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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 22-Aug-2016

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6 Things Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer

For the first time in Los Angeles County history, more Latinos than whites are being diagnosed with testicular cancer, a malady once regarded as a white man’s disease. This Q&A focuses on testicular cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and ...

Expert Available

– University of Southern California (USC)

Embargo expired on 19-Aug-2016 at 09:00 ET

As Body Mass Index Increases, So Does Spread of Multiple Myeloma

In a new study published in Cancer Letters, American University researchers show how, as body mass index increases, so does the growth and spread of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which accounts for about 10 percent of all blood cancers in patien...

– American University

Cancer Letters

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) resp...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

herapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

X-Ray Research on Short-Lived Isotope Provides New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

A recent paper published in Nature Communications reveals insights about the element actinium that could support new classes of anticancer drugs. The experiment was conducted by the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory in collaborati...

– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Ferrier et al., Nature Communications, 17 August 2016 (10.1038/ncomms12312)

New Life Breathed into Lung Cancer Study Initiated 15 Years Ago

In the late 1990s, University of Kentucky Professor Douglas Andres found that mutations in a protein known as RIT1 could initiate cancer development in laboratory models. But it took 15 years for technology to catch up with his findings, allowing res...

– University of Kentucky

11 Answers to Tough Questions About Liver Cancer

In the past four decades, liver cancer rates have more than doubled among non-Asians living in Los Angeles County, according to a recently released report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on liver cancer: who is at risk, why they are at ris...

Expert Available

– University of Southern California (USC)

Embargo expired on 18-Aug-2016 at 09:00 ET

Natural Compound From a Deep-Water Marine Sponge Found to Reduce Pancreatic Tumor Size

A deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort Lauderdale’s coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as block cancer cells from dividing using extremely low concentration...

– Florida Atlantic University

International Journal of Cancer

Lab Team Spins Ginger Into Nanoparticles to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They went in search of fresh ginger root....

– Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications


New Moffitt Cancer Center Study Highlights Importance of Regular Lung Cancer Screenings for Those at High Risk

A new study by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found patients who tested negative for lung cancer by a detailed X-ray screening called low-dose helical computed tomography (LDCT) but later went on to develop lung cancer within the following two ...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Aggressive Cancer's Aggressiveness May Prove Its Achilles' Heel

Researchers have found a flaw in the armor of the most aggressive form of lung cancer, a weakness doctors may be able to exploit to stop the disease. This vulnerability stems from the very aggressiveness that makes the cancer so deadly. ...

– University of Virginia Health System

Genes & Development; Uniting Against Lung Cancer; American Cancer Society; National Cancer Institute; National Cancer Institute; National Cancer Institute; National Cancer Institute...

Nobel Laureate, New Technologies Show How Cancer Cells Protect Chromosomes From Decay

Nobel laureate and University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator, Thomas Cech, PhD, uses CRISPR gene editing technology and live cell, single molecule microscopy to watch in real-time, for the first time, the essential interaction between telomer...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Cell; R01 GM099705; DRG-2169-13

How Genomic Sequencing May Be Widening Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they’re targeting treatments to small numbers of patients with the potential for big payoffs in improved outcomes. But even as we learn more about these d...

– University of Michigan Health System

JAMA Oncology; CA137788; CA153177-03

Uncovering a New Pathway to Halting Metastasis

New research from the laboratory of Zachary T. Schafer, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, could lead to new therapies to treat patients who suffer from metastatic disease....

– University of Notre Dame

Cell Death and Differentiation

Face Changing Technology Showing Sun Damage Is Most Effective at Promoting Sun Safe Behavior

In a new study published today in the journal Cogent Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and found that visual communication using technology to age participant's faces...

– University of Surrey

Cogent Psychology

Fruit Flies Could be Key to Fighting Cervical Cancer Caused by Human Papillomavirus

HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US and has been identified as a cause of cancer in women. In a study appearing in PLOS Pathogens, a team of researchers led by the University of Missouri reports on their completed ...

– University of Missouri Health

PLOS Pathogens

Expert Answers 7 Questions About Melanoma

The melanoma rate among white women living in Los Angeles is declining for the first time in 37 years, according to a new cancer report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on melanoma: why it’s rising, who is at risk and what preventive meas...

Expert Available

– University of Southern California (USC)

Embargo expired on 17-Aug-2016 at 09:00 ET

Alternative for Nuclear Weapon Detection, Big Data for Physics, Exoplanets' Secrets, and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

Click here to go directly to the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP....

– Newswise

Isotope Research Opens New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

A new study at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in collaboration with Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource greatly improves scientists’ understanding of the element actinium. The insights could support innovation in creating new classes of ...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Leukaemia Blood Testing Has 'Massive Potential'

Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood Leukaemia....

– University of Manchester


Advancements in Aging Research Target Multiple Age-Related Diseases

Articles published today by UAB and its Geroscience Network collaborators explore new interventions in aging processes as part of an effort to increase the healthy, independent years of life for the elderly. ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Journals of Gerontology: Series A - Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

New Retrospective Study Aims to Identify Mutations to Better Diagnose Breast Cancer in the Future

Mr. Peter Goodhand, President of The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), today announced a new collaborative research study in partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Queen’s University to help bring more targeted diagnosis and trea...

– Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer, Great Hope for Immunotherapy, Groups Call on Medicare to Cover Virtual Colonoscopy, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source...

– Newswise

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

Study Details Sources of Discrepancies Between Initial and Final Pathology Reports

University of Colorado Cancer Center study details the hospital procedures that lead to discrepancies between initial, intraoperative pathology evaluation and the results of the final, less pressured examination....

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

International Journal of Surgical Pathology

Cancer in Context: 37 Years of Painstakingly Collected Data

Prostate and lung cancer have been the No. 1 and 2 cancers among men. Black men had the highest overall rates of cancer. Thyroid cancer — which is relatively treatable — has been on the rise, and women are about three times more likely to contrac...

– University of Southern California (USC)

Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Report Better Quality of Life Compared to Peripheral Blood Transplant Recipients From Unrelated Volunteer Donors

Large, nationwide study finds better psychological well-being, fewer graft vs. host disease symptoms and greater likelihood of returning to work among bone marrow transplant recipients...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

JAMA Oncology

NDSU Researcher Receives $435,000 NIH Grant for Colon Cancer Research

Researchers in North Dakota State University’s College of Health Professions have received a $435,000 three-year grant award for colon cancer research that focuses on creating more effective therapies to combat colon cancer and lessen chemotherapy ...

– North Dakota State University

8 Things Women Should Know About Breast Cancer

Asian women living in Los Angeles County are experiencing more breast cancer now than they faced nearly four decades ago, according to a recently released cancer report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on breast cancer: who is at risk, why ...

Expert Available

– University of Southern California (USC)

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)

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

Policy and Public Affairs

The Association for Molecular Pathology Establishes New Standard for Clinical Utility of Molecular Diagnostics for Inherited Diseases and Cancer

AMP has established new standards for defining and assessing the clinical utility of molecular diagnostic testing procedures for inherited diseases and cancer. In a new report published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, AMP recommends a fundam...

– Association for Molecular Pathology

Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, Sept-2016

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)


MD Anderson Receives $19.1 Million in CPRIT Awards for Research and Recruitment

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was awarded $19.1 million in research grants this week from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Sanford Burnham Prebys recruits rising star in cancer research

Brooke Emerling, Ph.D., has joined the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) as an assistant professor in the Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program. She has identified a promising new therapeutic target for triple-negati...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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

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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