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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 27-Feb-2018

Cancer Research Wire

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

States with Strong Tobacco Control Measures Have Fewer E-Cigarette Users

States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Coll...

– New York University

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; P50HL120163; 1K24DA038345-01; UL1TR000038

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 07:00 ET

Novel Genome Platform Reveals New HIV Targets

SBP researchers have developed the first ever high-throughput, genome-scale imaging-based approach to investigate protein stability. The method has been used to identify several previously unknown human proteins that HIV degrades to enhance its infec...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Cell Reports.; P01 AI090935; R01 AI124843; R01 AI105184; R01 AI127302, ; P01 CA177322

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

New Study Shows Most Women Willing to Accept the Risks of Breast Screening

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of new research suggesting that, on average, most women were willing to accept the risk of unnecessa...

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, Feb-2018

Engineer Develops Enabling Technology for Emerging Gene Therapies

For years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient’s cells to treat cancer and other diseases. However, inserting engineered DNA molecules into cells is difficult. A te...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Scientific Reports

Colorectal Cancer Research and Prevention: Innovation, Progress and Promise

Innovation and progress in cancer research and care are the result of collaboration and resources. This advancement also extends to cancer prevention and education, but more emphasis on these areas is needed -- especially when it comes to colorectal...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

New Study Shows Repurposing Leukemia Drugs May Prevent Melanoma Metastasis

Data from a new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that repurposing drugs used to treat leukemia has promise for preventing melanoma metastasis.

– University of Kentucky

Science Signaling

Glowing Designer Sponges: New Nanoparticles Engineered to Image and Treat Cancer

A team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers has designed and synthesized metal-organic framework nanoparticles that glow red or near infrared for at least two days in cells. This could prove useful in tracking the spread of cancer cells.

– Sandia National Laboratories

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

New Research Could Lead to Improved Method of Treating Pancreatic Cancer

A heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Liver and Pancreatic Sciences, Nov-2017

Sneaky Viruses: UNM Cancer Center Scientist to Learn about HPV Infection

Michelle Ozbun, PhD, is using two grants totaling $2.7 million to learn how human papillomaviruses (HPV) sneak into cells to reproduce. She and her team are also developing new ways in which to measure infections.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Half of Gun Owners Don't Store Them Safely, New Ebola Treatment, An HIV Patch, and More in the Public Health News Source

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

– Newswise

Sneaky Viruses, Cancer Stem Cells, How Your DNA Gets Organized, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

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

– Newswise

Can Cancer Treatment Lead to Heart Disease?

Advances in cancer treatment have resulted in a growing number of cancer survivors. However, powerful treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation treatments and some cancer drugs are not without their risks, including the potential for serious, long-t...

– Valley Health System

Study Shows Need for Early Support Among People with Uveal Melanoma

UCLA researchers found that nearly all people diagnosed with uveal melanoma had a number of unmet psychological and health information needs, particularly during the first three months after their diagnoses. The study is the first prospective, longit...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

JAMA Ophthamalogy Feb 2018

Embargo expired on 22-Feb-2018 at 11:00 ET

Using Light and Gold for Targeted, Non-Invasive Drug Delivery

Researchers have developed a highly-targeted and non-invasive drug-release method that combines a nanoscale gold particle-containing polymer coating and near-infrared light. The technology could also be used for other applications, including the seal...

– American Technion Society

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Updated Data Confirms a Durable 75 Percent Overall Response Rate, by Blinded Independent Review, of Larotrectinib in Adults and Children with Tumors Harboring TRK Fusions

Larotrectinib, a highly selective TRK kinase inhibitor, shows rapid, potent, and durable efficacy in both adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors that harbor TRK fusions, regardless of tumor type or patient age, according to results from three...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Scientists Isolate Cancer Stem Cells Using Novel Method

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers, a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cell...

– University of Texas at Dallas

Chemistry-A European Journal, Feb. 19, 2018

Precision Cancer Therapy Effective in Both Children and Adults

Three quarters of patients with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a specific genetic mutation. The oral treatment is based on the genetic traits of the tumo...

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

New England Journal of Medicine, Feb 21, 2018

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 17:00 ET

Kinase Inhibitor Larotrectinib Shows Durable Anti-Tumor Abilities in Patients of All Ages with 17 Unique Cancer Diagnoses

Three simultaneous safety and efficacy studies of the drug larotrectinib reported an overall response rate of 75 percent for patients ages four months to 76 years with 17 different cancer diagnoses.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 21-Feb-2018 at 17:00 ET

Five Novel Genetic Changes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

In what is believed to be the largest pancreatic cancer genome-wide association study to date, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute, and collaborators from over 80 other institutions worldwide discov...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Communications; R01CA154823, HHSN26120080000IE, P50CA062924, R01CA97075

Deep Neural Networks Identifies Tumours with Unmatched Performance

A team of artificial intelligence researchers developed a new deep-learning method to identify tumours in medical images.

– Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Study: Lead and Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette ‘Vapors’

Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cancer Risk Associated With Key Epigenetic Changes Occurring Through Normal Aging Process

Some scientists have hypothesized that tumor-promoting changes in cells during cancer development—particularly an epigenetic change involving DNA methylation—arise from rogue cells escaping a natural cell deterioration process called senescence. ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cancer Cell; R01CA185357, R21CA212495, R01CA170550

Researcher Jamie Myers Searches for Answers to “Chemo-Brain”

Myers has spent the last decade researching the prevalence, possible causes, management and treatment of chemo-brain.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

“Icebreaker” Protein Opens Genome for T Cell Development, Penn Researchers Find

Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Immunity; NIH K22AI112570, R01AI047833, P01CA119070, NIH AI105343, AI082630, AI112521, AI115712, AI117718, AI108545, AI117950


More People Living With HIV and Cancer Should Get Appropriate Cancer Treatment, According to New Guidelines

New NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Cancer in People Living With HIV seek to reduce unnecessary, deadly cancer care gaps.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2018 at 09:00 ET

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Engages Envision Pharma Group to Support their Oncology Research Program using iEnvision – A New Web-based Software Platform for Medical Programs

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces the selection and implementation of the iEnvision medical affairs platform developed by Envision Technology Solutions.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

GW Cancer Center Welcomes Inaugural TEAM Training Cohort and Nationally Renowned Speakers to Washington, D.C.

The GW Cancer Center recently welcomed 24 multidisciplinary health care teams from across the country to its inaugural TEAM (Together, Equitable, Accessible, Meaningful) Training program.

– George Washington University

Fred Hutch, UW Medicine Alliance with Takeda to Advance Promising Early-Stage Research

Collaboration aims to accelerate next generation treatments in cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and neurological disorders

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

MD Anderson Receives $22 Million in CPRIT Funding for Research, Prevention and Recruitment

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was awarded $22.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), accounting for 30 percent of the $73.5 million in awards CPRIT announced today. The awards included $16.3 ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center





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