|Cancer Research Wire|
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A study published July 11 in Radiology shows that insurance coverage for virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) improves colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates by almost 50 percent.
– American College of Radiology (ACR) Embargo expired on 11-Jul-2017 at 00:00 ET
Laboratory studies suggest that an experimental drug already in early clinical trials for a variety of adult cancers might enhance radiation and chemotherapy for two childhood brain cancers that currently are virtually always fatal.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
Cancer Letters; Neuro-Oncology; P30CA006973, T32CA60441
With summer in full swing, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are reminding everyone that people of all races and colors can develop skin cancer. Although people of color have a lower risk of developing skin cancer than Caucasian...
– American Academy of Dermatology
Jeffrey W. Taub, M.D., FAAP, chief, Division of Oncology, at the DMC's Children’s Hospital of Michigan was the principal investigator of the study, which enrolled 204 children from 2007-2011 through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an interna...
– Children's Hospital of Michigan
Three case reports published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrate the promise of cancer immunotherapy in gray zone lymphoma, potentially paving the way for clinical trials utilizing this strategy in this and related conditions.
– University of Colorado Cancer Center
New England Journal of Medicine
Cancer patients in the United States may be unable to access care at the nation’s top hospitals due to narrow insurance plan coverage – leaving patients to choose between lower premiums or access to higher-quality cancer care. A new study from th...
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
P30-CA016520; K07-CA163616; RSGI-12697; PO1 AG19783
University of Pennsylvania study reveals narrow network insurance plans cut out access to NCCN Member Institutions and other top comprehensive cancer centers throughout the United States
– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)
High doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Universit...
– Case Western Reserve University
Journal of Investigative Dermatology, June-2017; P30-AR039750; U01-AR064144
With its internationally renowned school of veterinary medicine and its NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, UC Davis is uniquely positioned to harness the power of each to tackle one of life’s greatest challenges: cancer.
– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Radiologists can improve their consistency of interpreting and reporting CT and MR imaging of liver cancer with a new version of the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS®).
– American College of Radiology (ACR)
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and The Cleveland Clinic designed a way to screen brain tumor cells and identify potential drug targets missed by other methods.
– Case Western Reserve University
Nature, July-2017; CA183510; GM007250; CA189647; CA154130; CA169117; CA197718; CA171652; NS087913; NS089272
Combination therapy with two immunotherapy drugs produces an unprecedented doubling of response rates from 20 percent to 40 percent, a new study shows.
– UT Southwestern Medical Center
Journal of Clinical Oncology, July-2017
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has advanced understanding of risk factors for premature ovarian insufficiency, which should aid identification of cancer patients most likely to benefit from fertility preservation.
– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
A team including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed an innovative approach to measuring cellular mechanical properties (i.e., cell stiffness) that is part of an emerging label-free (i.e, no histology dyes or immunolabeling)...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
1) Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands, research finds; 2) Mayo Clinic Children’s Center once again ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; 3) Regenerative medicine programs expand in Minnesota;...
– Mayo Clinic
Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone has announced the creation of a multidisciplinary center of excellence to develop innovative approaches to diagnose, treat and prevent pancreatic cancer.
– NYU Langone Medical Center Embargo expired on 10-Jul-2017 at 09:00 ET
Cancer research in the region has received a boost thanks to the former Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Lindsley Harvard.
The Cancer Research Centre was established to improve detection, treatments and patient care using the expertise of the Universit...
– University of Warwick
Dr. Nicole N. Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to investigate whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to sex differences in oral cancer pain.
– New York University