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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 22-May-2018
 

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Surveillance Intensity Not Associated with Earlier Detection of Recurrence or Improved Survival in Colorectal Cancer Patients

A national retrospective study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found no association between intensity of post-treatment surveillance and detection of recurrence or overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Journal of the American Medical Association

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


American Academy of Dermatology PSA Highlights Dangers of Tanning

A new public service advertisement from the American Academy of Dermatology encourages those who are thinking of tanning to think again.

– American Academy of Dermatology


CFN User Spotlight: Laura Fabris Develops Nanoparticle-Based Tags to Detect Cancer and Viruses at the Single-Cell Level

Physical chemist Laura Fabris—an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers University and principal investigator of the Fabris NanoBio Group—uses the transmission electron microscopes at Brookhaven Lab’s...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory


Bladder Cancer Model Could Pave the Way for Better Drug Efficacy Studies

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report they have developed a model of luminal bladder cancer, one of the two subtypes of advanced bladder cancer. The researchers said this model may help them to ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Cancer Research, May -2018

Embargo expired on 21-May-2018 at 08:00 ET


Ice Cream Funds Research Showing New Strategy Against Thyroid Cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that stereotactic body radiation (SBRT) may be better against anaplastic thyroid cancer, and with fewer side effects.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Thyroid


Nutrition 2018 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2018


Analysis Shows Lymph Node Dissection Performed most often for Early Stage Kidney Cancer; Overall Survival Benefit not Shown

An analysis of lymph node dissection in non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma indicates the procedure is often performed for stage 1 disease and shows no overall survival benefit. Investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presented the ...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

AUA Annual Meeting, May-2018

Embargo expired on 19-May-2018 at 12:30 ET


New Ultrasound Guidelines Reliably Identify Children Who Should be Biopsied for Thyroid Cancer

A Loyola Medicine study has found that new ultrasound guidelines can reliably identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is a common cause of cancer in teenagers, and the incidence is increasing. The disease...

– Loyola University Health System

Society for Pediatric Radiology

Embargo expired on 18-May-2018 at 15:00 ET


New Guidelines May Slightly Increase Reliability, Accuracy of Melanoma Diagnoses

Researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma.

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

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 18-May-2018 at 11:00 ET


Practicing Declining Patient Simulations Help Improve Clinician Responses

A project in the radiation oncology outpatient unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital showed an improvement in clinician’s comfort level in responding to urgent patient care situations after a department-wide exercise focused on recognizing the signs when ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Bone Scan Software Accurately Calculates Prognosis of Advanced Prostate Cancer

A software tool to automatically calculate how extensively bones have been infiltrated by prostate cancer is both accurate and speedy, capturing key prognostic information related to survival and the development of symptoms over time.

– Duke Health

JAMA Oncology; P30 CA008748; P30 CA014236

Embargo expired on 17-May-2018 at 11:00 ET


Research Shows Increased Skin Cancer Risk Among U.S. Military Members

When one considers the risks of military service, skin cancer may not be top of mind. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, however, U.S. military personnel are more likely to develop skin cancer than ...

– American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


Improving Survival in Pancreatic Cancer with Platinum-Based Chemotherapy

A small study of adults with the most common form of pancreatic cancer adds to evidence that patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations long linked to a high risk of breast cancer have poorer overall survival rates than those without the mutations. ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of American College of Surgeons


Aiming to Improve Oncology Patient Outcomes Through Nursing Research

From peer and patient education to addressing treatment side effects, nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researched a number of topics with an aim of enhancing the patient experience. Their findings are being presented at the Oncology N...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

ONS Congress 2018


Ovarian Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation

A targeted therapy that has shown its power in fighting ovarian cancer in women including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations may also help patients with aggressive pancreatic cancer who harbor these mutations and have few or no other treatment opti...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

JCO Precision Oncology


Investigadores identifican método para superar falsos positivos en tomografías computarizadas de cáncer de pulmón

Un equipo de investigadores que incluyó a científicos de Mayo Clinic identificó una tecnología para afrontar el problema de resultados falsos positivos en la detección del cáncer pulmonar mediante tomografía computarizada.

– Mayo Clinic

PLOS One


St. Jude Trial Identifies a Medulloblastoma Subset That Requires Less Aggressive Therapy

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers have identified a subtype of the brain tumor medulloblastoma that is associated with improved survival of infants treated with less aggressive, risk-adapted therapy

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Lancet Oncology, May 2018


New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

UC San Diego researchers have developed a test that can screen for pancreatic cancer in just a drop of blood. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, provides results in under an hour. It's simple: apply a drop of blood on a small electroni...

– University of California San Diego

ACS Nano, Mar-2018; R21 CA198287


Mayo Clinic identifica posible alternativa terapéutica para cáncer de mama triple negativo

Un fármaco utilizado en el cáncer sanguíneo puede resultar útil en el cáncer de mama triple negativo, descubrieron los investigadores de Mayo Clinic. El cáncer de mama triple negativo es uno de los tipos más agresivos y letales de cáncer de m...

– Mayo Clinic

Revista de Investigación Clínica


Keck School of Medicine of USC Urologists Present Latest Research at the American Urological Association 2018 Annual Meeting

From robotics and machine learning to new applications for MRIs, Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists will present research highlighting the impact of technology on patient outcomes and the field of urology at the American Urological Association...

– Keck Medicine of USC

American Urological Association (AUA) 2018 annual meeting


Fight Colorectal Cancer Advocate Walking 2,800 Miles Across the U.S. To Raise Awareness of Preventable Disease

Chad Schrack, a Fight Colorectal Cancer advocate is walking from Washington, D.C. to Venice Beach, California to honor his wife, a colorectal cancer survivor and all those affected by the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.

– Fight Colorectal Cancer


Body and Mind: Adjusting to Normal Life After Cancer Treatment

Cancer, like so many other overwhelming or life-altering situations, can really stick with a person. For many, the end of treatment is met with a flood of emotions that can make it difficult to get back to normal life. Learning how to recognize and l...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Mayo Study Identifies New Potential Treatment Option for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mayo Clinic researchers identified that an FDA drug approved for myelodysplastic syndrome may be useful to treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive ...

– Mayo Clinic

Journal of Clinical Investigation


Descubrimiento de Mayo ayuda a los médicos a personalizar tratamiento de pacientes con cáncer ovárico y cerebral

Los investigadores de Mayo Clinic descubrieron que una vía de comunicación molecular, sobre la cual se creía que era defectuosa en el cáncer, desempeña un papel fundamental para determinar la eficacia del tratamiento con el virus del sarampión ...

– Mayo Clinic

Revista del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer


Colon Cancer Cells Use Mysterious RNA Strands to Avoid Cell Death

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells avoid death, allowing unregulated growth. Unlike other RNAs, the intriguing strands do not appear to encode ...

– Case Western Reserve University

Scientific Reports; S10RR021228


Beaumont Researchers Invent New Mode of Proton Treatment for Lung Cancer

Beaumont’s proton therapy team presented research on a new treatment for patients with lung cancer at a recent ESTRO conference in Spain.

– Beaumont Health

Radiat Oncol. 2018 Feb 27;13(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s13014-018-0981-6.


Mayo Clinic的新发现有助于医生对卵巢癌,脑癌患者进行个体化治疗

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– Mayo Clinic


Study: Subsidized Payments May Help Foster Demand for HPV Vaccination in Hong Kong

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of new research suggesting that subsidized or part-payment from the Hong Kong government should be considered to help foster mothers’ willingness to pay for human papil...

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

Value in Health, May-2018


Christian Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor

Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics. Today, now a Navy linguist, he will continue his selfless journey of healing others as he takes the next steps on his path to become a m...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)


Biologists Find Mechanisms that Control Where Transcription Factors Bind

A team of biologists has determined how transcription factors, which guide gene regulation, function differently in embryonic development. The results help illuminate how cells acquire distinct functions as the embryo matures.

– New York University

Genes & Development


VA Health Care System Successfully Reduces “Rush to Treatment” Rates for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

Record numbers of American veterans diagnosed with non-aggressive prostate cancer are heeding the advice of international medical experts and opting out of immediate surgery or radiation to treat their cancer.

– NYU Langone Health

Journal of the American Medical Association


Scientists Find Missing Factor in Gene Activation

Scientists have unraveled a mystery on how genes are activated. Genes are blocked by structures known as nucleosomes, which package DNA. How do these roadblocks clear out to allow genes to turn on? Scientists have identified a key factor that unravel...

– University of California San Diego

Genes and Development; DK091183, R35 GM118060


Researchers Identify Method to Overcome False Positives in CT Imaging for Lung Cancer

A team of researchers including investigators from Mayo Clinic has identified a technology to address the problem of false positives in CT-based lung cancer screening.

– Mayo Clinic

PLOS One


Announcements


Stony Brook Medicine Adds Port Jefferson Pulmonary Practice to Community Network

Stony Brook Medicine welcomed New York Pulmonary Consultants into Stony Brook Community Medical , its expanding network of community practices and physicians. The group offers comprehensive and integrated pulmonary care in Port Jefferson and Riverhea...

– Stony Brook Medicine


$30m in Gifts to Establish Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at the University of Michigan

An incurable brain tumor took Chad Carr’s life when he was just 5 years old, but now his name will be synonymous with research to fight the lethal pediatric brain cancer.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Opens One of the Nation’s First Programs for Patients with Inherited Blood Cancer

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) recently opened the Hematologic Malignancy Genetics Clinic, which provides personalized risk assessment and follow-up care for adult patients and family members who may be at increased risk for developing hematolog...

– Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


National Comprehensive Cancer Network Begins Work on Guidelines to Improve Cancer Care in the Caribbean

National Comprehensive Cancer Network collaborates with the Caribbean Association for Oncology & Hematology to create NCCN Harmonized Guidelines for the Caribbean

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Blavatnik Family Foundation Provides $10 Million Gift to Mount Sinai to Support Mission of Advancing Women’s Health

Emily and Len Blavatnik, whose significant philanthropic giving through the Blavatnik Family Foundation focuses on scientific research, higher education, and the arts, have made a $10 million gift to the Mount Sinai Health System.

– Mount Sinai Health System


Case Western Reserve University, Lucid Diagnostics Sign License Agreement to Commercialize Fast, Accurate Barrett’s Esophagus Detector

Announcement of Case Western Reserve University and PAVmed signing a license agreement to commercialize EsoCheck technology which combines a non-invasive, cell-sampling device with highly accurate DNA biomarkers to detect Barrett's Esophagus. Univer...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


KU Medical Center Receives FDA Clearance to Proceed with Phase 1 Trial in Graft-versus-Host Disease Patients

The University of Kansas Medical Center announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared it to begin a first-in-human clinical trial of MSCTC-0010 in patients with de novo high-risk acute or steroid-refractory acute graft-versus...

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Cancer Research Institute Celebrates Sixth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June

Month-long awareness and education campaign in June highlighting breakthroughs in cancer treatment with immunotherapy and the urgent need for more research funding

– Cancer Research Institute


Higher Education Events


Polly’s Run Races Against Pancreatic Cancer

Polly’s Run, a fundraiser to support pancreatic cancer research, will take place Sunday, June 3, at Tiguex Park near Albuquerque’s Old Town. The event will feature a 5K run/walk that starts at 8:30 a.m. and a Kid’s K that starts at 9:30 a.m. Al...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Expert Pitch


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Study on the Efficacy of Homeopathic Treatment Traumeel on Inflammation

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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