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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 07-Aug-2018

Observing the Mechanism of Metastasis for the First Time

Metastasis is a leading contributor to many deaths related to cancer, but the exact mechanisms for how broken cellular function appears in cells far removed from a cancer’s primary tumor remain an area of ongoing research. Scientists at the Univers...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

APL Bioengineering

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

Research Identifies New Treatment Targets in Breast Cancer

- Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, have generated the first single cell resolution atlas of genes that control the formation of breast t...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Cell Reports

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


由Mayo Clinic领导的一个研究小组已经确认了与三阴性乳腺癌(triple-negative breast cancer)风险增加相关的特定基因。 他们的研究成果于今天发表在《国家癌症研究所杂志》(Journal of the National Ca...

– Mayo Clinic


Solid Tumors Targeted in New CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial

Seattle Children’s has opened a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory non-central nervous system EGFR-expressing solid tumors. In the phase 1 trial, STRIvE-01, cancer-fi...

– Seattle Children's Hospital

Mayo-Led Research Team Identifies Genes That Increase Risk for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A research team led by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a geneticist at Mayo Clinic, has identified specific genes associated with an increased risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer. Their research was published in the Journal of the National Cancer ...

– Mayo Clinic

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Embargo expired on 06-Aug-2018 at 20:00 ET

Comprehensive CAR T-cell therapy pediatric guidelines developed by MD Anderson in collaboration with the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators network

Almost one year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and t...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology

Embargo expired on 06-Aug-2018 at 10:00 ET

Equipo investigativo dirigido por Mayo Clinic identifica genes que aumentan riesgo para cáncer de mama triple negativo

Un equipo investigativo dirigido por el Dr. Fergus Couch, genetista de Mayo Clinic, identificó los genes específicos que se relacionan con mayor riesgo para cáncer de mama triple negativo. El estudio se publicó en la Revista del Instituto Naciona...

– Mayo Clinic

Revista del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer

Embargo expired on 06-Aug-2018 at 19:00 ET

Liquid Biopsy Could Ease the Way to Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

Researchers at UC Davis, Genentech and Foundation Medicine are the first to show that a blood-based test to assess tumor mutational burden (TMB) accurately identifies non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who could benefit from immunotherapies ...

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nature Medicine

Smart Wristband With Wireless Link to Smartphones Could Monitor Health, Environmental Exposures

Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. Their technology, which could be added to watch...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Microsystems & Nanoengineering; Rutgers Today

Reducing NOVA1 gene helps prevent tumor growth in most common type of lung cancer

Researchers have identified a gene that when inhibited or reduced, in turn, reduced or prevented human non-small cell lung cancer tumors from growing.

– University of Michigan


Tobacco Is Marketed More Heavily in Milwaukee’s Minority Neighborhoods, Study Finds

Tobacco products in Milwaukee are more aggressively marketed in stores in African-American and Latino neighborhoods than in white ones, according to a study led by a public health researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tobacco Regulatory Science

NUS and Harvard scientists develop novel drug that could potentially treat liver cancer more effectively

A research team led by scientists from the Cancer Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has developed a novel peptide drug called FFW that could potentially stop the development of hepatocellular carcinoma or primary liver ca...

– National University of Singapore

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States

Maintaining public trust in use of Big Data for health science

In a comment piece published today for The Lancet Oncology, the worlds premier cancer journal, a collaborative team of international researchers outlines the imperative for maintaining public trust in the use of health data for research.

– Queen's University Belfast

The Lancet Oncology

Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Inadequate for High-Risk Minorities

Data from a Chicago-based lung cancer screening program provides evidence that national lung cancer screening guidelines may be insufficient for individuals in underrepresented communities.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

JAMA Oncology

Blocking Digestive Hormone May Prevent Diet-Induced Pancreatic Cancer

A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic tumo...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Microscopic Imaging Pierces the “Black Box” of Cancer Bone Metastasis

Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have engineered a system allowing microscopic monitoring and imaging of cancer that has spread to the bone in mice so they can better understand and develop treatment for bone metastasis...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 01-Aug-2018 at 14:00 ET

After 60 Years, Scientists Uncover How Thalidomide Produced Birth Defects

More than 60 years after the drug thalidomide caused birth defects in thousands of children whose mothers took the drug while pregnant, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the d...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

eLife; NCI R01CA214608

Scientists Identify New Mechanisms Underlying Pediatric Kidney Cancer

Connecting two previously unrelated insights about the formation of pediatric kidney cancer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the means by which the cancer continues to grow, providing potential targets for more effective ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Genes and Development

Fred Hutch Tip Sheet: Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Patients; Nanoparticles Pave the Way for CAR T-cell Immunotherapy in Solid Tumors; Endometriosis and Childhood Abuse

This month's medical tip sheet from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center includes stories about acupuncture for breast cancer patients, nanoparticles that pave the way for CAR T-cell immunotherapy in solid tumors and the link between childhood abus...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Palliative Care: Another Level of Support in the Cancer Journey

With word this week that former PGA Tour golfer Jarrod Lyle is transitioning from treatment for acute myeloid leukemia to palliative care, one might wonder what that form of care entails. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more a...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

University of Chicago Medicine earns re-accreditation for high standards in cancer care

The University of Chicago Medicine has received another three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a voluntary program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

The Surge in Throat Cancer, Especially in Men

Humanpapilloma virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of certain types of throat cancer. Dr. Michael Moore, director of head and neck surgery at UC Davis and an HPV-related cancer expert, answers some tough questions about the trend and what can be don...

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– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Strengthens Editorial Focus on Original, Impactful Research into Cancer Care Delivery

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network introduces new Executive Editorial Board, reaches new heights for readership and impact rating thanks to expanding content, including new studies, panel insights, and NCCN Guidelines®

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Dana-Farber Launches Chinese-Language Website

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute launches a new Chinese-language website.

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

$100K Grant Fuels Research Efforts into Rare T-Cell Cancer

A one-year, $100,000 grant awarded to a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher from the Leukemia Research Foundation will support exploration into an aggressive blood cancer that impacts both children and adults – T-cell acute lymphoblas...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Women’s Heart Fund Raises Over $140,000 in Support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower

The Women’s Heart Fund raised over $140,000 in support of the Center for Survivorship and Wellness Care at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower last month. More than 220 people came out to the Bay Head Ya...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Role of Cell Group Behavior in Cancer Target of $1.9 Million Award

Researchers have thought that cancer begins when a single cell goes rogue in the body, then begins to grow and multiply. Now, they are investigating evidence of more damage when a group of cells breaks off from a colony and more follow, leading to la...

– Washington University in St. Louis

$250K Grant Awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Researchers

Rutgers researchers will benefit from a $250,000 grant from the Gillson Longenbaugh Foundation to help expand the team’s work on neural stem cell interactions and developing antibody therapeutics for cancer treatment.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

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Mobilizing the HPV vaccine

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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