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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 30-May-2017

Cancer Research Wire

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

Unexpected Presence of Glucose Receptor in Ovarian Cancer Links Metabolism to Most Aggressive Cases

A new study of non-diabetic women with ovarian cancer reveals a potential correlation and area for further study regarding the expression of the GLUT1 glucose transporter receptor at the cancer tissue level. GLUT1 is a receptor protein involved in th...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cell Physiology

Abramson Cancer Center Studies Show Hope for Multiple Cancers with Pembrolizumab Combination Therapies

The combination of pembrolizumab and the checkpoint inhibitor known as epacadostat is leading to promising responses and is generally well tolerated in patients with triple-negative breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, squamous cell cancer of t...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, June 2-6

Study Documents Opioid Abuse Following Urologic Surgery

About 1 in 1,111 patients who undergo urologic surgery experience opioid dependence or overdose, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Patients at highest risk were younger, underwent inpatient surgery, had longer hospital stays, were on Medicaid or M...

– Loyola University Health System

Journal of Urology

Regenerative Medicine Researcher’s Startup Companies Give Hope to Patients

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist works to develop new treatments for wound healing and cancer.

– Virginia Tech

New Antibiotic Packs a Punch Against Bacterial Resistance

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come.

– Scripps Research Institute

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; F32 GM114948 ; CA041101

Embargo expired on 29-May-2017 at 15:00 ET

Parasite Infections, Big Data Power, Hospital Comfort Care, and More in the Public Health News Source

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

– Newswise

NUS Researchers Make Inroads Into Finding Out How T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Develops

A research team from the National University of Singapore led by Assistant Professor Takaomi Sanda, Principal Investigator from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Department of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, has provided ...

– National University of Singapore


Study Sweetens Connection Between Cancer and Sugar

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have found that a protein responsible for transporting glucose — a kind of sugar — into cells is present in significantly higher levels in lung squamous cell carcinoma than in lung adenocarcinoma. ...

– University of Texas at Dallas

Nature Communications, May-2017

Embargo expired on 26-May-2017 at 05:00 ET

Stay Sun Smart This Summer!

Did you know that skin cancer is highly preventable? Because May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight the fact that our lifestyle choices contribute greatly to our chances of getting skin cancer. The most preventable risk fac...

– Valley Health System

Study Provides Better Understanding of How Brain Tumors ‘Feed’

All cancer tumors have one thing in common – they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually in a tumor microenvironment with limited nutrients and oxygen. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 25-May-2017 at 12:00 ET

Approach Tested at FAU First to Look at Dolphin Immune System

With the drastic increase in the number of unusual dolphin strandings and deaths along the southeastern coast of the U.S. and elsewhere, finding specific antibodies to test, monitor and document their immune health is critical.

– Florida Atlantic University

BMC Veterinary Research

Radiation Therapy Can Enhance Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in People with Advanced Lung Cancer

A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab can be more effective in improving survival in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if they have previously received radiation therapy, compared...

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

Lancet Oncology

Aggressive Care at End of Life for Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer Linked to Poorer Outcomes

For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care — chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions — at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship betwee...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Cancer; 1I01HX000956-01

In Fruit Fly and Human Genetics, Timing Is Everything

Every animal starts as a clump of cells, which over time multiply and mature into many different types of cells, tissues, and organs. This is fundamental biology. Yet, the details of this process remain largely mysterious. Now, scientists have begun ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Genes & Development

Preliminary Study Finds BRCA Variation May Work Alongside COMT Variation to Reduce Breast Cancer Incidence

George Washington University researchers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic variant in some ...

– George Washington University

Moffitt Researchers Demonstrate Mathematical Modeling Can Identify Ways to Limit Aggressive Tumor Cell Growth

Researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center recent study found that mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environ...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Research

‘Sticky’ Particles Promise More Precise Drug Delivery for Brain Cancer

A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.

– Yale Cancer Center

Sedentary Lifestyle Appears to Increase Risk for Both Kidney and Bladder Cancer

A new study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute establishes a connection between a sedentary lifestyle and risk of developing kidney or bladder cancer.

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Cancer Epidemiology; T32CA108456

A Call to Preserve Cancer Care

Harvard Medical School Expert Calls for Protection of Critical Gains Made in Cancer Care Under Obamacare

– Harvard Medical School

The Cancer Journal

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing, Says Fred Hutch Study

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often underg...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

ASCO Annual Meeting, 2017

New Methodological Approaches to Assess Value of Immuno-Oncology Therapies

ISPOR hosted a morning session at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA that examined cost-effectiveness models for innovative oncology treatments.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR Annual International Meeting, May-2017

How Sharing Cancer Data Can Save Lives

Global leaders in cancer research have called for the worldwide sharing of cancer data to save lives. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health argue how the ‘freeing of data’ for a disease that knows no borders will enable researchers to find ...

– Queen's University Belfast

University of Kansas Cancer Center Partners with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Offer Innovative Blood Cancer Clinical Trials

The University of Kansas Cancer Center joins Blood Cancer Research Partnership

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung CancerUsing a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cell Reports, May-2017

Skin Color No Shield Against Skin Cancer

The misconception that people with more pigment in their skin cells are protected from cancer-causing ultra-violet rays can be deadly. Melanoma, the least common form of skin cancer but also the deadliest, are more likely to be caused by genetics th...

– Rush University Medical Center

Media Advisory: Experts Available to Discuss Historic Cancer Drug Approval

Today, for the first time, a drug has been FDA-approved for cancer based on disease genetics rather than type. Developed from 30 years of basic research at Johns Hopkins and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute, pembroluzimab now can be used for colon, pan...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Rising Skin Cancer Rates Call for Yearly Body Exams

A group of dermatologists and oncologists published an article in the March issue of the journal Future Medicine asking the preventive task force to revise its stance on full body skin inspections.

Expert Available

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

Policy and Public Affairs

White House Budget Blueprint Would Devastate Cancer Research and Patient Care

Plans to cut nearly $8.2 billion from the National Institutes of Health, including a $1 billion reduction for the National Cancer Institute, would decimate cancer research and patient care, according to the Association of American Cancer Institutes. ...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

President’s Budget Would Dramatically Undermine Progress in Cancer Research and Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released today by the White House.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


OICR Launches Five Large-Scale Ontario Research Initiatives to Combat Some of the Most Deadly Cancers

Funding announcement from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

– Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

NCCN Awards Grants to Investigators at Member Institutions to Study Osimertinib in Lung Cancer

These studies were funded through a collaboration with AstraZeneca to evaluate the effectiveness of osimertinib in EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital Twitter Chat on Changing Default Approach to Tobacco Dependence

On May 31, 1-2 p.m. (CDT), The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital will co-host an online discussion, via Twitter, about changing the way healthcare providers treat tobacco dependence.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

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– University of North Carolina at Charlotte





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