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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 02-May-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.

First Extensive Immune Profile of Sarcomas Shows Some Likely Susceptible to Immunotherapy

Some types of sarcomas elicit a greater immune response than others, which sheds light on how immunotherapy could be used for this connective-tissue cancer, according to a new study in Cancer. Photos, video available:

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Cancer, May 2, 2017

Embargo expired on 02-May-2017 at 11:00 ET

Stereotactic Radiation Highly Effective for Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer patients may soon have more treatment choices that provide a higher quality of life, thanks to research completed by physician scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics

Research Into Tumour Cells Begins at University of Warwick

The University of Warwick has started research to understand the cause of brain tumours. A team based at the University’s Warwick Medical School will study brain tumour cells in the lab to understand more about the cell division process, and how...

– University of Warwick

Researchers Map Genetic Changes in Glioblastoma as It Progresses, Test Potential Treatment Strategy

In a pair of studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


Policy Summit Focused on Eradicating Drug Waste in Cancer Care

The Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) will convene a summit with healthcare professionals and industry members to discuss examples of oncology drug waste in the US and identify approaches to reduce the burden of drug waste on the US hea...

– Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association

HOPA Policy Summit on Drug Waste in the Treatment of Cancer

Oncology Nurses Enhance Patient Experience Through Navigators and Health Literacy

Navigating a treatment path for cancer can be challenging for many patients, especially coordination of appointments between multiple practitioners. Combine that with a wealth of information about the disease which may not be easy to understand and t...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress

Study: Breast Cancers Found by Mammography Do Not Regress If Left Untreated

Breast cancers detected by mammography screening do not spontaneously disappear or regress if left untreated, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®). The scientific findings contradict claims t...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

Study Confirms Link Between Alcohol Consumption, Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The associatio...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, May- 2017

In Oncology Nursing, One Small Change Can Potentially Prevent Deadly Medical Error in Thousands of Patients

This week at the ONS 42nd Annual Congress, experts from The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins present results of a patient safety initiative to administer vincristine via IV mini-bag, rather than syringe, echoing NCCN’s Jus...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Dr. Andrew Sloan Presents Encouraging Results of Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) Clinical Studies for Difficult-to-Access Brain Lesions

Andrew Sloan, MD, Director of the Brain Tumor and NeuroOncology Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, presented new data supporting use of the NeuroBlate system for brain lesions at the 2017 American Association of Neurological Sur...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting

Smoke-Free Policies Help Decrease Smoking Rates for LGBT Population

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking among lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals is higher th...

– University of Missouri Health

Scientists Find a Likely Genetic Driver of Smoking-Related Heart Disease

Cigarette smoking accounts for about one fifth of cases of coronary heart disease (CHD), one of the leading causes of death worldwide, but precisely how smoking leads to CHD has long been unclear. Now, a team has uncovered a molecule that may at leas...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Circulation; R01-HL-111694, K24-HL-107643

Combination Therapy Could Provide New Treatment Option for Ovarian Cancer

UCLA study identifies a potential test that may help select patients for whom combination therapy could be most effective

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

RSG-14-217-407 01-TBG; R01CA183877; #U54 MD007598

Three-Week Radiation Therapy Treatment Given Post Mastectomy Is Safe and Effective

A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half. That is according to data from a phase II clinical trial conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Je...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Journal of Clinical Oncology, May-2017

NUS Scientists Develop Novel Chemical "Dye" to Improve Liver Cancer Imaging

Scientists from the National University of Singapore have developed a novel nanodiamond-based contrast agent - a chemical "dye" used to enhance the visibility of internal body structures in magnetic resonance imaging - that improves visualisation of ...

– National University of Singapore

Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine

Mayo Clinic Researchers Develop New Tumor-Shrinking Nanoparticle to Fight Cancer, Prevent Recurrence

A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

– Mayo Clinic

Nature Nanotechnology

Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - April 2017 Headlines

April 2017 Headline

– Mayo Clinic

Single Gene Encourages Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells, Supporting "Niche" Cells--and Cancer

A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. The finding, ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; CA182679, CA164677, CA149550, 2011-MSCRFE-0102, 2015-MSCRFE-1759

Embargo expired on 28-Apr-2017 at 05:00 ET

Counting the Cuts in Mohs Surgery: A Way to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a procedure that progressively rem...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Dermatology; 73417

The New Face of Colon Cancer

Of the 1,000 GI cancer patients seen at his clinic last year, nearly half were under age 50, says John L. Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and chie...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Are Yearly Body Exams an Answer to Rising Skin Cancer Rates?

As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, Dr. Philip Scumpia, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist at UCLA Health, can discuss the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections.

Expert Available

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

Future Medicine

New Prostate Cancer Guidelines, Vocal Chord Cancer, Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, and More in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

– Newswise

Study Finds Aspirin May Help Prevent Barrett’s Esophagus

Aspirin has long been used to help prevent and manage heart disease. However, researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have discovered another potential benefit –- protection against Barrett’s esophagus, a disorder that causes damag...

– Baylor Scott and White Health

Researchers Explore Innovative Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Multiple Myeloma

A new clinical trial at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is exploring a novel treatment option for patients with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer formed in bone marrow plasma cells that is considered incurable.

– Baylor Scott and White Health

The Medical Minute: New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

New guidelines recommend that men aged 55 to 69 with no signs of prostate cancer have a conversation with their doctor about the benefits and drawbacks of screening for the disease.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

New Spanish-Language Videos and Brochures Provide Cancer Patients with Overview of Radiation Therapy

Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for canc...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Research Shows Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this age group, however, would attest that they’re mo...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Clinical and Molecular Features of Genomic Subgroups in Meningioma

Winner of the Integra Foundation Award, Mark W. Youngblood, presented his research, Clinical and Molecular Features of Genomic Subgroups in Meningioma, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2017 at 13:30 ET

Overlapping Surgeries are not Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes: Retrospective Multivariate Analysis of 14,872 Neurosurgical Cases Performed at a Single Institution

Winner of the Robert Florin Award, Michael Bohl, MD, presented his research, Overlapping Surgeries are not Associated with Worse Patient Outcomes: Retrospective Multivariate Analysis of 14,872 Neurosurgical Cases Performed at a Single Institution, du...

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2017 at 15:30 ET

Angiogenesis Plays a Critical Role in Group 3 Medulloblastoma Pathogenesis

Winner of the Columbia Softball Charity Award, Eric M. Thompson, MD, presented his research, Angiogenesis Plays a Critical Role in Group 3 Medulloblastoma Pathogenesis, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scien...

– American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2017 at 18:30 ET

Yale Researchers Identify Optimal Therapy for Patients with Early-Stage Glottic Cancer (Vocal Chord Cancer)

Radiotherapy alone is often used to treat early-stage glottic cancer (ESGC), a cancer of the vocal chords, however, the optimal radiation treatment schedule remains unknown, until now.

– Yale Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 26-Apr-2017 at 09:00 ET

New Approach Accelerates Search for Cancer Cures Dramatically

A new technique will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for cures. The technique will benefit every disease driven by gene mutations, from cystic fibrosis to Alzheimer’s.

– University of Virginia Health System

Genes & Development

Prostate Cancer Patients Would Pay $2,000 forMore Accurate Biopsies, Loyola Study Finds

Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech biopsy technique that significantly improves accuracy, according to a study published in the journal Urology Practice

– Loyola University Health System

Urology Practice

Roswell Park-Led Team Identifies Tumor Marker for Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large study conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers and published online ahead of print ...

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Gynecologic Oncology; R01CA158318; K01LM012100; T32CA108456; P50CA159981; P30CA016056

Policy and Public Affairs

Radiation Oncologists Call on Congress to Boost Cancer Research Funding and Protect Patients in Health Care Reform

More than 100 radiation oncologists from across the United States are on Capitol Hill urging Congress to grow its investment in cancer research and to protect patients’ access to high quality cancer care.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


SCCA President Elected to 2017 Class of Fellows of AACR Academy

The American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, announced that Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, is among its newly elected class of Fellows of the AACR Academy.

– Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma, the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. The drug, regorafenib, is the first and only therapy approved by the FDA in over a decade to show signi...

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

UVA’s Excellence in Cancer Nets $15 Million Grant

University of Virginia Cancer Center has again been honored as one of just 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers for its work researching new and better cancer treatments.

– University of Virginia Health System





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