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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 16-Aug-2016
 

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Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer

Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient’s risk of recurrence....

– Duke Health

Journal of Clinical Oncology; P30-CA014236


Prostate Cancer Researchers Pinpoint Key Regulatory Role of Noncoding Genes in Disease Development, Progression

Prostate cancer researchers studying genetic variations have pinpointed 45 genes associated with disease development and progression. ...

– University Health Network (UHN)

Nature Genetics, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2016 at 11:05 ET


‘Bursts’ of Chromosome Changes Fuel Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

As with most cancers, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells have abnormal amounts of chromosomes or DNA copy number aberrations (CNAs) in their genomes. A new study used single cell sequencing technology to provide previously unknown details abo...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2016 at 11:00 ET


Great Hope for Immunotherapy

In the late 1800s, William B. Coley created a concoction out of bacteria and injected it into cancer patients. The first patient treated with what became known as “Coley’s Toxins” — a 21-year-old man with an inoperable tumor — was cured of ...

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)


Expanded role of PARP proteins opens the door to explore new therapeutic targets in cancer, other diseases

Using technology they developed, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a previously unknown role of a certain class of proteins: as regulators of gene activity and RNA processing....

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Science


Unraveling Knotty Chemical Structures Enables Rapid Screening of Anti-Cancer Compounds

It isn’t often that a graduate student makes a spectacular technical leap in his field, or invents a process that can have a significant impact on a real-world problem. Di Liu did both. ...

– University of Chicago

Nature


Pulmonary Complications in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

A team of researchers have published a paper in the early online edition of the journal Cancer that describes pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. The study evaluates the impact of complications such as asthma, chronic cough, emphysem...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Cancer; CA55727; CA21765


U.S. Ranks First in Health Care Spending, but Cancer Outcomes Do Not Reflect the Investment, Study Finds

As published in JNCCN, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that, at the state level, wealth—not health expenditure—is a determinant for better outcomes in most cancers. ...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


ASCO and SGO Issue New Guidelines for Treating Ovarian Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) jointly issued new clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer.1...

– Society of Gynecologic Oncology


Researchers Restore Drug Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Tumors

A team of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine cancer researchers has uncovered one way certain tumors resist vital medication....

– Case Western Reserve University

Oncotarget, July-2016; CA043703 ; R01CA160356 ; R01CA193677 ; UL1TR000439


New Medical Oncology Textbook Edition Details Latest Cancer Care Advances

The third edition of The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology recently was published, offering detailed updates on the personalized multidisciplinary approach to cancer management and treatment of common and rare cancers pioneered by world-leading ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


CAR T-Cells Targeting CD4 Protein Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma

A new drug therapy for peripheral T-cell lymphoma has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the FDA and the University of Louisville will be the site of first-in-human study ...

– University of Louisville


Cutting Off the Cancer Fuel Supply

Research from investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Princeton University has identified a new approach to cancer therapy in cutting off a cancer cell’s ‘fuel supply’ by targeting a cellular survival mechanism known as auto...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Embargo expired on 10-Aug-2016 at 17:00 ET


Obesity on the Rise in Adults with a History of Cancer

A study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that obesity was more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. Th...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Journal of Clinical Oncology


Loophole for Cancer Cells

Many cancers only become a mortal danger if they form metastases elsewhere in the body. Such secondary tumours are formed when individual cells break away from the main tumour and travel through the bloodstream to distant areas of the body. To do so,...

– Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Nature


Moon Shots Program APOLLO Project Aims to Expose Cancer’s Evasive Action

A study that indicates how advanced melanoma responds to an immunotherapy, published in Cancer Discovery, demonstrates a revolutionary approach from The University of Texas MD Anderson Moon Shots Program that relies on longitudinal sampling and deep ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


UH Researchers Are Pioneering Tools for Heart Regeneration

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the U.S. With one in every four deaths occurring each year, the five-year survival rate after a heart attack is worse than most cancers. A big part of the problem is the inability of the human...

– University of Houston

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Outdated Assessment of Treatment Response Makes Good Cancer Drugs Look Bad

By recognizing a drug's ability to stop cancer's energy overuse, doctors may be able to determine a patient's response to a new, targeted therapy far earlier and with far more precision than watching and waiting for a tumor to shrink....

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Frontiers in Oncology; 1UM1 CA186688; P30 CA0469347 ; UL1 TR001082; R21 CA19447


Killer T Cells Recognize Cancer in Pre-Clinical Tumors, but Are Silenced as Tumor Develops

A new study in mice suggests that in a tumor’s pre-clinical stages, long before a human tumor would be clinically recognizable, certain immune cells can recognize changes that make these cells behave as cancerous cells and attempt to launch an immu...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Immunity, Aug. 9, 2016


Policy and Public Affairs


Patient and Physician Groups Call on Medicare to Cover Virtual Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer patient advocacy groups, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and associated medical associations call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover seniors for virtual colonoscopy (known as CT colonography)....

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


Announcements


Making Cancer History®: Free Seminar Comes to Austin

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center brings its signature Making Cancer History® seminar to Austin, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. Renowned experts fro...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2016 at 10:00 ET


The Ontario Hockey League Alumni Association Is Joining the Fight to Conquer Cancer

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the Ontario Hockey League Alumni Association (OHLAA) will be supporting this year’s Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event....

– University Health Network (UHN)


Leading Cancer Research Organizations to Host Cancer Immunotherapy Conference

Four leading cancer research organizations will host a conference dedicated to the latest in cancer immunotherapy....

– Cancer Research Institute


ProMedica Cancer Institute Launches Affiliation with Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

Patients at ProMedica Cancer Institute now have a direct connection to Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center for second opinion consults and highly-specialized treatment options. ProMedica cancer specialists will now regularly consult with Cleveland Clin...

– ProMedica


On the Hunt for Genetic Clues to Breast Cancers That Spread to the Brain

UNC Lineberger researcher Carey Anders, MD, wants to understand why some breast cancer metastasize to the brain, and what drives them. She recently was awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant to study genetic features of breast cancer brain metastases t...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

2016 Conquer Cancer Foundation/Breast Cancer Research Foundation Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer


Briefing on Clinical Advances in Focused Ultrasound

A briefing featuring short presentations on key data shared at the 5th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Experts will highlight clinical outcomes and advances in the use of focused ultrasound – a non-invasive therapeutic technology –...

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation


UCI Shatters Research and Philanthropic Funding Records

Highlighted by the largest gift in campus history and an investment of more than $40 million in cancer studies, the University of California, Irvine continues advancing toward its brilliant future with a record-breaking year in both research funding ...

– University of California, Irvine


Living Legend Luncheon to Honor Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. In Dallas

The 27th annual A Conversation With a Living Legend® in Dallas, Sept. 28 at the Hilton Anatole, will honor Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., founder of The Cooper Clinic and The Cooper Institute....

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Knudsen, Sharpless, Sotomayor Selected for AACI Board

The Association of American Cancer Institutes has elected three cancer center leaders to its board of directors....

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)


Higher Education Events


Cowboys Gear Up for New Mexico’s Largest Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser

The state's largest cancer fundraiser, now in its 34th year, gears up for an evening of fun and food. All proceeds from the event stay in New Mexico to support cancer research in the state....

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

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