Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Newswise - News for Journalists
Newswise Special Wire
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Public edition |

Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 14-Nov-2017

Cancer Research Wire

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

News from the 20th annual European Congress of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) promotes the science of pharmacoeconomics (health economics) and outcomes research (the scientific discipline that evaluates the effect of health care interventions on patient well-being including clinical, economic, and patient-centered outcomes) and facilitates the translation of this research into useful information for health care decision makers to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of health care to improve health. Founded in 1995, ISPOR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public organization for educational and scientific purposes, as defined by the US IRS, and a non-profit research organization under the European Commission 7th Framework Programme.

See the latest news releases here

A New Strategy for Prevention of Liver Cancer Development

Primary liver cancer is now the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and its incidences and mortality are increasing rapidly in the United Stated. In late stages of the malignancy, there are no effective treatments or drugs. Howeve...

– University of California San Diego Health

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 14-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET

Are Delays in Colon Cancer Treatment Safe?

This Canadian study provides further evidence that even surgical treatment delays of several weeks do not adversely influence survival. Patients who require further consultations or investigations preoperatively may safely have their surgery moderate...

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2017 at 10:00 ET

Scientists Identified a Cellular Network That “Short Circuits” the Antitumor Effect of Novel Immunotherapy

Wistar researchers discovered a novel form of crosstalk among tumor cells and other cell types in the tumor microenvironment, elucidating the mechanism of action of an immunotherapeutic strategy that inhibits tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and i...

– Wistar Institute

Cancer Cell

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET

Ludwig Scientists Share Findings on Development and Treatment of Glioblastoma at the 2017 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting

Ludwig Cancer Research has released the scope of its participation at this year’s Annual Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology in San Francisco, California, November 16-19.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

The 2017 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting, Nov-2017

Mining for Cancer Clues

A group of researchers is building a portal of genetic information to help doctors detect, diagnose and treat cancer optimally in each of their patients. The goal: Someday, oncologists will pull up this data on a tablet and use it to guide treatment ...

– University of Delaware

Leading Scientist Urges UK and EU Action Plans to ‘Lose Jargon’ in a Bid to Win the Battle with ‘Superbugs’

One of the UK’s leading microbiologists is concerned that confusing language and a lack of specific objectives are hampering the global fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.

– University of Birmingham

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Embargo expired on 10-Nov-2017 at 18:30 ET

Ludwig Researchers Uncover Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Evade a Variety of Cancer Immunotherapies

A Ludwig Cancer Research study led by Benoit Van den Eynde, Director of Ludwig Brussels, has identified a novel mechanism by which tumors of the aggressive skin cancer melanoma can resist cancer immunotherapy.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Communications, Nov-2017

Cancer Drug Parity Laws Lower Costs for Many, but Not Everyone

In an analysis of the impact of parity laws published in JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators from Harvard Medical School report modest improvements in costs for many patients. However, patients who ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

UK Study Shows Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step in Lung Cancer Progression

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reports reveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in lung cancer progression.

– University of Kentucky

Scientific Reports

UT Dallas Chemist Has Designs on Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, has designed a small molecule that could help breast cancer patients for whom current treatments no longer work.

– University of Texas at Dallas

eLife, August 2017

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 08:55 ET

New Study Findings Unlock the Secret of Why Some People with Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer than Others

The pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have shown for the first time why some people with pancreatic cancer live many more years than others with the deadly disease.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 13:00 ET

Chronic Stress Hormones May Promote Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors in Lung Cancer Patients

Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD A...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

Addressing the Digital Divide—mHealth in Cancer Care

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held an issue panel this afternoon that focused on mHealth in cancer care at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

Could Scalpel-Free Surgery Help the Body Destroy Metastatic Breast Cancer?

UVA is testing the power of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to enable the body to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells.

– University of Virginia Health System

IUDs May Have a Surprising Benefit: Protection Against Cervical Cancer

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer.

– Keck Medicine of USC

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Focused Ultrasound Foundation Launches Veterinary Program

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has launched a veterinary program to study focused ultrasound therapies for the treatment of animals. The initiative enables veterinary researchers to test state-of-the-art therapies in their patients, while collecti...

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation

16 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its mid-year 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 16 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Cuban Delegation, UIC Work Toward Better Women’s Health in Englewood

Through a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, four physicians from Cuba are working to improve maternal health and birth outcomes in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

CHLA is Awarded More than $1 Million from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Fund Cancer Research

Three physician-researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support research efforts spanning both neuroblastoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia – two of...

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute

Young Investigators Named Winners of 2017 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) has named three investigators as recipients of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research. The award recognizes promising investigators aged 45 or younger at the time of nomination for their efforts in advancing...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Welcomes Dara Fedele, M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist

Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ is pleased to welcome diagnostic radiologist, Dara Fedele, M.D., to the medical staff.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

New Multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Program Targets Liver Cancer

Perlmutter Cancer Center introduces new liver tumor program to tackle liver and biliary cancers and tumors.

– NYU Langone Health





 Edit My Preferences
 Contact Us
 Newswise Home
 Newswise Contact Directory
 Expert Queries
 Presspass Application

More News from:


 University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

 University of Virginia Health System

 University of Kentucky

 University of Birmingham

 University of California San Diego Health

 Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Edit my preferences

© 2017 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

215 E. 5th St. SW, Charlottesville VA 22903 | 434-296-9417

 Contact Us