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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 31-Jan-2017
 

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Drugs, Diseases and Proteins: New Archive Helps Precision Medicine, Drug Development

Tudor Oprea, MD, PhD, at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and his collaborators from the UK-based European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton and from the Institute for Cancer Research in London have created the beginnings of an open archive that lin...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nature Reviews


American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant

The ATA has awarded a 2016 ThyCa Research Grant to Trevor Angell, MD, Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, for his project entitled "Assessment of Circulation Immune Suppressor ...

– American Thyroid Association


Online Database Aims to Collect, Organize Research on Cancer Mutations

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an online “knowledgebase” intended for the gathering and organization of cancer genomic information so that clinicians have improved chances of identifying import...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Genetics

Embargo expired on 30-Jan-2017 at 11:00 ET


Clue to How Cancer Cells Spread

In a second human case, a Yale-led research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from sol...

– Yale Cancer Center

PLOS One


Can Big Data Help Cancer Patients Avoid ER Visits?

What if doctors could look into a crystal ball and predict which of their patients might be at risk of getting sick enough to go to the emergency room? For at least one group of patients, that’s exactly what researchers at Penn Medicine are trying ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Artificial Intelligence Uncovers New Insight Into Biophysics of Cancer

For the first time, artificial intelligence has been used to discover the exact interventions needed to obtain a specific, previously unachievable result in vivo, providing new insight into the biophysics of cancer and raising broad implications for ...

– Tufts University

Scientific Reports; EF-1124651

Embargo expired on 27-Jan-2017 at 05:00 ET


Virginia Tech Researchers Help the Body Protect Itself Against Inflammation and Colon Cancer

Virginia Tech researchers found that modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of both diseases in pre-clinical animal models.

– Virginia Tech


Study Tightens Connection Between Intestinal Microorganisms, Diet, and Colorectal Cancer

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute led a study that provides some of the strongest evidence to date that microorganisms living in the large intestine can serve as a link between diet and certain types of colorectal cancer.

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 11:00 ET


Findings Suggest Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients with Colon Cancer

Young and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits for these patients, according to a study published...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

JAMA Surg. Published online January 25, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5050


Mount Sinai Researchers Discover How Primary Tumors Can Program Cancer Cells That Spread to Become Dormant and Resist Cancer Treatment

Findings could transform cancer drug development and patient care

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature Cell Biology, Jan 31, 2017; 1S10RR024745-01A1; FL 865/1-1; CA196521; BC132674; CA109182; CA191430; U54CA163131


Dr. Harold Tara Appointed Medical Director of Smilow Care Centers in Trumbull & Fairfield

Dr. Harold Tara Appointed Medical Director of Smilow Care Centers in Trumbull & Fairfield

– Yale Cancer Center


Diabetes Drug Takes Aim at Cancer’s Fuel Source

To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer patients. The pilot clinical...

– Thomas Jefferson University

The Laryngoscope; K08 CA175193-01A1 ; 5P30CA056036-17; 2014 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Head and Neck Society

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2017 at 09:00 ET


Huntsman Cancer Institute Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient’s healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through can...

– University of Utah Health Sciences

CA042014; CA166422; W81XWH-08-1-0109

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2017 at 14:00 ET


Fly Growth Mimics Cancer Cells, New Target for Treating Glioblastoma, New Way to Starve Tumors to Death, and More in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

– Newswise


Clues to Pediatric GI Illness, Delaying Pot Smoking to Age 17 Is Better for Teens' Brains, When Should Doctors Treat Short Children and Teens with Growth Hormone, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

– Newswise


On Target: UNC Researcher Arms Platelets to Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

After surgery to remove a cancerous tumor – even if the surgery is considered “successful” – it’s nearly impossible to ensure that all microtumors have been removed from the surgical site. Cancer recurrence is always a major concern. Mea...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


Predicting and Preventing Prostate Cancer Spread

Australian researchers have uncovered a new pathway which regulates the spread of prostate cancer around the body. The discovery may lead to the development of a blood test that could predict whether cancer will spread from the prostate tumour to oth...

– University of Adelaide

Cancer Research


Murine Study Finds Potential Boost for Ovarian Cancer Drug Olaparib

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1 sensitizes tumors to the cancer drug Olaparib (Lynparza)....

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Cell Biology, February 6th, 2017; 21377106; 2015DFM30040; 2015ZX09101009; XDA12020000; 81321092; 81573464


Imaging Technique Measures Tumor Stiffness to Aid Surgical Planning

An important step in planning tumor surgery includes assessing the tumor stiffness to aid in surgical planning. Because tumors within the skull cannot be examined non-invasively, researchers used Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) to assess pituit...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Pituitary, June- 2016; EB001981


New Class of Materials Could Revolutionize Biomedical, Alternative Energy Industries

Polyhedral boranes have become the basis for the creation of cancer therapies, enhanced drug delivery and new contrast agents needed for radioimaging and diagnosis. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has discovered an entirely new class ...

– University of Missouri Health

Angewandte Chemie


Natural Compound Found in Herbs, Vegetables Could Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Women

Triple-negative breast cancers, which comprise 15 to 20 percent of all breast tumors, are a particularly deadly type of breast disease that often metastasize to distant sites. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that luteolin, a natura...

– University of Missouri Health


IU Study Finds Fly Growth Mimics Cancer Cells, Creating New Tool in Fight Against Disease

Scientists who study a molecule known to play a role in certain types of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders have a powerful new tool to study this compound due to research conducted at Indiana University. The study was published Jan. 23 in the P...

– Indiana University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; R00GM101341; 1R35GM119557


Researchers Discover Potential New Target for Treating Glioblastoma

Scientists have found a way to inhibit the growth of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer with low survival rates, by targeting a protein that drives growth of brain tumors, according to research from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Har...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Announcements


MD Anderson and Guardant Health Announce Partnership to Make Comprehensive Liquid Biopsy Part of Oncology Standard of Care

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Guardant Health today announced a multi-year partnership designed to accelerate comprehensive liquid biopsy technology into the standard of care in cancer treatment.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 31-Jan-2017 at 09:00 ET


Cancer Research Institute Awards Grant to Develop Powerful Genomic Data Resource for Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers

Three nonprofits partner to create powerful database that will aim to improve immunotherapy for many types of cancer.

– Cancer Research Institute


Stephen Gottschalk, M.D., Has Been Named Chair of the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Esteemed clinician and scientist will oversee one of the world’s largest pediatric bone marrow transplantation programs.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Embargo expired on 30-Jan-2017 at 10:00 ET


NIH Funds UND Study of Early Formation of Cancer-Causing Viruses

Barry Milavetz researches epigenetic modifications in infected cells when they’re most easily treatable

– University of North Dakota


UF Health Cancer Network Earns National Accreditation For Quality Care

The UF Health Cancer Network, comprising UF Health and the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, has received a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

– Orlando Health


Former MD Anderson President Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre Passes Away at 92

Charles Aubrey “Mickey” LeMaistre, M.D., past president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a pioneering crusader against the harmful effects of tobacco use and catalyst of the field of cancer prevention, died today in Housto...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Miami Cancer Institute Joins the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

Today, after a yearlong review and collaborative process, Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida became a full member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance. Miami Cancer Institute is the third member of the MSK Cancer ...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 12:00 ET


NCCN Establishes Second Policy and Advocacy Fellowship

NCCN’s second policy and advocacy fellow will maintain a comprehensive understanding of the oncology policy landscape, contribute to the advancement of NCCN’s policy initiatives, and contribute to the monitoring and awareness of use of NCCN Conte...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Orlando Health Takes Proton Therapy to the Next Level with Advanced Image Guidance

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health is working with Mevion Medical Systems to take the next step in the evolution of the health system’s proton therapy center. The organizations are enhancing Orlando Health’s proton therapy system with the ...

– Orlando Health

Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2017 at 09:00 ET


NIH Honors Research Leaders from University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University with Prestigious Outstanding Investigator Awards

Two internationally recognized research leaders from UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the NIH. The 7-year, $6.7 million dollar awards will advance mo...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


New Collaboration Between the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital Aims to Transform Pediatric Oncology

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital have announced four first-of-their-kind endowed chair appointments that will help eliminate childhood diseases around the world.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Personalized Cancer Therapy on the Horizon Thanks to New Genomic Cancer Research Partnership

Gene Editing Institute at Christiana Care Health System partners with NovellusDx in BIRD Foundation Grant

– Christiana Care Health System


Expert Pitch


Yale Expert to Speak on Turf Safety and Cancer in Soccer Players

– Yale Cancer Center


Roswell Park: Racial Disparities From Cervical Cancer Are a Wake-Up Call

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Yale Expert Discusses Keytruda's Future in Lung Cancer

– Yale Cancer Center


Yale Expert on Reducing Treatment Doses in Head and Neck Cancer to Improve QOL

– Yale Cancer Center


Yale Expert on Managing Fear of Recurrence for Patients with Breast Cancer

– Yale Cancer Center

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