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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 29-Nov-2016

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Nation’s Leading Oncoplastic Surgery Program Schedules January Training

The School of Oncoplastic Surgery (SOS), which zeroes in on the growing trend toward oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery, will hold its next training program Jan. 27-29, 2017. ...

– Dowling & Dennis Public Relations

Cancer Patients Take Comfort in Peer Stories on Online Forums

When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers....

– University of Michigan

Journal of Cancer Education

Enzyme's 'Editing' Preferences Have Implications for Infertility and Cancer

To "turn off" particular regions of genes or protect them from damage, DNA strands can wrap around small proteins, called histones, keeping out all but the most specialized molecular machinery. Now, new research shows how an enzyme called KDM4B "read...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; 2R37GM059785/P250VA, R01GM106024, U01GM098248, 15POST25680060

Targeting Breast Cancer Metabolism to Fight the Disease

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. The results were recently published in the Journal of Biolo...

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2016; NCI K08-CA175193; NCI 5 P30 CA-56036; PI13/0096

Preventative Antibiotics Could Prevent C. Diff Among Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Penn Study Finds

It may be possible to safely prevent one of the most common – and costly to treat – infections contracted by hospitalized patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of blood cancers, according to a study from the Abramson C...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

New Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Study Poses Question: Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response?

A new clinical study underway at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is the first to test the combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab with two other drugs as treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, and is also the first ovarian cancer cli...

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Study Finds

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to patients, a new survey shows....

– Georgia State University

BMJ Quality and Safety

Cancer Risks in Blacks: 'A Complex, Entangled Web'

Breakthrough UNLV study shows major differences between the types of cancer and mortality rates of U.S.-born blacks versus those who emigrate from the Caribbean....

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center

Our Complicated Relationship with Viruses

Nearly 10 percent of the human genome is made of bits of virus DNA. For the most part, this viral DNA is not harmful. In some cases, NIH-funded scientists are finding, it actually has a beneficial impact....

– NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Cancer Signaling Pathway Could Illuminate New Avenue to Therapy

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Carbone Cancer Center have better defined a pro-growth signaling pathway common to many cancers that, when blocked, kills cancer cells but leaves healthy c...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature Cell Biology Nov 21 2016

New Clues in Fight Against Leukemia, Other B Cell Cancers

Biochemical “cross talk” in an important pathway can be altered so that immune system cells that have turned cancerous can be eliminated. The findings could have future implications for treating cancer with the help of microRNAs....

– American Technion Society

Cell Reports

NUS Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer

A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has found that controlling the levels of the TIP60 protein, which is a tumour suppressor, could potentially prevent the spread of breast canc...

– National University of Singapore

Journal of Molecular Cell Biology


Memorial Sloan Kettering Debuts in Monmouth County

Nearly 20 years have passed since Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) first opened its doors in the Garden State. Since then, an explosion of knowledge and data has resulted in far better outcomes for thousands of people with cancer, includi...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

OnLume Receives SBIR Support for Image-Guided Surgery Innovation

OnLume Inc., a medical device company developing novel surgical lighting technology in collaboration with researchers led by Kevin Eliceiri at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, today announced support from ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

National Cancer Institute Awards Major Contract to Southern Research

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research has been awarded a new, five-year Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to investigate the pharmacokinetic properties of antitumor and other thera...

– Southern Research

Patrick Stiff, MD, Awarded Loyola's Stritch Medal

Patrick J. Stiff, MD, a world renowned cancer physician, researcher and teacher, has received the Stritch Medal, the highest honor given by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. ...

– Loyola University Health System

William Small, Jr., MD, Named Loyola Senior Scientist of the Year

William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, chair of the department of radiation oncology, has been named Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Senior Scientist of the Year....

– Loyola University Health System

CPRIT Advances Cancer Research at UT Southwestern with New Awards

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers recently received $5.8 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center





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