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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 06-Sep-2016

Research Shows it May be Time to Abandon Dreaded Digital Rectal Exam

The dreaded finger exam to check for prostate cancer used to be a mainstay of check-ups for older men. With its value now in question, some doctors share the risks and benefits with their patients and let them decide. So, should they or shouldn’t t...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Current Medical Research and Opinion

New Treatment May Help Those with Rare Immune Cancers

New research may help those with advanced mastocytosis and possibly many more people. Mastocytosis is a rare disease of the immune system in which the body produces too many abnormal mast cells. Mast cells control allergic and inflammatory responses....

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

New England Journal of Medicine, 374:26, June 30, 2016

Nano-Lipid Particles From Edible Ginger Could Improve Drug Delivery for Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute...

– Georgia State University

Molecular Therapy

New HIF-2 Kidney Cancer Therapy More Effective Than Current Treatment, Study Shows

A new class of drugs called HIF-2 inhibitors is more effective and better tolerated than the standard of care drug sunitinib in treating kidney cancer, researchers with the Kidney Cancer Program at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have f...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


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Discovery by NUS Researchers Contributes to Better Understanding of Acquired Resistance to Combination Drug Treatment in Cancer

A study on acquired resistance (AQR) to combination drug treatment in cancer, led by scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore, found that the mechanisms of AQR for the combination drugs were di...

– National University of Singapore


Researchers Find Gene Mutations Lead to More Aggressive Colorectal Cancer in African American Patients

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, a collaboration which includes University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University, who last year identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans, fou...

– University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

A New Study Explores Concerns of African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers examine the biggest challenges for African American women after receiving breast cancer treatment....

– Thomas Jefferson University

Insight into Radioactive Isotope Could Lead to Cancer Breakthrough

Research uncovers true properties of rare radioactive metal that could provide key to targeted cancer drugs....

– California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Nature Communications

Blood Cancer Treatment May Age Immune Cells as Much as 30 Years

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, by tracking a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues that suggest that stem cell transplant is linked ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

EBioMedicine, August-2016

Solid-State Nanopores Unravel Twisted DNA Mystery

A paper published in ACS Nano, one of the top nanotechnology journals in the world, explores this topic. “Modeling and Analysis of Intercalant Effects on Circular DNA Conformation” focuses on the effect of the intercalating agent ethidium bromide...

– Boise State University

ACS Nano

Accelerator Operator Stitches Together Storied Career at Bevatron, Cyclotron

Catherine "Reba" Siero, an accelerator operator at Berkeley Lab, has worked for more than two decades at its 88-Inch Cyclotron and earlier worked in particle-beam-based cancer treatments and biology research at the lab....

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


NCCN Awards 3 Grants to Investigators to Study Bavituximab in Combination with Other Therapeutic Strategies in Various Cancers

The NCCN Oncology Research Program has awarded research grants to three investigators to study bavituximab in glioblastoma, head and neck cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma....

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center Recognized for Comprehensive Care

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review for its comprehensive cancer services and care, provided through the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

University of Minnesota Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Grant for Physics-Based Approach to Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded the University of Minnesota an $8.2 million Physical Sciences in Oncology Center (PS-OC) grant over the next five years to develop a cell migration simulator that will predict how cancer cells spread in the...

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering


September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Experts are Making Strides in Prostate Cancer Treatment...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nationally Recognized GYN-Cancer and Robotic Surgery Expert Dr. Dwight Im of Mercy Medical Center Named a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” for 2016

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, renowned gynecologic cancer surgeon and leader of Mercy Medical Center’s prestigious gynecology and robotic surgery programs, has been named a “Top Doctor" for 2016 by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. ...

– Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies, Age 64

Roger Tsien, PhD, co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry and professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years, died August 24 in Eugene, Ore. He was 64. ...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

September Is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Doctors Promote Early Detection and Awareness...

– Mount Sinai Health System





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