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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 18-Oct-2016

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Protein Network Linked to Cancer Is Critical to Male Fertility

Researchers studying reproductive science identified a network of proteins often linked to cancer as also important to male fertility and the birth of healthy offspring, according to a study in the Oct. 18 online issue of Cell Reports. ...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cell Reports Oct. 18, 2016

Embargo expired on 18-Oct-2016 at 12:05 ET

ASTRO Leadership Visits White House to Participate in Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Event

Leadership from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) participated in an event at the White House yesterday hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, who released a report outlining the Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s (CMI) progress to date an...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Estrogen Signaling Impacted Immune Response in Cancer

New research from The Wistar Institute showed that estrogen signaling was responsible for immunosuppressive effects in the tumor microenvironment across cancer types. These findings pave the way for combining immunotherapeutic treatments with anti-es...

– Wistar Institute

Cancer Discovery, Sep-2016

Oncoproteins Interact to Promote Cancer Cell Growth in Retinoblastoma

Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have identified an unsuspected and critical role of the MDM2 oncogene in promoting expression of the MYCN oncogene that is required for growth and survival of retinoblas...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

1R01CA137124; P30CA014089

OU Researchers Develop Novel, Non-Invasive Cancer Therapy Using Targeted Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

A staggering 1.7 million persons in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016, with 600,000 cases ending in death. University of Oklahoma researchers have collaborated to design a novel, non-invasive cancer therapy that could eliminate...

– University of Oklahoma

Iowa’s Cancer-Fighting Antibody Bank

Around the corner from University of Iowa biology professor David Soll’s office is an exclusive reservoir of biological agents used by researchers worldwide seeking to cure cancer. Its mission is deeply personal for Soll. He lost his wife to cancer...

– University of Iowa

College of American Pathologists to Participate in the Cancer “Moonshot” Effort

CAP President Richard C. Friedberg, MD, PhD, FCAP, attended the Cancer Moonshot Task Force event at the White House. The CAP will participate in the Blood Profiling Atlas project which will seek to establish protocols for collecting and analyzing blo...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

HPV Can Lead to More than Cervical Cancer

Dr. Veytsman discusses the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the connection to head and neck cancers....

Expert Available

– PinnacleHealth

Precision Medicine, Academic Cancer Centers Among Highlights of AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

The 2016 joint annual meeting of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) and the Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF), October 23-25, in Chicago, will feature three panel discussions focused on precision medicine, and an update on A...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Patients Find Comfort with CAPES to Tell Children about Their Illnesses

The role of child life specialists is traditionally one of helping hospitalized children cope with their illness, treatment and hospital stay. However, at Harris Health System, child life is breaking with tradition to help patients suffering severe i...

– Harris Health System

Ludwig Researchers Show How a Brain Tumor’s Greed for Cholesterol Could Be Exploited for Cancer Therapy

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a metabolic vulnerability in the aggressive and incurable brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM) and shown how it can potentially be exploited for therapy. ...

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Cancer Cell, Oct-2016

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2016 at 12:30 ET

Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Tied to Dementia

Androgen Deprivation Therapy, a common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer, may double a man’s risk of dementia, regardless of his age, Penn Medicine researchers reported....

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

National Library of Medicine (R01LM011369); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (R01GM101430)

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2016 at 11:00 ET

Rich or Poor? Where You Begin Life Affects Cancer Risk in Adulthood

Parental occupation and neighborhood income influence risks for getting melanoma, breast, cervical and prostate cancers, Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers report....

– University of Utah Health Sciences

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2016 at 00:00 ET

Janice English named director of Patient and Family Experience Office at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Janice English director of the newly established Patient and Family Experience Office. ...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Embargo expired on 13-Oct-2016 at 11:00 ET

Depriving Deadly Brain Tumors of Cholesterol May Be Their Achilles’ Heel

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and The Scripps Research Institute, with colleagues in Los Angeles and Japan, report that depriving deadly brain cancer cells of cholesterol, w...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

Cancer Cell

Changes in Depression Symptoms Tied to Lung Cancer Survival

Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new U.S. study....

– Yale Cancer Center

Imaging with New Biomarker Tracks Tumor Progression, Response to Treatment for Common Brain Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically mutated brain cancer....

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology, Oct-2016

The Medical Minute: How Integrative Medicine Can Aid Breast Cancer Recovery

Dr. Daleela Dodge is fascinated by the resilience of her patients. The breast surgeon at Penn State Breast Center has repeatedly seen how social networks, diet, exercise, a strong support system, mindfulness and therapy through music, art and writing...

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Radiation Oncology Institute Announces Winners of Innovative Research Projects in Radiation Oncology Awards

The Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has selected two promising, early career researchers to receive a total of nearly $100,000 for research on how physicians can use the real-time monitoring and feedback capability of smart technologies to improve...

– Radiation Oncology Institute

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Expands to California

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has named the California Precision Medicine Consortium as a regional medical center group in the national network of health care provider organizations that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

Alabama Elementary School, Community Empowers Two Teachers Battling Breast Cancer

A fight with breast cancer has brought Odenville Elementary teachers Meg Lowry and Michelle Simmons closer as they learn the disease is “not your grandmother’s story anymore.” ...

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

New Findings Published Today in Nature Challenge Current View of How Pancreatic Cancer Develops

Researchers in the multidisciplinary PanCuRx research initiative at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, led by Dr. Faiyaz Notta and Dr. Steven Gallinger, today published ...

– Ontario Institute for Cancer Research


New Model for Understanding Myeloma

To develop new approaches to cancer prevention, scientists have attempted to grow tumor cells from precursor states in animal models. ...

– Yale Cancer Center

Brain Cancer and Leukemia: New Molecular Mechanisms Decoded

joint research published today in Nature Communications has shown new molecular causes of brain cancer and leukemia....

– Universite de Montreal

Nature Communications

MD Anderson and HISD Partner for Youth Tobacco Prevention Program

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) have reached a first-of-its-kind agreement to provide access to an evidence-based, youth-oriented tobacco prevention and cessation program for all 11...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Receive Grant to Support Physical Sciences-Oncology Center

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been awarded a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC). Researchers hope t...

– Mayo Clinic

UGA Research on Common Bacterium Opens Door to Fighting Gastric Cancer

A common bacterium that more than half of people have in their gut can use hydrogen gas present in the gastrointestinal tract to inject a cancer-causing toxin into otherwise healthy cells, according to a recently published study led by University of ...

– University of Georgia

Technique May Identify Patients with Fast-Progressing Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Combining multiple non-invasive measures, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe a novel method to quantify the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to its more dangerous and deadly states —...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences


Yale Researchers Find Genes Behind Aggressive Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

In a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, Yale researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible new treatments....

– Yale Cancer Center

Combination Therapy Shows Promise in Fighting Neuroblastoma

A study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles sheds further light on the role of the cytokine TGFβ1 in the growth of neuroblastoma, and suggests the possibility for a small molecule drug/antibody combinato...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

5P01 CA81403-15 ; 1R01CA182633-01

UCLA Health Prepares to ‘Light the Night’ at Evening Walk to Benefit Blood-Cancer Research, Patients


– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Employees at an Alabama University Rally Around One of Their Own Fighting Breast Cancer

Almost 100 people have signed up for the annual Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Yvonne Akins, a mentor and friend to many at UAB for 42 years. ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


APHON Announces the 2016 Membership Award Winners at Its 40th Annual Conference

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2016) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2016 APHON Membership Awards at its 40th Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 29 – October 1 in Indianapolis, IN. APHON...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Beth A. Siever as the 2016 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Chicago (Oct. 13, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Beth A. Siever, MSN RN CPNP CPON® with the 2016 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Siever received her award at the 40th APHON Annual Co...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Winners of the 2016 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to multiple members who have demonstrated excellence in service and leadership of APHON this past ...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Recognizes Honorary Members

Chicago (Oct. 14, 2016): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is pleased to recognize three organizations that are strong and effective contributors to the pediatric hematology/oncology nursing community and the patients an...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)

High Rate of Advanced Colon Cancer Found Among African-Americans in Washington DC's Ward 5

MedStar Washington Hospital Center launched its “Colon Cancer Prevention in the Neighborhood” program, part of the White House’s Cancer Moonshot. The program focuses on African-Americans in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 5 neighborhood, to increase...

– MedStar Washington Hospital Center

NYU Langone’s Research Leader Receives Prestigious Award From the National Cancer Institute

Throughout her distinguished career, cancer researcher Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms that drive the disease. In recognition of her accomplishments, she has been named a recipient of the...

– NYU Langone Medical Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Long Island Site Nearly Doubles

When Memorial Sloan Kettering opened its doors along Commack Road in 2002, eastern Long Islanders no longer needed to navigate congested roadways and train lines bound for Manhattan to receive personalized cancer care. Today, more than 14 years later...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 17-Oct-2016 at 17:10 ET

ARN Past-President Cheryl Lehman Bestows President’s Award to Dr. Grace Campbell and Dr. Beverly Reigle

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Past-President Cheryl Lehman, awarded Dr. Grace Campbell, PhD MSW CRRN, and Dr. Beverly Reigle, PhD RN, the 2016 President’s Award....

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Cedars-Sinai Taps Robert Figlin, MD, to Lead New Initiative to Integrate Cancer Care and Treatment Across Health System

Robert A. Figlin, MD, will serve as Deputy Director of the Integrated Oncology Service Line at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Previously, he was director of the Hematology Oncology Division at the institute. ...

– Cedars-Sinai

Mount Sinai Receives $10 Million Grant to Study Graft vs. Host Disease

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have been awarded a $10 million from the National Cancer Institute to explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms of acute graft-versus-host disease, a common side effect that occurs afte...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Houston Methodist Receives Nearly $4 Million From U.S. Defense Department to Combat Lethal Breast Cancer

HOUSTON-(Oct. 11, 2016)–Scientists at Houston Methodist received support from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to reprogram immune cells to attack triple negative breast cancer, the most lethal form of the disease. The DoD awarded Rongfu Wan...

– Houston Methodist


Women Leaders in Advanced Cancer Research

The Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), in collaboration with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), and the Giovan Giacomo Giordano Foundation will host the medical conferenc...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Women Leaders in Advanced Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve Researcher Receives Major Federal Grant to Test Novel Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis and Severe Asthma

Benjamin Gaston, MD, a pediatric pulmonologist and researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, has received a five-year, $13.3 million federal grant to develop opt...

– Case Western Reserve University


Expert Pitch

Advances of Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer

– Yale Cancer Center

Yale Expert Speaks on Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

– Yale Cancer Center





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