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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
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...Expert Available
– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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®)
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
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
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
New UC Project Finds Roadmap to Improve Patient Safety in Radiation Exposure
– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
JAMA Internal Medicine
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. Expert Available
– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)
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
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
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
Nonprofit cancer immunotherapy research organization hires pharmaceutical executive to lead its clinical trials program
– Cancer Research Institute
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
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
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
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
– Northwestern Medicine
– Loyola University Health System
– Yale Cancer Center
– University of California San Diego Health