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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 25-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.

“Cyclops” Algorithm Spots Daily Rhythms in Cells

Humans, like virtually all other complex organisms on Earth, have adapted to their planet’s 24-hour cycle of sunlight and darkness. That circadian rhythm is reflected in human behavior, of course, but also in the molecular workings of our cells. No...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Paradigm-Changing Clinical Trial Underway to Better Identify Ureter During Pelvic Surgery

New dye could help better identify ureter, the passage between kidney and bladder, and prevent injury during minimally invasive pelvic surgery for women.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Detection of wtEGFR Amplification and EGFRvIII Mutation in CSF-Derived Extracellular Vesicles of High-Grade Glioma Patients

Winner of the Preuss Award, Javier Figueroa, MD, presented his research, Detection of wtEGFR Amplification and EGFRvIII Mutation in CSF-Derived Extracellular Vesicles of High-Grade Glioma Patients, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological...

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2017 at 18:00 ET

Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma/Astrocytoma

Winner of the American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award, Anthony C. Wang, MD, a neurosurgeon at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, presented research findings in a talk entitled Desmopla...

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2017 at 18:20 ET

Implanted Scaffold with T Cells Rapidly Shrinks Tumors

A biopolymer structure enriched with nutrients shows how immunotherapy could be adapted for solid tumors, according to study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Journal of Clinical Investigation, April 24, 2017

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2017 at 16:00 ET

Nanoparticle Vaccine Shows Potential as Immunotherapy to Fight Multiple Cancer Types

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

A Cancer in the Family: One Spouse’s Diagnosis Can Lower Household Income

Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

– University of Georgia

Images of Health Risks Make Indoor Tanning Messages More Effective

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher rati...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of Health Communication

Mayo Research Shows Surgery Adds Years for Kidney Cancer Patients

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they’d have without the surgery. A paper, publis...

– Mayo Clinic

Second Cancers Deadlier in Young Patients

Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has...

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2017 at 11:00 ET

May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

Pennsylvania physicians recognize Melanoma Awareness Month by educating public.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society

Embargo expired on 20-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET

NYU Langone Research Leads to Accelerated Approval of Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Drug

Findings from a clinical trial led by a researcher at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center helped pave the way for the recent, accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a highly effective immunotherapy as first line t...

– NYU Langone Medical Center

Spermidine-Rich Foods May Prevent Liver Cancer, Extend Lifespan

Spermidine—a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains—seems to prevent (at least in animal models) liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common type of liver cancer...

– Texas A&M University

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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Scholarships

In recognition of his dedication to the fight against cancer, Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States of America, was honored at Stony Brook University’s annual charity Gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Hosted by the Stony B...

– Stony Brook University

Breast Cancer Survivors Walking on Thin Air

A new pilot investigation at UAB is rethinking the exercise paradigm for breast cancer survivors with reduced mobility, evaluating the utility of simulated high-altitude training for the purpose of enhancing health and physical activity.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Noninvasive Imaging Test Shown Accurate in Ruling Out Kidney Cancers

The latest in a series of studies led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that addition of a widely available, noninvasive imaging test called 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT to CT or MRI increases the accuracy of kidney tumor classification. The...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Malaria Drug Successfully Treats 26-Year-Old Brain Cancer Patient

Small trial uses chloroquine to nix the process of "autophagy" that some cancer cells use to resist treatment, resensitzing glioblastoma to targeted therapy

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Pathologic Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Certain Breast Cancer Patients Predicts Low Risk for Local Metastases

Select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy may be able to avoid follow-up breast and lymph node, or axillary, surgery, according to new findings from researchers at The University of Texas MD Ande...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


IRCM Research Team Discovers How Immunotherapy Can Fight Some Cancers

Dr. André Veillette and his team have discovered why immunotherapy would work in some patients and not at all in others. The discovery published in the prestigious journal Nature.

– Universite de Montreal

Nature April-2017

Going Viral: Using a Deadly Disease to Kill Ovarian Cancer

After studying viruses for 15 years, Dr. Anthony van den Pol believes he has found one that can safely and effectively kill chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer.

– Yale Cancer Center

Early Tests Show Opdivo Triples Life Expectancy in Lung-Cancer Patients

An early round of clinical testing shows that users of Opdivo, a drug sanctioned for treatment of small-cell lung cancer, more than tripled their five-year survival rate beyond the statistical average.

– Yale Cancer Center

The Little Care Plan That Could

In April of 2007, Penn's OncoLink launched the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan, a user-generated service that creates care plans for patients who have survived cancer. As that plan marks 10 years, OncoLink’s Managing Editor, Carolyn Vachani, looks ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rock Tour “Text2Give” Supports Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

Rock star drummer Rikki Rockett feels very lucky to be on tour with his band, Poison, this spring. A year ago, he didn’t know if he would survive tongue cancer. But after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial at Moores Cancer Center at U...

– University of California San Diego Health

Breast Cancer Survivors Who Are Provided a Tailored Care Plan Are More Likely to Receive Recommended Care

Physicians of low-income breast cancer survivors are more likely to implement recommended survivorship care if the survivors also receive counseling and a tailored survivorship care plan, a study led by UCLA researchers has found.

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

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Why Is a UVA Health System Research Study Replacing People's Cigarettes?

The University of Virginia Health System is conducting a research study to determine if exercise and reduced-nicotine cigarettes can ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with reducing nicotine dependence.

– University of Virginia Health System

Physicians Perform World’s First Robotic Surgery to Remove Kidney Cancer Extending Into the Heart, Saving Patient From Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Physicians Perform World’s First Robotic Surgery to Remove Kidney Cancer Extending into the Heart, Saving Patient from Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death The 10-hour procedure redefines surgical limits, combining cutting-edge robotic expertise with top-...

– Keck Medicine of USC

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up Among Young Adults; What You Should Know

Researchers predict that 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under age 50 this year.

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

Policy and Public Affairs

NCCN Survey Reveals Oncology’s Concerns About Financial Distress, Patient Access to Care

Oncology community professionals are concerned about the ability of their patients to access cancer screening and treatment under the proposed American Health Care Act, according to a survey conducted March 23–25, 2017 at the National Comprehensive...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Pizza Pizza Joins Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer as Presenting Sponsor, Says “Game on” to Cancer

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation welcomes Pizza Pizza as its new presenting sponsor for Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer through to 2019.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Einstein’s 2017 Stem Cell Symposium Spotlights Epigenetics and Metabolism

On Monday, April 24, the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will host its third Stem Cell Symposium, focusing on the importance of cell metabolism and epige...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Embargo expired on 24-Apr-2017 at 13:00 ET

Local Restaurants and Businesses Bring Prom to MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital joins Houston restaurants and businesses to host its second annual Prom Party Palooza, a prom for teen cancer patients and their families. The glamorous night takes place at MD Anderson...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

NewYork-Presbyterian Establishes the William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma

NewYork-Presbyterian has established the William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma. Launched with an initial $5 million gift from William Rhodes, the new state-of-the-art program conducts groundbreaking research and provides cut...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 21-Apr-2017 at 06:00 ET

Training the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

The Cancer Education Program is an intensive summer research and professional development program for undergraduate and health professional students. The Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences funds predoctoral and post-doctoral students o...

– University of Louisville

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Head of Henry Ford Breast Cancer Center Appointed to Komen Scientific Advisory Board

Lisa A. Newman, M.D., MPH, director of the Breast Cancer Center at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, has been appointed by Susan G. Komen – the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research – to its Scientific Advisory Board.

– Henry Ford Health System

Nine New Disease Sites Added to the NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™

The NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™, launched in March 2017, provides a single access point for radiation therapy recommendations within 33 NCCN Guidelines®.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Named Top 100 Great Hospital in America

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a “Top 100 Great Hospital in America” by Becker's Hospital Review.

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Leader Wins 'Reducing Health Disparities Award' From Mass Medical Society

Karen Burns White, Deputy Associate Director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s (DF/HCC) Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) since 2001, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2017 recipient of the society’...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Convene 2017 Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit

The Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit is an annual event that provides a forum for global health stakeholders to network, share knowledge and strengthen high-impact international collaborations that save lives while reducing global health dispari...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Recognized as National Leader in LGBTQ-Inclusiveness

For the fifth time in five years, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been recognized as a leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equity by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The distinction is achieved through evaluation by the Healthcare Equality Index (...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


MD Anderson and Lion Biotechnologies Announce Strategic Alliance to Conduct Clinical Trials of Tils in Multiple Solid Tumors

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Lion Biotechnologies, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced a multi-year strategic allianc...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Expert Pitch

Ramping Up Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mount Sinai Health System Experts Offer New Non-Invasive Imaging Devices to Detect Early Skin Cancer and Vital Tips on Prevention and Screening

– Mount Sinai Health System

Yale Expert on Trials of Moderate Hypofractionation in Prostate Cancer

– Yale Cancer Center





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