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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 26-Jun-2018

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Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea Traced to Immune Cells

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that immune cells called macrophages can trigger smooth muscle contractions in the intestinal tract, independent of nerve cells.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Immunity 49, July 17, 2018

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2018 at 11:00 ET

Scientists Discover a New Mechanism That Prevents the Proliferation of Cancer Cells

Université de Montréal researchers find that disrupting the composition of ribosomes stops tumour cells from multiplying.

– Universite de Montreal

Nature Cell Biology, June 25, 2018

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2018 at 11:00 ET

Researchers Find Prostate Cancer Drug Byproduct Can Fuel Cancer Cells

A genetic anomaly in certain men with prostate cancer may impact their response to common drugs used to treat the disease, according to new research at Cleveland Clinic. The findings may provide important information for identifying which patients po...

– Cleveland Clinic

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2018 at 16:00 ET

Lethal Prostate Cancer Treatment May Benefit from Combination Immunotherapy

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy (BKI) released a study investigating the use of combination checkpoint immunotherapy in the treatment of a lethal form of advanced prost...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Oncotarget; P30 CA006973 and R01 CA185297, W81XWH-13-PCRP-CCA, W81XWH-15-2-0050, R01 CA121113

“Substantial portion” of childhood cancer survivors not concerned about their future health

A research team led by a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital epidemiologist has conducted the largest analysis to date of how adult survivors of childhood cancer view their health risk. The scientists found that a surprisingly high number of surv...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cancer, June 2018

5 Things to Know Before You Take a Home DNA Test

CSU experts in genealogy and genetics say knowledge can be power, if used wisely.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Caring for Your Heart During Cancer Treatment

Mrs. Goins is seeing a cardiologist as part of her cancer treatment because anthracyclines, a class of chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer patients, can weaken the heart and lead to congestive heart failure years down the road in some pati...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Repurposing Promising Cancer Drugs May Lead to a New Approach to Treating TB

Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB).

– Texas Biomedical Research Institute

PLOS Pathogens; T32HL007946; AI059639; AI052458; 1-T32-AI-112542

‘Best Ideas’ to Come to Baltimore for Fifth Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

The fifth annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference invites participants from around the world to discuss ongoing research, showcase new ideas from young scientists, and bring together advocates who are working with metastatic breast cancer patients...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

fifth annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Five Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

Experts at Yale Cancer Center say unless you take the right precautions, sun exposure (even if you don't get scorched) can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer.

Expert Available

– Yale Cancer Center

Dying Cancer Cells Make Remaining Glioblastoma Cells More Aggressive and Therapy-Resistant

A surprising event promotes global changes in glioblastoma. Dying, apoptotic cancer cells release extracellular vesicles that carry components to alter RNA splicing in the recipient glioblastoma cells, and this increases their aggressiveness, motilit...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cancer Cell; NS083767; NS087913; CA183991 ; CA201402; 16-04-01414; 16-04-01209 ; 17-29-06056; 17-75-20205 ; 16-14-10335; SP-4811.2018.4...

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 11:00 ET

Scientists Discover New Gene Expression Mechanism with Possible Role in Human Disease

University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers have discovered that a protein called Spt6 facilitates RNA degradation so that cells have just the right amount of RNA for the creation of proteins, a key component to human health and the a...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Molecular Cell

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 11:00 ET

New Study in JNCCN Raises Questions about Resource Availability at Hospitals on Weekends and Holidays

In new study in JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Netherlands-based researchers found emergency colon cancer surgery was more likely to lead to complications if performed on a weekend, rather than a weekday.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Embargo expired on 21-Jun-2018 at 08:05 ET

إكتشفت Mayo Clinic أن الطفرات الجينيّة ترتبط بسرطان البنكرياس وتستدعي إجراء اختبارات موسعة


– Mayo Clinic


Scripps Research study provides new clues to improving chemotherapies

The microbiome may harbor a gene for drug resistance

– Scripps Research Institute

Cell Chemical Biology, June 2018; GM098248; GM109456; GM121060; GM094585; CA078747; GM115575 ; CA204484; DE-AC02-06CH11357

Mayo Clinic的研究人员发现了一种潜在的可以早期诊断胰腺癌的方法

据Mayo Clinic研究人员发表在《胃肠病学杂志》 (Gastroenterology)上的研究结果,被诊断为胰腺癌(pancreatic cancer)的患者在癌症诊断前长达三年的时间里会有血糖升高。

– Mayo Clinic


Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic identificam um método que pode diagnosticar câncer pancreático precocemente

Pacientes diagnosticados com câncer pancreático podem desenvolver níveis elevados de glicose até três anos antes do diagnóstico do câncer, segundo os resultados de um estudo realizado por pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic e publicado no periódico ...

– Mayo Clinic


Light-Based, 15-Second Scan Aims to Replace Painful Mammograms

Up to 50% of women skip potentially life-saving mammograms often because they can cause extreme discomfort. Now researchers have developed a painless, light-based, non-radioactive, 15-second procedure that could revolutionize breast cancer screening ...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nat Comm, June-2018; EB016986; EB016963

Investigadores de Mayo identifican método para diagnosticar cáncer de páncreas en pacientes con diabetes incipiente

En los pacientes diagnosticados con cáncer de páncreas, la glucosa sanguínea puede estar elevada hasta tres años antes del diagnóstico de cáncer, muestran los resultados de un estudio realizado por investigadores de Mayo Clinic y publicado en l...

– Mayo Clinic


Protein Data Bank at Rutgers Benefits Global Health, Science, Economy

When Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with end-stage metastatic melanoma in 2015, he began taking a drug developed in part using 3D molecular data. Insights like these into drug discovery and other fields of scientific research are possible using the 140,0...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

“This Career Move Saved My Life”

Valerie Powell credits her career shift from marketing to medicine as the turning point that saved her life.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Journey of Actinium-225: How Scientists Discovered a New Way to Produce a Rare Medical Radioisotope

Actinium-225 is a promising isotope for cancer treatment. Only a few places in the world can produce an extremely limited supply of it. Recently, researchers at the Department of Energy’s national laboratories have collaborated to use particle acce...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Researchers improve screening rates for state’s second-deadliest cancer

West Virginia University researchers are working to improve screening rates for the state, which has one of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer and one of the lowest screening rates in the nation.

– West Virginia University

Home Monitor Detects Dangerous Drop in White Blood Cells

Bioengineers have developed a portable, non-invasive monitor that can determine, in one minute and without drawing blood, whether chemotherapy patients have a reduced number of white blood cells that could lead to infections.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Sci Reports, Mar-2018; EB015403

Risks, Outcomes Differ Depending on Breast Reconstructive Surgery Type

In a new study of breast cancer patients who had breast reconstruction, researchers examine complications across the different types of surgeries. For many women facing treatment for breast cancer, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a quality ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Surgery, June-2018; JAMA Surgery, June-2018; R01CA152192

Mayo Clinic发现与胰腺癌相关的基因突变,并呼吁扩大检测范围

根据6月19日在《美国医学会杂志》(JAMA.)上发表的一项Mayo Clinic的研究报告,六个基因含有可能在家系中传递的突变,这大大增加了一个人患pancreatic cancer的风险。 然而,由于研究人员在没...

– Mayo Clinic


Mayo Researchers Identify Method to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer in Patients with Early Onset Diabetes

Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published the journal Gastroenterology.

– Mayo Clinic


A Mayo Clinic descobre mutações genéticas associadas ao câncer de pâncreas e reivindica testes aprofundados

Seis genes contêm mutações que podem ser transmitidas entre familiares, o que aumenta substancialmente o risco de uma pessoa ter câncer de pâncreas, de acordo com a pesquisa da Mayo Clinic publicada na edição de 19 de junho da JAMA. Contudo, c...

– Mayo Clinic


News from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

In recent articles in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, scientists optimize experimental design for understanding potential chemotherapeutic agents, delve into crop responses to salt-water stress, and present a better way to ensure consistency in long...

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics; Molecular & Cellular Proteomics; Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

Helping Pediatric Cancer Survivors Better Understand Late Effects from Treatment

Cardiac late effects will be the focus of an upcoming ‘Survivors Family Education Night’ hosted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Supported by a grant from the National Children’s Cancer Society, the event targets pediatric cancer sur...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Add checking your skin to summer plans

Summer is an especially good time to check for signs of skin cancer.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Risk of Death or Developing Cancer Is Lowest in Light Alcohol Drinkers

A new study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann, researcher from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, co...

– Queen's University Belfast

PLOS Medicine

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2018 at 14:00 ET

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention

A lifestyle intervention could fully normalize these four unhealthy behaviors, which put people at risk of developing heart disease and common cancers, including breast, colon and prostate.

– Northwestern University

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Floppy Eyelids May Be Sign of Sleep Apnea, Loyola Study Finds

A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. The study found that 53 percent of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery.

– Loyola University Health System

The Ocular Surface

Mayo Clinic descubre mutación genética vinculada a cáncer de páncreas y solicita ampliar los exámenes

Seis genes contienen mutaciones que pueden transmitirse dentro de una familia y eso aumenta considerablemente el riesgo personal para cáncer de páncreas, anuncia un estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado en la edición del 19 de junio de la revista JAMA....

– Mayo Clinic

If Only…

The American Cancer Society's recent recommendations for changing the colorectal cancer screening age to 45 from age 50 had significant meaning for a Magnolia, Texas woman.

Expert Available

– Houston Methodist

Policy and Public Affairs

NCCN Convenes Summit on Providing High-Quality Cancer Care in an Evolving Policy and Tech Landscape

NCCN convenes summit on providing high-quality cancer care in an evolving policy and tech landscape, featuring FDA Chairman Scott Gottlieb, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Survivors Caucus, Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier and Ted Poe, and new data on the ...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Radiation oncologists urge Congress to protect patient access to cancer care

Radiation oncologists from across the United States will visit Capitol Hill tomorrow to urge Congress to support policies that safeguard cancer patients’ access to high-quality, high-value health care. The doctors will meet with Congressional leade...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

15th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day


Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Earns Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted a three-year accreditation and its highest honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award, to the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

NewYork-Presbyterian Among Nation’s Best in Every Specialty Featured in U.S. News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” Survey

For the 12th year in a row, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ranks in more pediatric specialties than any other New York metro area hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The 2018-19 rankings are published online tod...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 26-Jun-2018 at 00:05 ET

GW Launches New Summer Cancer Research Program for Undergraduate Students

The GW School of Medicine and health Sciences and GW Cancer Center have launched a new summer program advancing cancer research through enhancing diversity in the field. The program is open to undergraduate students and is called the GW Summer Progra...

– George Washington University

SBP researchers awarded 2018 Padres Pedal the Cause grants

SBP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded four Padres Pedal the Cause (PPTC) collaborative grants with UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The projects funded include research to help understand cancer and find novel therapies that exploit its vulne...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Defying Gravity: FSU Professor’s Work to Be Conducted at International Space Station

A Florida State University professor’s latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the International Space Station begin working with FSU on what’s called a chemical garden.

– Florida State University

Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Expand at the GW Cancer Center

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to welcome a team of internationally-recognized experts who together will lead the expanded Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Program.

– George Washington University

Houston Methodist receives additional $6 million Occidental Petroleum donation to enhance community patient care

A Houston Methodist program that provides specialty patient care to uninsured and underserved patients received another multi-million dollar gift from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

– Houston Methodist

Cancer survivor/researcher receives NIH grant to reduce cancer treatment side effects

Michigan scientist receives prestigious NIH grant to study and ideally develop new treatment and screening tests for radiation cystitis, a painful side effect that can occur as a result of cancer treatment.

– Beaumont Health


AbbVie and Calibr announce collaboration for next generation T-cell therapies

Collaboration will focus on switchable CAR-T therapies aimed primarily at solid tumors.

– Scripps Research Institute


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