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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 18-Apr-2017

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Study Finds Association Between Specific Gut Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer

Specific strains of bacteria in the gut are significantly associated with colorectal cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Journal Gut

Bridging Health Equity in Our Communities

During this National Minority Health Month, there is a focus on bridging health equity in our communities including ensuring minority populations have access to high quality cancer screenings and treatments, adequate insurance coverage and other serv...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer

Study in Nature Nanotechnology describes new method to transform immune cells, while inside the body, into leukemia-fighting powerhouses

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Nature Nanotechnology, April 17, 2017

Embargo expired on 17-Apr-2017 at 11:00 ET

New ASTRO Guideline Establishes Standard of Care for Curative Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer with Radiation Therapy

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Practical Radiation Oncology, Jul-Aug-2017

For Women at Risk of Hereditary Breast Cancer, Multigene Test Could Help Extend Life Expectancy

Value in Health, the official journal of the ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research indicating that testing for variants in 7 cancer-associated genes (versus the usual process of testing in just 2 genes) followed by risk-reduction man...

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Value in Health, Apr-2017

UCLA Scientists Combine a Peptide with a Nano Cancer Drug Formulation to Improve Treatment Effectiveness and Prevent Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer

UCLA scientists have unlocked an important mechanism that allows chemotherapy-carrying nanoparticles—extremely small objects between 1 and 100 nanometers (a billionth of a meter)—to directly access pancreatic cancer tumors, thereby improving the ...

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

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Promising New Drug Development Could Help Treat Cachexia

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly one-third of cancer deaths can be attributed to a wasting syndrome known as cachexia. Cachexia, an indicator of the advanced stages of disease, is a debilitating disorder that causes loss of appetite...

– University of Missouri Health

Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Well Tolerated; Survival Gains Observed

A phase one study of 11 patients with glioblastoma who received injections of an investigational vaccine therapy and an approved chemotherapy showed the combination to be well tolerated while also resulting in unexpectedly significant survival increa...

– Duke Health

Clinical Cancer Research; P50-CA190991-02, R42-CA153845-02, P30-CA14236-42, R01-CA177476-04, R01-NS085412-04; R01-NS086943-03, R01-NS067037, R01-CA134844, 1R01CA175517-01A1, P01-CA154291-05, CA180411-01, R25-NS065731-07...

Embargo expired on 14-Apr-2017 at 00:05 ET

Study Finds Worse Survival When Specific Thyroid Cancers Spread to Bone

In what is known to be the largest study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-relat...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; R01CA201198 ; AG049684; R01HS024512

Immune System Can Spot Tell-Tale Change in Identity of Cancer Antigens - Study

A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.

– University of Birmingham

‘The antigenic identity of human class I MHC phosphopeptides is critically dependent upon phosphorylation status’ Mohammed et a

Are Oncologists Jumping the Gun with the 21-Gene Assay?

University of Colorado Cancer Center Study uncovers discrepant decision-making for use of 21-gene assay in women with cancer: • Testing occurs in high-risk population, despite current evidence • Non-concordance with NCCN Guidelines® recommend...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

UVA Finds Way to View Genes Inside Living Cells

By mapping out gene locations in 3D, scientists can shed light on cancer and other diseases and potentially find better treatments and new cures.

– University of Virginia Health System

Nature Communications; U01-EB021236; GM094522; U54-DK107980

Language, Cultural Norms Clash with Optimal Care for Some Asian-Americans

Mona Jung’s father had an attitude of quiet resignation to lung cancer — especially when it came to the side effects of his treatment. When nausea and fatigue overwhelmed him, he said nothing. When hunger eluded him, he played the tough guy. Yet,...

– City of Hope

Social Work in Public Health

Epidemiological Analysis Shows Unexpected Benefit Related to High Blood Pressure for Many with Ovarian Cancer

An international team of collaborators retroactively examined the associations between survival among patients diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer and those patients’ history of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and medications t...

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Quest for Balance in Radiation Leads to Lower Doses

New UC Project Finds Roadmap to Improve Patient Safety in Radiation Exposure

– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Internal Medicine

Thorough Genotyping and Repurposed Drugs Key to Treating Small-Cell Lung Cancer, says Cancer Expert

Cancer expert Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University, describes the recent progress and future possibilities of treating SCLC.

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– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Research Suggests Potential Therapy to Prevent 'Chemobrain' in Cancer Patients

Just-published findings from a behavioral study with rats show a compound called “KU-32" prevents cognitive decline in rats caused by chemotherapy treatment. KU-32 works by inducing the heat shock response, which protects cells and may counteract t...

– University of Kansas

10.1016/j.bbr.2017.03.042; 10.1021/acschemneuro.5b00029

Can Latina Breast Cancer Patients and Their Doctors Bridge the Cultural Divide?

The largest study to date of how Latina breast cancer patients evaluate treatment options highlights the need to counteract language barriers, information overload and a tendency to defer to rather than partner with doctors.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Cancer; CA163223


Henry Ford Cancer Institute Vice President Appointed to Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Board of Directors

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Spencer C. Hoover, vice president and executive director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, to serve on the prestigious nine-member Board of Directors of the Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority.

– Henry Ford Health System

Embargo expired on 17-Apr-2017 at 00:00 ET

Cancer Research Institute Appoints Dr. Aiman Shalabi asChief Medical Officer to Accelerate Precision Immunotherapy Clinical Collaborations

Nonprofit cancer immunotherapy research organization hires pharmaceutical executive to lead its clinical trials program

– Cancer Research Institute

World-Renowned Medical Oncologist Luis Diaz, MD, Named Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Luis A. Diaz, MD, has been named the Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). An accomplished physician, pioneering researcher, and leader in the field of clinical oncology, Dr. Dia...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

UK Awarded $11.2 Million Grant to Launch New Center for Cancer and Metabolism

The University of Kentucky was recently awarded a prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study the metabolism of cancer from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Healt...

– University of Kentucky

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Appoints Vice President, Executive Director

Spencer C. Hoover, a decorated U.S. Army veteran who joined Henry Ford Health System in 2015, was appointed vice president and executive director of the health system’s Henry Ford Cancer Institute and cancer care services.

– Henry Ford Health System

Higher Education Events

Swimmers to ‘Splash Away Cancer’ at Annual Event

The third annual “Splash Away Cancer!” fundraising event takes place May 20, 2017. All proceeds support patient care and cancer research programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Expert Pitch

Ben Stiller's Surgeon Edward Schaeffer, MD Is Available to Discuss Newest Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Proposed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

– Northwestern Medicine

New PSA Guidelines "Absolutely Necessary and a Very Good Step Forward."

– Loyola University Health System

USPS Task Force Issues New Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

– Yale Cancer Center

.@UCSDHealth Prostate Cancer Specialist & Researcher Dr. Christopher Kane Speaks to New Screening Guidelines for Men

– University of California San Diego Health





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