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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 24-Jul-2018

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"Hijacked" Cell Response to Stress Reveals Promising Drug Targets for Blood Cancer

A signaling pathway that helps promote normal cell growth worsens a form of leukemia by taking control of another pathway better known for protecting cells from biological stress, a new study shows.

– NYU Langone Health

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Curing Breast Cancer but at What Cost? Patients Report Heavy Financial Toll

A new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center finds many breast cancer patients are concerned about the financial impact of their diagnosis and treatment, and that they feel their doctor’s offices are not helping ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Cancer; P01CA163233; P30CA46592

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 00:05 ET

Growing Brain Cancer in a Dish

For the first-time, researchers at IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences – develop organoids, that mimic the onset of brain cancer. This method not only sheds light on the complex biology of human brain tumo...

– Institute of Molecular Biotechnology

Bian et al., 2018, 'Genetically engineered cerebral organoids model brain tumor formation', Nature Methods;

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Patients with Right-Sided Colon Cancer Have Poorer Survival Rates than Those with Left-Sided Disease

Surgeons report that patients with tumors on the right side may benefit from greater lymph node harvest during their operations.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American College of Surgeons 2018 Quality and Safety Conference in Orlando, Fla., July 21-24, 2018.

Embargo expired on 23-Jul-2018 at 15:30 ET

Enabling Technology in Cell-Based Therapies: Scale-Up, Scale-Out or Program In-Place

Technologies that are reducing costs and changing the ways in which researchers and clinicians process and use therapeutic cells are showcased in the August 2018 special issue of SLAS Technology.

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

SLAS Technology

Antipsychotics Prove Effective in Killing Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells

Two current drugs used to treat psychosis and depression showed anti-cancer activity in mice by blocking the movement of cholesterol within drug-resistant cancer cells, according to Penn State Cancer Institute researchers.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

British Journal of Cancer

Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment Reduced to a Single Dose

Marilyn Gibson, 81, is part of a UT Southwestern Medical Center clinical trial testing a one-time, high-dose and highly focused radiation treatment called stereotactic radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Low/No Calorie Soft Drinks Improve Outcomes in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a team of investigators led by a Yale Cancer Center scientist has found. The study was published today in the journal...

– Yale Cancer Center


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

Replacing Conventional Cancer Treatment with Complementary Medicine Decreases Patient Survival

People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers from Yale Cancer Center and the ...

– Yale Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Analysis of Prostate Tumors Reveals Clues to Cancer’s Aggressiveness

Using genetic sequencing, scientists have revealed the complete DNA makeup of more than 100 aggressive prostate tumors, pinpointing important genetic errors these deadly tumors have in common. The study lays the foundation for finding new ways to tre...

– Washington University in St. Louis


Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Discovery of Kidney Cancer Driver Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Science, July 2018

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

Proteomics Studies on the Basic Biology of Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Listeriosis

Recent articles in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics investigate metabolic quirks of cancer cells, other roles for the enzyme that generates amyloid beta, and the action mechanism of a bacterial toxin.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)


Triple-negative breast cancer expert Dr. Priyanka Sharma discusses latest research and clinical trial efforts.

Expert Available

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Policy and Public Affairs

New Study in JNCCN Calls for Continued Aggressive Treatment for Breast Cancer in Women Under 40

New Study in JNCCN focuses on women under 40 with breast cancer finds that young women who are treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer but have residual tumor in either the breast or lymph nodes have higher chances of recurrence compared to those...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Jersey Shore University Medical Center Earns Dual Awards from The Joint Commission for Lung and Esophageal Cancer Programs

Hospital holds status as the only currently certified organization for esophageal cancer in the country, and the only medical center in NJ with lung cancer certification.

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Loyola Medicine Radiologist Wins Award for Best Clinical Research Paper

Loyola Medicine radiologist Jennifer Lim-Dunham, MD, and colleagues have received the Society for Pediatric Radiology's prestigious Walter E. Berdon Award for best clinical research paper appearing in the journal Pediatric Radiology in 2017.

– Loyola University Health System

$3M Grant Supports Rutgers Initiative to Study Tobacco 21 Laws

Rutgers researchers, with the aid of a new $3 million National Cancer Institute grant, will be studying the effectiveness of Tobacco 21 laws in the hopes of helping determine how tobacco control policies aimed at young people can be strengthened to i...

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 10:00 ET





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