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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 25-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.

Clinical Data Confirms Efficacy of Pre-Surgery Chemo in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Researchers analyzed data confirming the improved outcomes in both short- and long-term survival in patients that underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery for triple-negative breast cancer. The study included 213 patients at 8 Italian canc...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cell Physiology

A Novel Anti-Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agent Inhibits Glioblastoma Growth and Radiation Resistance

A collaborative team of neuro-oncology surgeon/scientists has discovered a previously unidentified molecular mechanism that maintains glioma stem cells, and they have tested it as a potential therapeutic target in glioblastoma, using a small molecule...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Journal of Clinical Investigation; CA163205; NS083767; CA175875; NS087913; CA183991; GM008804-10S1 ; GM008804-10

Embargo expired on 24-Jul-2017 at 16:00 ET

Hijacking Human Proteins to Better Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs

Vanderbilt University engineers find existing human protein is ideal carrier for powerful molecules that can signal tumors to self-destruct.

– Vanderbilt University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; R01EB019409; NSF CAREER BMAT 1349604

Embargo expired on 24-Jul-2017 at 15:00 ET

New Therapeutic Approach for Difficult-to-TreatSubtype of Ovarian Cancer Identified

A potential new therapeutic strategy for a difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer has been discovered by Wistar scientists. The findings were published online in Nature Cell Biology

– Wistar Institute

Nature Cell Biology

Embargo expired on 24-Jul-2017 at 11:00 ET

Brain Cancer Experts, Therapy that Targets Cancer Stem Cells, Lung Cancer Hope, and More in the Cancer News Source

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– Newswise

Breast Cancer Patients Can Use Antiperspirants During Radiotherapy

Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Reaching Black Men in Barbershops Could Lead to Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Black men who enrolled in patient navigator program at local barbershops were twice as likely to get colorectal cancer screening as those who did not.

– NYU Langone Medical Center

American Journal of Public Health

Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Quantitative Biology and Medicine

Ten new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by ...

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Technology, August-2017

Indestructible Virus Yields Secret to Creating Incredibly Durable Materials

It lives in boiling acid that dissolves flesh and bone. Now scientists have unlocked the secrets of the indestructible virus, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.

– University of Virginia Health System

eLife; GM035269; ANR-13-BSV3-0017-01

Offer of $100 Boosts Rates of Colon Cancer Screenings

Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylva...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Stressed Out Kids?

A new, comprehensive Vanderbilt study published in "Psychological Bulletin" outlines which coping strategies work best for children and adolescents.

– Vanderbilt University

Compas, B. E., Jaser, S. S., Bettis, A. H., Watson, K. H., Gruhn, M. A., Dunbar, J. P., . . . Thigpen, J. C. (2017). Coping, Emo

Concurrent Chemotherapy, Proton Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer

For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 20-Jul-2017 at 11:00 ET

Young Adult Cancer Survivors Struggle to Get Back to Normal

Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis.

– University of Michigan

New Genomic Partnership Speeds Personalized Cancer Treatment

Personalized cancer therapies are on the horizon thanks to a new genomic cancer research partnership between the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and the biotechnology comp...

– NovellusDx and Christiana Care Health System

Turning Off Genes, Enlarging Tissue, T-Cell Therapy, Future Drugs for ALS, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

– Newswise

New Way Found to Boost Immunity in Fight Cancer and Infections

Medical professor Christopher Rudd and his research team have identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer.

– Universite de Montreal

Nature Communications, July-2017

Henry Ford Treats World’s First Patient UsingNew MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy that Simultaneously Tracks, Treats Tumor

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute has treated the world’s first cancer patient today with an advanced radiation therapy that uses an FDA-cleared real-time magnetic resonance imaging and linear accelerator delivery for more precise and accurate radiat...

– Henry Ford Health System

Hold Your Breath and Spare Your Heart

“Take a deep breath and hold it.” With that simple instruction, The Department of Radiation Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is helping patients with breast cancer protect their heart health.

– Valley Health System

Discovery Could Lead to Ways for Decreasing Metastatic Disease

An international research team has discovered a central mechanism that accelerates the development of metastases after surgery for cancerous tumors in the abdominal area. This study provides a possible treatment modality for cancer patients that can ...

– American Technion Society

Cell Reports

Policy and Public Affairs

NCCN Guidelines and NCCN Templates to be Integrated into ION Solutions’ IntelliDoseTxM Treatment Management Module

Integration of NCCN clinical recommendations into ION Solutions’ IntelliDoseTxM system will provide oncologists access to evidence-based treatment decision support based on the NCCN Guidelines®.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


UNM Cancer Center Receives Designation as Center of Excellence for Blood Disorders

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has received designation as a Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation Center of Excellence. The designation puts UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center on the MDS Foundation’s list of international sit...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgia State Spin-Off, Inlighta Biosciences LLC, Receives $2 Million Grant To Develop Enhanced MRI Contrast Agents for Liver Cancers and Metastasis

A local start-up, life sciences company founded by Dr. Jenny Yang, Regents’ Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia State University, has received a $2 million federal grant to develop improved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for the ...

– Georgia State University

NETRF Announces New Grants for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research

Nonprofit NET Research Foundation announces grants up to $1.2 million for neuroendocrine tumor research (to fund basic, translational, or clinical studies) to improve care for uncommon cancer type.

– NET (Neuroendocrine Tumor) Research Foundation

CIRM Approves $5.8 Million Grant for CAR-T Therapy That Targets Cancer Stem Cells

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) today unanimously approved a $5.8 million award to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to develop a new immunother...

– University of California San Diego Health

UC Davis-Led Group Receives $17 Million in NCI Funds

Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) investigators have received a $17 million program project grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute to study the effectiveness of different breast cancer screening and surveillance strategies using ...

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

GW Cancer Center Receives $100,000 From Avon Foundation for Patient Navigator

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity, accepted a check from the Avon Foundation at the annual walk in Washington, D.C. The money will fund a patient navigator who will provide resources...

– George Washington University

Higher Education Events

Registration Opens for Inaugural Lobo Cancer Challenge Bike Ride

The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a new bike ride fundraising event. Event proceeds will help to ensure that all New Mexicans have access to outstanding cancer care and benefit from the latest cancer research. The ride will take place September 23, 2017. ...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


ALCEA ADVISORS, the Reference Partner for Oncology Startups in Europe, Welcomes Patrick Langlois as a Partner to Its Leadership Team and Chairman to Its Strategic Investors Advisory Committee

ALCEA ADVISORS welcomes Patrick Langlois as a Partner to its Leadership Team and Chairman to its Strategic Investors Advisory Committee


Expert Pitch

Neurosurgeon and Scientist Behnam Badie Discusses Treatment, Outcomes and Research Advances for Glioblastoma

– City of Hope

McCain’s Form of Cancer Challenges Treatment, Virginia Tech Researchers Say

– Virginia Tech

Cedars-Sinai Brain Tumor Expert Available to Discuss Diagnosis and the Latest Treatment Options for Glioblastoma and Other Brain Cancers

– Cedars-Sinai

Penn Medicine Experts Available to Discuss the Latest Research and Treatments for Glioblastoma and Senator John McCain's Diagnosis

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Maciej Lesniak, MD, Neurosurgeon @NorthwesternMed Is Available to Discuss Sen. McCain's Brain Tumor Diagnosis.

– Northwestern Medicine

Pathologist Expert: Precision Medicine Could Still Deliver Good News for Sen. McCain

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Fred Hutch Glioblastoma Experts Available to Discuss Diagnosis, Treatment Options and the Latest Research

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Daniel Golden is a brain cancer expert. @uchicagomed #mccain #glioblastoma

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Neurosurgeon Peleg Horowitz's research focuses on genetics of brain, skull base tumors. #glioblastoma #braincancer #mccain @uchicagomed

– University of Chicago Medical Center





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