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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 28-Jun-2017

Cancer Research Wire

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

An Infallible Hand-Held Probe to Aid Cancer Surgery

Patients with common widespread forms of cancer will enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by ingeneer Frédéric Leblond and neurosurgical oncology specialist Dr. Kevi...

– Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

American Association for Cancer Research journal, June 28, 2017

embargoed until 28-Jun-2017, 00:05 ET

Study Shows Biomarkers Can Predict Which ER-Positive Breast Cancer Patients Respond Best to First-Line Therapy

Two challenges in treating patients with estrogen-positive breast cancer (ER+) have been an inability to predict who will respond to standard therapies and adverse events leading to therapy discontinuation. A study at The University of Texas MD Ander...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2017 at 05:00 ET

Fred Hutch Scientists to Develop Bioassay for Ovarian Cancer for New National Cancer Institute Initiative

Dr. Amanda Paulovich of Fred Hutch will lead a multi-institution effort to develop a biological test to predict which treatments will work for patients with ovarian cancer. Photos, video available:

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Microscope Can Scan Tumors During Surgery and Examine Cancer Biopsies in 3-D

A new UW microscope could provide real-time results during cancer-removal surgeries, potentially eliminating the 20 to 40 percent of women who have to undergo multiple lumpectomy surgeries because cancerous breast tissue is missed the first time arou...

– University of Washington

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 11:00 ET

Using ‘Sticky’ Nanoparticles, Researchers Develop New Strategy to Boost Body’s Cancer Defenses

In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using “stic...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 11:00 ET

What Stops Chinese Elderly From Using Preventive Care and Personalized Treatments for Cancer?

Researchers from the PINE study examined the characteristics and barriers within the Chinese community that may contribute to low utilization of preventive health care and low participation in biospecimen collection.

– Chinese Health, Aging, and Policy Program (CHAP)

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 07:00 ET

Thwarting Metastasis by Breaking Cancer’s Legs with Gold Rods

Your cancer has metastasized. No one wants to ever hear that. Now researchers have found a way to virtually halt cell migration, a key component in metastasis, in vitro, in human cells. In past in vivo studies in mice, treated cancer did not appear t...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 1608801; CHE-1454501; R01GM115763

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2017 at 15:00 ET

Decoding Immune Recognition, Drug for Relapsed Leukemia, Focused Ultrasound Against Cancer, and More in the Cancer News Source

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– Newswise

Blocking Cancer — Scientists Find New Way to Combat Disease

A compound developed by Dean Kip Guy’s lab of UK College of Pharmacy, with research that began at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, now shows promise for blocking cancer-causing proteins on a cellular level.

– University of Kentucky

Nature Chemical Biology

Night Shift Work Associated with Diminished Ability to Repair DNA Damage

A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study, led by epidemiologist Dr. Parveen Bhatti, found that night shift work is associated with reduced ability to repair DNA lesions. Over time, DNA damage that is not repaired will cause mutations that can l...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Researchers Chart Pathway to ‘Rejuvenating’ Immune Cells to Fight Cancers and Infections

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital discovery of the mechanism of T cell exhaustion will lead to treatments to enhance immunotherapies against cancers and such viruses as HIV

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cell - June 22, 2017

Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Patients with Advanced Melanoma

Until recently, melanomas that had spread to the brain could only be treated with surgery and radiation therapy. And even with treatment, patients typically lived only a median of four months. However, patients like Kathy Roberts now have alternative...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Whatever Your Skin Tone, Spread on the Sunscreen

No matter what the color of your skin, UT Southwestern cancer experts recommend wearing sunscreen.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Using Body Noise to Improve Cancer Detection

In passive elastography, the elasticity of tissue is measured using the body’s own propagation of shear waves, which enables more effective imaging deeper inside the body in an even more noninvasive way than traditional elastography and may be used...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2017 at 14:45 ET

More Breast Cancers Were Diagnosed at Early Stage After Affordable Care Act Took Effect

A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect. The increases in Stage 1 diagnoses were higher am...

– Loyola University Health System

Cancer Epidemiology

HPV Testing Leads to Earlier Detection and Treatment of Cervical Precancer

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the U...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2017 at 11:00 ET

New Biomarker Assay Detects Neuroblastoma with Greater Sensitivity

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when standard evaluations yield negative resul...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

Clinical Cancer Research, June-2017; 5 P01 CA81403; 1 R33 CA152809; 1 R01 CA182633; 5 P30 CA014089

University of Kansas School of Medicine Names Weijing Sun Medical Oncology Division Director

New Division Director of Medical Oncology Announced

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

New Inhibitor Drug Shows Promise in Relapsed Leukemia

A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Abramson Cance...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


UTHealth’s Lenard Lichtenberger Tests Effectiveness of Lipidic Aspirin Formulation Against Cancer

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are testing the effectiveness of a soy-enriched aspirin formulation designed to fight colorectal cancer with fewer side effects.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Underused Cancer Test Could Improve Treatment for Thousands, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it. The fi...

– Mayo Clinic

A Simple Breath Test Could Be the Next Evolution in Breast Cancer Diagnostics

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is actively recruiting for a clinical trial that seeks to eliminate unnecessary testing for breast cancer with a simple breath test.

– Keck Medicine of USC


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches OncoKidsSM – a Comprehensive DNA and RNA Pediatric Cancer Panel

Today, a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched OncoKidsSM, a next-generation sequencing-based panel specifically designed for pediatric cancers.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


Protein Data Takes Significant Step Forward in Medicine

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oregon Health & Science University are part of a nationwide effort to learn more about the role of proteins in cancer biology and to use that information to benefit cancer patients.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Ranks Among America’s Best in U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is among the best in the country in seven (7) pediatric specialties according to the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is ...

– Children's Hospital of Michigan

Embargo expired on 27-Jun-2017 at 00:05 ET

Best in the West: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Named No. 1 Children’s Hospital in California and No. 6 in the U.S.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in California again, based on the latest rankings announced by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA was also named to the publication’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospital...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Cancer Research Institute Awards $1 Million to Fund the Development of Innovative Microchip-Based Research Models of Organ-Specific Cancer Immunotherapy

$1 million CRI Technology Impact Award will support UPENN investigator's development of microchip-based research models that mimic human cancer and immune cell interactions

– Cancer Research Institute

Chao Family Fights Cancer with $5 Million Gift to UC Irvine Health

The UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will honor renowned leukemia researchers Richard Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D., and Susan O’Brien, M.D., with endowed chairs made possible by a $5 million gift from Chao family siblings Allen Ch...

– University of California, Irvine

MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School Receives $10.5 Million Gift

Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a transf...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 23-Jun-2017 at 14:00 ET

Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Cancer Research Institute Partner to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUSF) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) are establishing a partnership with the goal of advancing the development of new focused ultrasound (FUS) and cancer immunotherapy treatments. Both organizations recogni...

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Cancer Patients and Caregivers Join Immunotherapy Experts in Five U.S. Cities to Discuss Latest Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

CRI's 2017 Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series will travel to five U.S. cities to provide free educational programming designed for cancer patients and caregivers who are seeking to learn more about cancer immunotherapy and clinical trials.

– Cancer Research Institute

Higher Education Events

Georgia State Hosts First International Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conference

Georgia State University will host the First International Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20.

– Georgia State University





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