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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 11-Jul-2017

Cancer Research Wire

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

ACR Statement: Virtual Colonoscopy Insurance Coverage Greatly Boosts Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

Experimental "Enhancer" Drug May Boost Conventional Therapies for Deadly Pediatric Brain Cancers

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

How People of Color Can Prevent and Detect Skin Cancer

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

Detroit Pediatric Oncologist Leads Largest Single Study on Survival Outcomes for Children with Down Syndrome and AML or ALL

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

Blood, 2017

NEJM Case Reports Show Promise of Cancer Immunotherapy to Treat Rare Lymphoma

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

Common Insurance Plans Leave Care at America’s Top Cancer Hospitals Out of Reach

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

Narrow Insurance Networks Leave Patients with Little Choice

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®)

Vitamin D May Improve Sunburn, According to New Clinical Trial

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

How Treating a Dog's Tumors May Help in the Fight Against Human Cancer

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

New LI-RADS for CT and MR Imaging Available

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)

New Brain Cancer Drug Targets Revealed

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

Combo Immunotherapy May Herald New Standard of Care for Kidney Cancer

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

Improved Risk Recognition Expected to Enhance Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Team Develops a New and Practical Method to Measure Cell Stiffness

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)

Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - June 2017 Headlines

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


NYU Langone Launches Major Interdisciplinary Program Targeting Pancreatic Cancer

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

Thousands Given to Cancer Research at the University of Warwick

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

NYU to Investigate the Biology of Sex Differences in Oral Cancer Pain

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





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