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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 11-Apr-2017

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Cancer research news for the public and news media. More stories can be found at the Newswise Cancer News Source.

PID1 Gene Enhances Effectiveness of Chemotherapy on Brain Cancer Cells

Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children, and glioblastoma, the most commonly occurring malignant prima...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

Scientific Reports; NS094990

Embargo expired on 11-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET

New Study Offers Hope for More Effective Treatment of Leukemia

The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among certain proteins causes an imbalance that leads to leukem...

– University of Vermont

Nature Immunology

New Potential Treatment for Aggressive Brain Cancer in Children

Using state-of-the-art gene editing technology, scientists from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have discovered a promising target to treat atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) – a highly aggressive and therapy resistant ...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Pediatric Blood & Cancer, Apr-2017

Matching Pre-Treatment Tumor Size to Strength of Immune Response Allows Tailoring of Melanoma Drug Regimen

A new study published in Nature provides clues that could enhance physicians’ ability to pinpoint, in real-time, which patients are not responding to therapy – and intervene with additional drugs to boost the chances of shrinking tumors.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

R01 AI105343; P01 AI108545; U19 AI082630; P50-CA174523

Embargo expired on 10-Apr-2017 at 11:00 ET

Fast Capture of Cancer Markers Will Aid in Diagnosis and Treatment

Researchers at Penn State have developed nanoprobes to rapidly isolate rare markers in blood for potential development of precision cancer diagnosis and personalized anticancer treatments.

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Nature Biomedical Engineering Apr-2017

Embargo expired on 10-Apr-2017 at 11:00 ET

Wistar Scientists Reveal the Role of a Telomere Capping Complex in Cancer

Scientists at The Wistar Institute have unveiled part of the protein complex that protects telomeres—the ends of our chromosomes.

– Wistar Institute

R01 GM088332; R01 CA201312; DE-AC02-76SF00515 ; DE-AC02-05CH11231 ; P41GM103393; P30 CA010815

Researchers Find Novel Way to Induce Pancreatic Cancer Cell Death

Pancreatic cancer, most frequently pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), is the most lethal and aggressive of all cancers. Unfortunately, there are not many effective therapies available other than surgery, and that is not an option for many patie...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Autophagy, April-2017

Rescue Protein Gives Doomed Cells a Stay of ‘Execution’

A research team led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital immunologists has discovered how a set of proteins delays the “executioner” machinery that kills damaged or infected cells in a process called necroptosis.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Finding Library Services in Non-Traditional Spaces

Celebrating all types of libraries during National Library Week (April 9 - 16), Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is recognizing its own patient resources at its specialized library.

Expert Available

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Virus Causing Celiac Disease, Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs, Nicotine Exposure, Oral Complications of HIV, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

– Newswise

Further Reductions in Radiotherapy to Young Children with Brain Tumors Results in Less Successful Outcomes

A team of investigators has determined that young children participating in a clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of reduced radiotherapy did worse when there were deviations from the treatment protocol. Results of the study will be available ...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Study Sheds Light on Role of DNA2 in DNA Repair

A biochemical analysis study has discovered a new role for the DNA2 enzyme. The research, which was completed in the lab of Patrick Sung, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at the Yale School of Medicine, looked at the way in which...

– Yale Cancer Center

Clinical Trial Shows Benefit of Yoga for Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn’t, according to a clinical trial led by the Perelman School of Medicin...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nuclear Transfer of Mitochondrial DNA in Colon and Rectal Cancer

Patients with colon and rectal cancer have somatic insertions of mitochondrial DNA into the nuclear genomes of the cancer cells, UAB researchers report. In a companion paper, they describe a molecular tool to rapidly detect and analyze insertion of m...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

1I01BX001716; HL072757; 1338897

Promising New Cancer Therapy Developed via Michigan State University and Venn Therapeutics Partnership

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan State University (MSU) researchers presented promising cancer therapy results at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Meeting in Washington, DC. This novel technology, AdVCA0848, activa...

– MSU Innovation Center

When the Doctor Recommends Against the Surgery a Breast Cancer Patient Wants

A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center examines the complex interaction between patients’ desires for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and surgeons’ responsibility to minimize harm.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Surgery; CA163223

Biomarker Could Lead to Personalized Therapies for Prostate Cancer

In 2016, more than 181,000 new cases of prostate cancer were reported in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is one of the earliest ways clinicians can detect prostate cancers in their patient...

– University of Missouri Health

AACR: Phase II Trial Shows Rice Bran Promotes Microbiome Diversity, Slows Growth of Colorectal Cancer Cells

After 4-week trial of added rice bran, navy bean powder or neither, both the rice bran and navy bean groups showed increased dietary fiber, iron, zinc, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, and alpha-tocopherol. The rice bran group also showed increas...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

AACR 2017; AACR Abstract


American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Irene M. Min, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

Irene Min, M.D. is the recipient of the ATA's 2016 Bite Me Cancer Grant. Dr. Min, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, submitted the winning project entitled "Application of Chimeric Antige...

– American Thyroid Association

Cancer Geneticist to Lead New High Risk Program at NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center

Medical oncologist Ophira Ginsburg, MD, has joined NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center as director of its new High Risk Program, which identifies, studies and cares for patients with hereditary syndromes that increase cancer risk.

– NYU Langone Medical Center

Embargo expired on 11-Apr-2017 at 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Maryland’s Top Cancer Scientists Discuss Research on Tracking and Treating Cancer

At the annual “Research Matters” conference on Wednesday, April 12, scientists at Maryland’s two academic cancer centers will meet to discuss how scientists are using advanced imaging methods to develop better ways pinpoint and track cancer cel...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Vanderbilt’s Pietenpol Named as a Chief Scientific Advisor for Susan G. Komen

Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) for the nonprofit breast cancer or...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Johns Hopkins Researchers Win Top Prizes, Honors at Cancer Research Meeting

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers received the following honors and awards at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 1-5 in Washington, D.C.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

New Investigator Anindya Bagchi Joins Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D., is joining the faculty of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) as associate professor in the Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program. Bagchi comes to SBP from the University of Minnesota.

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Liora S. Katz, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

A 2016 Research Grant has been presented to Liora Katz, Ph.D., Instructor at the Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Dr. Katz's project, "T3 and Glucose Signaling in Pancreatic ß-cells," ...

– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to to Connie Rhee, MD, MSc, The Regents of the University of California (University of California Irvine)

A 2016 Thyroid Research Grant to Connie Rhee, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of California Irvine (Orange, CA), for the project entitled "Thyroid Functional Disease, Mental Health,...

– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Kristen R. Vella, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

A 2016 Research Grant has been presented to Kristen Vella, PhD, to support her project entitled "Neuronal Regulation of Hepatic Thyroid Hormone Clearance." Dr. Vella is an Instructor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes ...

– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Association Awards Research Grant to Viswanath Gunda, Ph.D, Massachusetts General Hospital

Viswanath Gunda, Ph.D., is the recipient of a 2016 American Thyroid Association (ATA) ThyCa Research Grant for his project entitled "Combining Immune Checkpoints Inhibitors with BRAF Targeted Therapy in Thyroid Cancer." Dr. Gunda is an Instructor in ...

– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Resarch Grant to Nikita Pozdeyev, MD, PhD, University of Colorado

Nikita Pozdeyev, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, has been awarded a 2016 research grant for his project entitled "Rational Combination Therapies with L...

– American Thyroid Association

Higher Education Events

Annual Lobos vs. Cancer Gala Celebrates Tenth Year of Fighting Cancer

The Lobos vs. Cancer Gala event, which celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, May 20, raises money for cancer research and treatment at UNM Cancer Center.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center





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