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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 20-Mar-2018

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma: What Is It?

With spring now here, home improvement projects are on many ‘to do’ lists. With that come the usual warnings about safe removal of construction and home materials made of asbestos in much older homes, as exposure to this fibrous mineral is a kno...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Programming DNA to Deliver Cancer Drugs

A research team at the University of Delaware has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off. This technology could lead to the development of new cancer therapies and other drugs.

– University of Delaware

Cancer Comes Back All Jacked Up on Stem Cells

Three tumor samples collected over time from a single patient show how cancer evolves in response to treatment.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Clinical Cancer Research

Researchers at Queen’s Lead ‘Personalised Medicine’ Approach to Improve Quality of Life for Bowel Cancer Patients

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have demonstrated for the first time how molecular analysis of clinical trial biopsy samples can be used to help clinicians identify the key changes that occur in an individual patient’s bowel (colorect...

– Queen's University Belfast

Journal of Pathology

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is preventable and curable, especially when caught early. An awareness month, says Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD, helps to remind people to talk to their healthcare providers about screening colonoscopies.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Now Among Select Institutions Certified to Administer CAR T-Cell Therapy for Lymphoma

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is now certified to offer a groundbreaking treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, in which a patient’s own immune cells are genetically engineered to recogn...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

In BRCA Mutation Carriers, Obesity Is Linked with Increased DNA Damage in Normal Breast Gland Cells

Being obese or having a higher body mass index (BMI) while carrying a BRCA (BReast CAncer gene) mutation is positively linked with higher levels of damage to the DNA in normal breast gland cells, new research suggests. The results of the study will b...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2018 at 12:30 ET

Microscopy Trifecta Examines How Proteins Bend Cell Membranes

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how cells reshape their surfaces to internalize material from their surroundings, thanks to collaboration among researchers from two South Dakota universities and the National Institutes of Health.

– South Dakota State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and BioSNTR

Nature Communications, Jan-2018

Older Colorectal Cancer Patients Are at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Congestive Heart Failure

Older patients with colorectal cancer are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study also finds that morbidities such as diabetes a...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Sensing Cancer Before It’s Too Late

Imagine if doctors could diagnose their patients with lung or esophageal cancer by simply swabbing the inside of their cheeks. Vadim Backman, a biomedical engineer at Northwestern University, has developed a new technology that could make that seemin...

– Northwestern University

Comprehensive Breast Health Center Expands at UC San Diego Health

Patients with breast cancer now have access to the new Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Health. The new state-of-the-art space brings all team members and services into one convenient location.

– University of California San Diego Health

Higher Doses of Radiation Don’t Improve Survival in Prostate Cancer

A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment. The analysis, which included 104 radiation therapy oncology groups across North America, ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2018 at 11:00 ET

Improved Capture of Cancer Cells in Blood Could Help Track Disease

New research by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Pharmacy Seungpyo Hong and his collaborators builds on several years of work in isolating circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, by demonstrating improved methods for their capture on clinical s...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Clinical Cancer Research March 15, 2018

Embargo expired on 15-Mar-2018 at 09:00 ET

Ludwig Study Extends the Potential for Personalized Immunotherapy to a Large Variety of Cancers

A Ludwig Cancer Research study shows that ovarian cancer, which has proved resistant to currently available immunotherapies, could be susceptible to personalized immunotherapy. Led by Ludwig Lausanne investigator Alexandre Harari and George Coukos, d...

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Communications, Mar-2018

Nanostructures Created by UCLA Scientists Could Make Gene Therapies Safer, Faster and More Affordable

UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could e...

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

ACS Nano, Mar-2018; CMMI-1636136; R21EB016270; #51603042

Study Suggests That Cancer Survivors Are More Easily Fatigued

Adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment years or decades previously become fatigued more quickly than their peers who don’t have cancer histories, according to a new study in the journal Cancer from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloombe...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cancer; R21AG053198; P30AG021334

New Research Could Lead to More Effective Chemotherapy

An international team explored the use of platinum- and gold-based molecular complexes to design potential new anticancer drugs.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

New Journal of Chemistry, 2018; Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Jan-2018

Improved Capture of Cancer Cells Could Aid in Disease Tracking

In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, researchers reported that by forcing cancer cells to slow down and developing stronger molecular traps for them, they could identify large numbers of the cells in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

journal Clinical Cancer Research

Aging Ungracefully: Stored Tissue Samples Might Offer Misleading Results for Common Lab Test Over Time

A method currently used by thousands of laboratories across the country to preserve tissue could render samples useless over time for a common test to assess gene activity, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The findings, published in...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

American Journal of Clinical Pathology

Challenge Issued by Leading Health Organizations to Defeat Cervical Cancer

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the Perlmutter Cancer Center, and the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health are issuing the “New York Challenge,” an ambitious campaign to end cervical cancer worldwide.

– NYU Langone Health

An Inspiring Experience at Cancer Control in Primary Care Course in Bhutan

As plans for consolidation of cancer care within their borders go forth, the partnership between the Health Ministry, the university, and ASCO will be critical for building a sound educational foundation for their oncology workforce.

– Yale Cancer Center

Targeting a Signaling Pathway with a Diabetes Drug may be a Potential Strategy in Treating, Preventing Pancreatic Cancer Progression

Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators explores the use of a diabetes drug and its impact on pancreatic cancer and finds that targeting a certain signaling pathway with this agent may be a novel strategy for the prevention a...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

AACR Annual Meeting 2018

Embargo expired on 14-Mar-2018 at 16:30 ET

E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Applying Implementation Science to Improve Cervical Cancer Prevention in sub-Saharan Africa

While cervical cancer – one of the most common cancers in women – has significantly decreased in the United States, it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organizatio...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Implementation Science; Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation Pre-doctoral Fellowship at Penn Nursing; U54CA190158; DSCN-16-112-01

Researcher Developing Better Tool for Colonoscopy Screenings

Tim Muldoon, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on an endoscopic probe that can be used in colonoscopies. The...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Proyecto para combinación con ensayos clínicos: inteligencia artificial inscribe a más en ensayos de cáncer mamario

Mayo Clinic e IBM Watson Health revelaron los resultados de la aplicación inicial de la Combinación Watson para Ensayos Clínicos, un sistema cognitivo de computación de IBM. La aplicación de este sistema en la práctica oncológica de Mayo Clini...

– Mayo Clinic

Rush is First in Illinois to Offer Novel Treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Patients with metastatic neuroendocrine cancer no longer have to travel abroad or out of state for a sought-after targeted therapy called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, or PRRT. Rush University Medical Center is one of the few health care pro...

– Rush University Medical Center


R21 Grant Will Explore New Options for Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco-related disease is especially prevalent among African-American men. This grant provides more multidisciplinary opportunities for UAB faculty to provide solutions for tobacco cessation. Preliminary data shows that 39.9 percent of African-Ameri...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


AADA Responds to USPSTF Recommendation on Skin Cancer Prevention Counseling

The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends that everyone protect themselves from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays and perform regular self-exams to check themselves for signs of skin cancer.

– American Academy of Dermatology

ProMedica, LISC Launch $45M Partnership

An Ohio integrated health system and a national social enterprise have announced a new alliance to mobilize tens of millions of dollars for underinvested communities—starting with a $45 million effort to scale up economic opportunity and improve he...

– ProMedica

Van Andel Research Institute Chief Scientific Officer Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., will be awarded an honorary doctorate from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University (SU) in recognition of a lifetime of scientific achievement and dedication to ...

– Van Andel Research Institute

Yale Cancer Center launches Immuno-Oncology Center

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) has launched the Yale Center for Immuno-Oncology (YCIO). The new center will build on YCC’s international leadership in immunobiology, cancer immunology, and development of novel cancer immunotherapies.

– Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center Launches Immuno-Oncology Center

The new Center for Immuno-Oncology will build on Yale Cancer Center's international leadership in immunobiology, cancer immunology, and development of novel cancer immunotherapies.

– Yale Cancer Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute Joins National Clinical Trial Targeting AML

Huntsman Cancer Institute Joins National Clinical Trial Targeting AML

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Announces a New Philanthropic Partnership with HBO

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is excited to begin the New Year by announcing a philanthropic partnership with Home Box Office (HBO) to provide HBO Now programing gift cards for adults who are treated at th...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Training Kentucky's Next Generation of Cancer Fighters

For many UK students from Eastern Kentucky, cancer is a problem that hits far too close to home. The Career Training in Oncology Program at the UK Markey Cancer Center provides these students with an opportunity to give back and learn how they can he...

– University of Kentucky

Cedars-Sinai Investigator Awarded Grant to Study Esophageal Cancer

Dechen Lin, PhD, a research scientist in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine, has been awarded $175,000 from the Price Family Foundation and the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Ca...

– Cedars-Sinai

Education Boost

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has earned the prestigious accreditation as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey





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