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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 10-Jul-2018

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Study Finds Mutation Driving Deadlier Brain Tumors and Potential Therapy to Stop It

A poorly understood mutation in the brain cancer glioblastoma (GBM) is now being implicated for the first time as the driver of rare but deadlier cases of the disease, a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pe...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cancer Cell; 2T32CA009523-29A1; R01NS042645; U24CA189523; UL1TR001878; RO1NS080939

Embargo expired on 09-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Leukemia researchers discover genetic screening tool to predict healthy people at risk for developing AML

An international team of leukemia scientists has discovered how to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive and often deadly blood cancer.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Nature, July-2018

Embargo expired on 09-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Altitude Sickness Drug Appears to Slow Progression of Glioblastoma

A drug used to treat altitude sickness may help patients with glioblastoma, according to a study published July 4, 2018, in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Science Translational Medicine, July 4, 2018

Ludwig-Developed Candidate Cancer Drug May Be Effective Against Broader Class of Brain Cancers

A Ludwig Cancer Research study explains why a particular mutation in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a cell surface protein, results in more aggressive tumors and poorer overall survival of patients diagnosed with the brain cancer gliobl...

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Cancer Cell, Jul-2018

Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and wirelessly send the results in real time to an electronic device. The chip is at ...

– University of California San Diego

Advanced Materials, July-2018; R01DA024871; 4R01AG028709; 1P30 ES013508; 2016YFA0201200; 2016YFA0400900

Researchers Discover Llama-Derived Nanobody Can Be Used as Potential Therapy for Hard-to-Treat Diseases

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a nanobody that holds promise to advance targeted therapies for a number of neurological diseases and cancer.

– Case Western Reserve University

Nature Communications; NIH

Crystal Structure Reveals How Curcumin Impairs Cancer

Through x-ray crystallography and kinase-inhibitor specificity profiling, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Peking University and Zhejiang University, reveal that curcumin, a natur...

– University of California San Diego Health

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Colorectal Cancer Advocates to Summit Quandary Peak Near Breckenridge, Colorado on Monday, July 16

Over 80 colorectal cancer advocates will hike to Quandary Peak near Breckenridge, Colorado on Monday, July 16 to raise awareness.

– Fight Colorectal Cancer

New Model for Predicting Neuroblastoma Outcomes Incorporates Early Developmental Signals

Motivated by a desire to better understand the molecular circuitry underlying neuroblastoma and limitations of current methods for predicting disease progression and outcome, researchers from the Kulesa Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Resear...

– Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Biophysical Chemistry

Scientists Identify Body’s Microreactors for Innate Immunity

A DNA-sensing enzyme forms droplets that act as tiny bioreactors creating molecules to stimulate innate immunity – the body’s first response to infection, UT Southwestern researchers report.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


New Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Paper Highlights Research Into Certain Sunscreen Ingredients

An article published today in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reviews the available research into chemical ultraviolet filters found in U.S. sunscreens.

– American Academy of Dermatology

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Stem Cell Transplant Drug May Protect against Smoke-related COPD Symptoms

A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Test Results

University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity.

– University of Adelaide

Society of Endocrinology

A First Look at Interstitial Fluid Flow in the Brain

Past research has shown a link between interstitial fluid flow and an increased invasion rate of glioblastoma cells, and a team of biomedical researchers and electrical engineers recently developed a new method to measure and reconstruct interstitial...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

APL Bioengineering

Discovery of New Biomarker Could Provide Personalized Treatment Options for Bladder Cancer

Mount Sinai researchers use data science and genomics to help determine best treatment options for specific types of disease

– Mount Sinai Health System

Oncogene, July-2018

Viral Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors in Children Shows Promise

A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology


Loyola to Pursue NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

Loyola Medicine's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine are expanding their renowned cancer program to advance the pursuit of National Cancer Institute designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. ...

– Loyola University Health System

Penn’s Brian Capell, MD, PhD, Wins Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

Brian C. Capell, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a core faculty member of the Penn Epigenetics Institute, and a member of the Abramson Cancer Center, has been awarde...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Loyola Medicine, Palos Health First in Illinois To Offer MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy

The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park is the first center in Illinois – and only the fifth in the country – to offer a groundbreaking MRI-guided radiation therapy that targets tumors with millime...

– Loyola University Health System

New Treatment Option Available for Men Suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Physicians at UC San Diego Health are now offering prostate artery embolization as a new treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to surgery, with no hospi...

– University of California San Diego Health

Richard and Susan Rogel to Receive AACI’s First Champion for Cures Award

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) has established the Champion for Cures Award to recognize leaders in the effort to cure cancer. The inaugural award will be presented to Richard and Susan Rogel in recognition of their philanthropy...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)


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