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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 12-Jun-2018
 

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Newly-Approved Therapy Provides Improved Quality of Life for Patients with Advanced Metastatic Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors

Midgut neuroendocrine tumors are a rare type of cancer that develops in the small intestine and colon. Roughly 12,000 people are diagnosed with this disease each year. In January, the United Stated Food and Drug Administration approved Lutathera, a f...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

The Journal of Clinical Oncology


Researchers Map the Genome of Testicular Cancer

In a collaborative, multi-institution effort to map the genetic and genomic changes in cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Katherine Hoadley, PhD, analyzed 137 testicular germ cell tumors for potential mutations and other molecular changes. T...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Cell Reports, June-2018


Hundreds of Cancer Survivors Connect to Celebrate

Breast cancer survivor Lee Wolinsky was one of three guest speakers who shared their survival stories at Cedars-Sinai’s 32nd annual Cancer Survivors Day Luncheon. The June 8 event drew more than 400 cancer survivors and supporters who filled the sp...

– Cedars-Sinai


How to Use Stick and Spray Sunscreens

Sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form. Research suggests that daily sunscreen use — when used correctly — could significantly cut the incidence of melanoma. This is why dermatologists f...

– American Academy of Dermatology


MD Anderson Therapeutics Discovery team identifies and advances a drug that targets metabolic vulnerability and impairs cancer cell growth and survival

A drug discovered and advanced by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS) and the Center for Co-Clinical Trials (CCCT) inhibits a vital metabolic process required for cancer cells’ growth an...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2018 at 11:00 ET


PARP Inhibitor Improves Overall Response Rates in Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

In a randomized, Phase II trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, adding the PARP inhibitor veliparib to a standard chemotherapy agent improved overall response rates (ORR) in patients with small cell lung cance...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2018 at 16:00 ET


Researchers Identify Dozens of New Gene Changes That Point to Elevated Risk of Prostate Cancer in Men of European Descent

As the result of a six-year long research process, Fredrick R. Schumacher, PhD, a cancer epidemiology researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and an international team of more than 100 colleagues have identified 63 new genet...

– Case Western Reserve University

Nature Genetics; US National Cancer Institute; US Department of Defense; European Commission's Seventh Framework Program; Cancer Research UK; Canadian Institutes of Health...


Mozart, Meditation and a Yoga Mat: Oncologists Welcome Certain Integrative Therapies Into the Breast Cancer Treatment Mix

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. Today, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (AS...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology, June 11, 2018


Probing Why Cancer Outcomes Are Worse for Minority Kids

New research will focus on finding better treatments for minority children with high-risk cancer malignancies — a group whose outcomes and survival rates are worse than other pediatric patients.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


ORNL Launches Summit Supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory today unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Embargo expired on 08-Jun-2018 at 13:00 ET


A Change in Bacteria’s Genetic Code Holds Promise of Longer-Lasting Drugs

By altering the genetic code in bacteria, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have demonstrated a method to make therapeutic proteins more stable, an advance that would improve the drugs' effectiveness and convenience

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Nature Biotechnology; Journal of the American Chemical Society


UT Southwestern investigators identify missing link in kidney cancer prognosis

Normal cells located next to kidney cancer cells provide new clues about prognosis and survival rates, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Kidney Cancer Program report.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer Discovery


NCI Cancer Centers Unite to Get Rid of HPV Cancers

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the other 69 cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute to issue a statement urging increased vaccination for human papillomavirus.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 07-Jun-2018 at 05:00 ET


Machine Learning Helps Detect Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and...

– New York University

mHealth, May 2018; P60 MD000538-03; 1R01CA214085-01


New Drug Combination Shows Promise in Treating Ovarian Cancer

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have discovered a therapy combination that may be helpful in the treatment of certain types of ovarian cancer.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Gynecologic Oncology, June 2018


Mayo Clinic joins call for increased screening for HPV-related cancers

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joined 69 other National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in calling for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers. Participating centers issued a joint statement.

– Mayo Clinic


Investigadores de Mayo Clinic avanzan en elaboración de análisis de ADN para cáncer de hígado

Un grupo de investigadores de Mayo Clinic y Exact Sciences Corporation terminaron un estudio de fase II para comparar un conjunto de marcadores del ADN frente a la alfafetoproteína, como método para analizar el cáncer de hígado.

– Mayo Clinic


باحثو Mayo Clinic يقتربون من تطوير اختبار الحمض النووي لسرطان الكبد

...

– Mayo Clinic


Case Western Reserve Bioinformatics Expert Part of International “A” Team that Debuts Brain Cancer Atlas

It takes an “A” team to make headway against glioblastoma, a highly aggressive type of brain cancer. Glioblastoma is the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults. In addition to the caliber of the researchers involved, in this case “...

– Case Western Reserve University

Science; Allen Institute for Brain Science ; Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation


Mayo Clinic Researchers Take a Step Closer to Developing a DNA Test for Liver Cancer

A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Corporation have completed a phase II study comparing a set of DNA markers to alpha fetoprotein as a method to test for liver cancer. The researchers presented their findings today at the 201...

– Mayo Clinic

2018 Digestive Disease Week


Mayo Clinic的研究人员在开发肝癌DNA测试上更近了一步

来自Mayo Clinic和Exact Sciences Corporation的一组研究人员已经完成了一项II期研究,将一组DNA标记物作为一种检测肝癌(liver cancer)的方法与甲胎蛋白进行了比较。 研究人员在华盛顿特区举行的201...

– Mayo Clinic


Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic estão mais próximos de desenvolver um teste de DNA para o câncer de fígado

Um grupo de pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic e da Exact Sciences Corporation concluiu um estudo de fase II que realizou uma comparação entre um conjunto de marcadores de DNA e a alfafetoproteína como método para testar o câncer de fígado. Os pesqui...

– Mayo Clinic


Policy and Public Affairs


Moffitt Cancer Center Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers in the United States

TAMPA, Fla. – Nearly 80 million Americans – one out of every four people – are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). And of those millions, more than 31,000 will be diagnosed with an HPV-related cancer this year. Despite those staggering fi...

– Moffitt Cancer Center


AACI Joins Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Increased HPV Vaccination and Screening

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) supports a call to action by the nation’s 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to increase HPV vaccination and screening, with a goal of 80 percent of American young adult...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)


St. Jude partners with nation’s top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the United States

Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Partners with Nation's Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-Related Cancers in U.S.

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) joins with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to urge increased vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV) and screening to...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine


SBP Partners with Nation’s Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers in the United States

Sanford Burnham Prebys is one of 70 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. These institutions ...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


The University of Kansas Cancer Center is joining forces with the nation’s top cancer centers to advocate for more HPV vaccinations

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is joining forces with a host of the nation’s top cancer centers to focus the spotlight on eliminating human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in the United States.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

KUMC


Mayo Clinic se une al llamado para una mejor detección del cáncer relacionado con el VPH

El Centro Oncológico de Mayo Clinic se unió a otras 69 instituciones designadas como centros oncológicos por el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer en el llamado para incrementar la vacunación contra el virus del papiloma humano (VPH) y su detección,...

– Mayo Clinic


Announcements


CureWorks Collaborative Launches to Accelerate Development of Immunotherapy Treatments for Childhood Cancers, Increase Access to Clinical Trials

Seattle Children’s, with participating members Children’s National Health System, BC Children’s Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals dete...

– CureWorks

CureWorks

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2018 at 08:00 ET


Grant Funds Collaborative Project to Find New Treatments for Liver Cancer

Researchers with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine received a $3 million grant to use computational modeling and software to understand biological data, in combination with unique in vitro and ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Head of Allen Institute and Top Lyft Executive Join Fred Hutch Board of Trustees

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced the election of a new board of trustees chair, a new vice chair and two new members. Each brings additional expertise in finance, technology, bioscience and data science as the Hutch accelerates effort...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


$8.1 Million Grant Funds New Center to Research Highly Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a five-year, $8.1-million grant from the National Cancer Institute to serve as a research center in the institute’s prestigious Cancer Systems Biology Consortium for the study of small cell lung cancer.

– Vanderbilt University

RFA-CA-15-014


Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health Partners with Nation’s Other Top Cancer Centers to Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-related Cancers in the United States

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with c...

– NYU Langone Health


MD Anderson and nation’s top cancer centers partner to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers

Recognizing that vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low across the U.S., particularly in Texas, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center again has joined with the 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated c...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 07-Jun-2018 at 10:00 ET


MD Anderson announces 2018 Andrew Sabin Family Fellows

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named eight researchers to the third annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. As part of the Andrew Sabin Family Fellowship Program, each researcher will receive $100,000 in funding over two y...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 07-Jun-2018 at 11:00 ET


Virginia Governor Northam Visits Foundation to Discuss Global Impact of State’s Investment in Focused Ultrasound

On Tuesday, June 5, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam visited the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and met with the Foundation’s staff as well as with members of the Foundation’s Board and Council, and donors. Virginia House of Delegates Leader David ...

– Focused Ultrasound Foundation


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Understanding Cancer Heterogeneity Could Further Reduce Chemo Use, Says Expert

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

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