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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 21-Aug-2018
 

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Research Informs New National Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendation

A comprehensive analysis of eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening by researchers from UC Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest has found that while Pap smears are still highly effective for detecting pre-cancerous...

– UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

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


Annual Pap Test a ‘Thing of the Past?’

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 recommendations for cervical cancer screening with one important addition. This is the first time they are recommending a method of cervical cancer screening that does not include the Pap t...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of the American Medical Association

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


Compound Discovered at Sanford Burnham Prebys Advances Into Phase 1 Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

A compound discovered at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has advanced into a Phase 1 trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer. Called CEND-1 (scientifically known as iRGD), the compound was exclusively licensed in 2015 to a pri...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


Children with Brain Tumors Who Undergo Radiation Therapy Are Less Likely to Recall Recent Personal Events than to Remember Happenings from Before Treatment

Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of events they experienced after radiation than to remember pre-treatment happenings, according to a study comparing them to children ...

– Baylor University

Journal of Neuroscience

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2018 at 13:05 ET


Helping surgical patients taper off opioids safely and successfully

A unique pain program is helping complex surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively, while offering alternative ways to cope with their pain and improve how they function.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Canadian Journal of Pain, Aug-2018


NYU Langone’s Blood & Marrow Transplant Program Expands Services

NYU Langone’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program expands services and receives accreditation for adult allogeneic transplants.

– NYU Langone Health


Better Access to Quality Cancer Care May Reduce Rural and Urban Disparities

When enrolled in a cancer clinical trial, the differences in survival rates between rural and urban patients are significantly reduced, SWOG study results show.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 17-Aug-2018 at 11:00 ET


Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates Make Their Case in Cancer Research Journal

Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates (GBCA), a volunteer group of survivors and other advocates who support and promote cancer research at Georgetown University, have published an article that underscores ways in which both the scientific and advocacy ...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

1P30-CA- 51008

Embargo expired on 17-Aug-2018 at 09:00 ET


Like Shark Attack and the Lottery, Unconscious Bias Influences Cancer Screening

Doctors with personal experience of cancer are more likely to act against established guidelines to recommend that low-risk women receive ovarian cancer screening.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Journal of Women's Health; U48DP001911


Scalp Cooling Treatment Reduces Risk of Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Loyola Medicine is offering cancer patients a treatment that reduces the risk of hair loss by cooling the scalp. During chemotherapy sessions, the patient wears a silicone cooling cap. The cap contains a circulating coolant that reduces the temperatu...

– Loyola University Health System


Discovery May Help Provide Clues for Fighting and Treating HPV

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have filled in a key gap in understanding the unusual route by which the Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects cells.

– Yale Cancer Center

Cell

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


NUS researchers uncover a bidirectional regulator and shed light on A-to-I RNA editing in cancer cells

An in-depth study on the regulation of adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore found that a protein, known as DHX9, acts as a bidirectional regula...

– National University of Singapore


Lowering pH Inside Cells May Put the Brakes on Cancer Growth

A new study focusing on the environment inside cancer cells may lead to new targeted treatment strategies. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Maryland and the Institute for Research in Biomedici...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Nature Communications


Blood Test Could Detect Kidney Cancer Up to Five Years Prior to Clinical Diagnosis

A team of investigators led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) medical oncologist Rupal Bhatt, MD, PhD, has demonstrated that a molecule called KIM-1, a protein present in the blood of some patients with renal cell carcinoma is present a...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Clinical Cancer Research; R01 CA196996; P50 CA101942-12


PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers and BRCA mutations

In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2018 at 17:00 ET


NUS study: RUNX proteins act as regulators in DNA repair

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins are integral to efficient DNA repair via the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway.

– National University of Singapore

Cell Reports


Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers Build a New Model of Genetically Engineered Immune Cells That May Combat Solid Tumors in the Future

Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announced that they have built a new model of genetically engineered immune cells in mice that may allow them to fight solid tumors.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nature Biotechnology


Study Seeks Path for Drugs to Reach Brain Tumors

The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain’s security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate the flow of substances into and out of it.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore


Removing the Most Common p53 Mutation in Colorectal Cancer Halts Disease Progression

By genetically manipulating and removing the most common mutant form of the p53 gene that promotes colorectal cancer in humans, an international team of scientists demonstrated that this therapy reduces tumor growth and tissue invasion.

– Stony Brook University

Cancer Cell


Byproducts of ‘Junk DNA’ Implicated in Cancer Spread

Biologists have revealed that enhancer RNAs play a significant role in cancer dissemination. The researchers found that eRNAs have a direct role in the activation of genes that are important for tumor development. This role is facilitated by the abil...

– University of California San Diego

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, Aug-2018


Local High School Students Explore Diverse Healthcare Field at Roswell Park

y-two local high school students participated in a unique career development program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center this summer. The Buffalo Healthcare Exploration (BHE) program

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Announcements


Endocrine Society Congratulates Early Investigators Award Winners

The Endocrine Society has selected five new recipients for its Early Investigators Awards.

– Endocrine Society


Konica Minolta Again Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer Supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced they will again support Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hac...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Konica Minolta Again Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer Supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced they will again support Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensac...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Two for One

Neuroendocrine cancer is rare and hard to diagnose – and it can be difficult to treat and to survive. To help make more accurate diagnoses more quickly, the UNM Department of Radiology recently started using a new, injectable imaging agent to pinpo...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Reaffirming its Role as a Statewide Resource, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is Redesignated as the State’s Only Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only Comprehensive Cancer Center as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has successfully renewed this designation.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Fred Hutch Wins $1.26 Million Grant to Boost Science and Education Efforts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced it received a five year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), worth $1.26 million.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Penn Medicine’s Carl June Receives 2018 Albany Prize

Carl June, MD, a gene therapy pioneer at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Marketplace


RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System Launch Oncofertility Program

Empowers cancer patients by increasing awareness of and access to fertility preservation options

– Mount Sinai Health System


Expert Pitch


UPMC Pathology Expert Available to Discuss Importance of Pap Smears in Addition to HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh


Aretha Franklin's Death Raises Awareness Around Endocrine Cancer, Treatment Options

– Endocrine Society


Aretha Franklin’s Death Puts Spotlight on Pancreatic Cancer

– Northwestern University

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