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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 28-Nov-2017

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Understanding how the Role of a Gene Associated with Parkinson’s Disease may Lead to New Therapeutic Strategies for Breast Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey research further elucidates a tumor suppression mechanism behind the human Parkin gene – which could help inform treatment decisions for breast cancer patients who have a Parkin mutation or loss of Parkin expr...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Nature Communications, Nov-2017

Embargo expired on 28-Nov-2017 at 05:00 ET

This ‘Sweet Spot’ Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis

Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Digital Imaging

Decoding the Molecular Mechanisms of Ovarian Cancer Progression

Researchers identify several lncRNAs that are linked to the ovarian cancer in a cohort of patients. These lncRNAs were reproducibly altered and are responsible for a shift in cellular function that contributes to the metastatic properties of the canc...

– Thomas Jefferson University

Nature Communications

Cell Death Linked to Tumor Growth in Prostate Cancer Patients

The goal of any cancer treatment is to kill tumor cells. Yet, one little understood paradox of certain cancers is that the body's natural process for removing dead and dying cells can actually fuel tumor growth.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 27-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET

Immunotherapy Research for Head and Neck Cancers Gets Boost from V Foundation Grant

A team of University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers studying new drugs designed to break resistance to cancer immunotherapy has been awarded a V Foundation for Cancer Research translational grant of $6...

– University of California San Diego Health


Increased Oral Pathogens and Decreased Bacterial Diversity Predict Precancerous Lesions of Stomach Cancer

Elevated pathogen colonization and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with precancerous lesions that could precede stomach cancer, finds a new study led by New York University College of Dentistry and New York Univer...

– New York University

Journal of Periodontology, Nov 2017; R21DE018438 ; R01CA204113

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets for Metastatic Melanoma, Path for New Drugs

Mount Sinai researchers have identified novel therapeutic targets for metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in Molecular Cell.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Molecular Cell, Nov-2017

Promising Target for Treating Brain Tumors in Children

Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma. Previously, the authors of the study have shown that an experimental drug that inhibit...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Oncotarget, Nov-2017

Researchers Discover BRCA Cancer Cells’ Last Defense

Researchers hope their findings may lead to improved chemotherapy drugs and shed light on why some cells develop chemotherapy resistance.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Nature Communications

Abbreviated Breast MRI May Be Additional Screening Option for Dense Breasts

Among women with dense breast tissue, for whom traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting cancer, who request additional screening after a negative mammogram, abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) may be a valuable cancer detection tool. In a st...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Radiological Society of North America meeting


The traits we inherit from our family define and connect us in countless ways. Sometimes these traits are obvious, like curly hair or dimples. But sometimes what we inherit remains hidden, like BRCA gene mutations. With the help of celebrities like ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Avoid the Holiday Food Trap

Typically around the holidays, healthy eating habits established over the year go by the wayside. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey registered dietitian shares a few tips to keep your waistline in check this holiday season.

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Ludwig Researchers Unravel Novel Mechanism by Which Tumors Grow Resistant to Radiotherapy

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Communications, Nov-2017

Study Questions Exclusion of Cancer Survivors From Trials

A quarter of newly diagnosed cancer patients 65 or older are survivors who had a prior cancer – often preventing them from participating in clinical trials, researchers from UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have found.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA Oncology

Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression. These symptoms, as well as those that are caused by the cancer and/...

– Valley Health System

Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense env...

– University of California San Diego

Nature Communications

Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Spearheads Initiative to Align Management of Immunotherapy Side Effects

The first consensus recommendations on recognition and clinical management of immune-related side effects from cancer immunotherapy are published today in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC).

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC)


MD Anderson Applauds Court-Ordered Corrective Statements From Tobacco Industry to Educate Public About Harms of Tobacco Use

As an institution dedicated to ending cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to promoting cancer prevention and therefore supports the ‘corrective statements’ published by tobacco companies as a result of a 2006 ju...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

New Cancer Therapies Earn Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano 2017 CORE Prize for Oncology

The CORE Prize for Oncology 2017 was awarded to Professor Antonio Giordano for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of the cell cycle, which have established an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms at the basis of cancer and the develop...

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

2nd International Congress on “Clinical Needs and Translational Research in Oncology”





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