatic cancer: Why "thinking Pink" is necessary but not enough

Metastasis is the process whereby cancer spreads from the initial primary tumor to new locations and tissues in the body. These metastases (new sites of cancer) are commonly vital o...

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Published on Dec 04, 2014

How HEXIM1 stops the spread of cancer - Part 2.

In the previous lab note we described how HEXIM1 turns off pro growth, proliferative and pro survival genes in cells by sequestering P-TEFb in a complex with 7SK snRNP. We termed this a P-TEFb 'dep...

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Congratulations Jordi! Should be a big push towards your goal.
Jan 31, 2015
A novel approach to fight lung cancer progression
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Thanks Oscar! As you know cancer is a complicated disease(s), just like the underlying biology. So we are always struggling to tell the story while keeping the science comprehensible. That's what we tried to do here. Monica
Dec 11, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Thanks Oscar! As you know cancer is a complicated disease(s), just like the underlying biology. So we are always struggling to tell the story while keeping the science comprehensible. That what we tried to do here. Monica
Dec 11, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Oscar, thanks for your kind comments :) Yes we are very excited about the therapeutic potential of inducing HEXIM1 as a broad and general way to treat cancer, especially metastatic cancer. It will be interesting to see how other therapeutics produce either positive or negative synergies. We already know that radiation treatments etc will be more effective after differentiation therapy. Perhaps some of the targeted (antibody) therapeutics will be more effective for more patients in combination with HEXIM1 inducing drugs? Monica
Dec 11, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Dear Luca Thank you for your support. Monica
Nov 22, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Dear Mr.Butkus, Thank you for donation and kind support. Monica
Nov 19, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Dear Davey I hope your friend continues to do well. Thank you for your donation that will be used directly in the development and testing of drugs.Monica
Nov 19, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Thank you Hector! With your donation we are closer to going ahead with these studies, and helping breast cancer patients.Monica
Nov 19, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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Visitors, thanks for checking out this lab note and hopefully the associated project pages. We understand that cancer is an emotional topic and scientifically complex. Please feel free to ask the research team any questions that you may have!
Nov 13, 2014
Can we stop the spread of breast cancer?
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