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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 18-Sep-2018
 

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Solving the Gut Inflammation Puzzle

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an umbrella term for a number of gut disorders—including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease—remains a clinical challenge. Now, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), in c...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Cell Reports; P30CA030199; R35CA197465

Embargo expired on 18-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET


Thyroid Cancer 101

While thyroid cancers are common, they may not be as widely understood as other common cancers such as breast or prostate. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more about the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck and how cancer...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Scientists Reveal Way to Map Vast Unknown Territory of Long Non-coding RNA

Scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a powerful method for exploring the properties of mysterious molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), some of which have big roles in cancer and other serious ...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Nature Genetics

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


UCLA Researchers Develop Mechanism for Characterizing Function of Rare Tumor Cells

UCLA researchers have created a quick and effective mechanism to measure how these circulating tumor cells perform functions that drive cancer.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


New Benchmarking Tool for Measuring Development and Organization of Integrated Practice Units Published in JNCCN

Researchers from Netherlands Cancer Institute recommend qualitative and quantitative measurements that can lead to more successfully coordinated cancer care, finds need for better organization around the integration of care, according to article in S...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Enlarged Genotype-Phenotype Correlation for a Three-Base Pair Deletion in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

For people with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1, a three-base pair deletion in the NF1 gene has a mild phenotype, but the mutation causes complications that include non-optic brain tumors, mostly low-grade and asymptomatic, as well as c...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Genetics in Medicine


Ontario Women to Get PET Scans to Help Plan Treatment in Locally Advanced Cervix Cancer

An Ontario clinical study that shows adding PET imaging to conventional CT imaging to stage locally advanced cervix cancer can change treatment means newly diagnosed women in this province may also receive PET imaging.

– University Health Network (UHN)

JAMA Network Open, Sept-2018

Embargo expired on 14-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET


Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

During this Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares info on symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer.

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Cancer Drug and Antidepressants Provide Clues for Treating Fatal Brain-Eating Amoeba Infections

Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego have now identified three new molecular drug targets in Naegleria fowleri and a number of drugs that are able to inhibit the amoeba’s growth ...

– University of California San Diego Health

PLoS Pathogens

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2018 at 14:00 ET


Prostate Cancer Care for Older Men Estimated to Cost Medicare $1.2B

Researchers examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. They estimated that for men diagnosed in each of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the total cost for treating and screening...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

JAMA Oncology, Sept-2018

Embargo expired on 13-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET


Study of Breast Cancer Subtype among New Jersey Women Shows Disparities by Age, Race, and Hispanic-Origin

When it comes to breast cancer subtype in the Garden State, researchers from Rutgers University and the New Jersey State Cancer Registry find that non-Hispanic black women and women between the ages of 20 to 39 have higher rates of triple-negative di...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer Health Disparities, July-2018


Rush Clinical Trial Testing Vaccine for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer

Rush is testing whether a vaccine can help people’s own immune system slow the spread of glioblastomas, a deadly form of brain cancer.

– Rush University Medical Center


Prostate Cancer PSA Screening: Finding Clarity in Confusion

With recent changes in recommendations for PSA testing for prostate cancer, confusion may exist for those considering the screening. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares what one needs to know when discussing the topic with his doct...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


A Healthy Regimen for Patients with Cancer

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center dietitian, Juliana Gilenberg, RD, LDN, CNSC, shares tips for a healthy regimen for patients with cancer.

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– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Findings Could Improve Treatment for Challenging Acute Leukemia in Children

Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have made important discoveries that could lead to better treatment for a rare blood cancer in children that has feat...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Nature, Sept-2018

Embargo expired on 12-Sep-2018 at 13:00 ET


Toward an “Ultra-Personalized” Therapy for Melanoma

Prof. Yardena Samuels of the Weizmann Institute, working with a global team, has developed a way to target a patient's unique melanoma cells. The immunotherapy creates, in effect, a new drug for each person.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Cancer Discovery, Sept-2018


New Combination Treatment Targets Pre-Leukemia Stem Cells

Omacetaxine (to block protein synthesis) with venetoclax (to block oxidative phosphorylation), was highly effective against CD123+ leukemia stem cells.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Nature Communications


For women with genetic risk, twice-a-year MRI beats mammograms

Getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans twice a year instead of one annual mammogram is far more effective at detecting early breast cancers in young women with a high-risk genetic profile than mammograms alone, according to a research team ba...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Clinical Cancer Research


New Immunotherapy Approach Found in “Superagonist” Interleukin-15 Complex

A team led by Marc Ernstoff, MD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a drug complex containing IL-15 is both safe and well tolerated in patients with advanced solid tumors.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical Cancer Research


Policy and Public Affairs


NCCN Summit Explores How Current Health Policies Help and/or Hinder the Coordination of High-Quality Cancer Care Delivery in the U.S.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network convenes Policy Summit to address changing care paradigms, and the impact across the cancer care continuum

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Announcements


UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Each year, nearly 16,000 U.S. children and teens are diagnosed with cancer. But only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is earmarked to develop new treatments and cures for children battling this heartbreaking disease – an amount that is ...

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland


New Chief of Breast Surgery Named at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has named M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, as its new Chief of Breast Surgery. Dr. Blackwood, whose surgical expertise is in complex breast malignancies, is currently the Medical Director and Northern Regional Di...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


The Cancer Center at BIDMC Opens a Personalized Immunotherapy Cancer Vaccine Facility

The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) today announced the opening of the Randi and Brian Schwartz Family Cancer Immunotherapy and Cell Manipulation Facility. The state-of-the-art laboratory expands BIDMC’s research capac...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Case Western Reserve’s Dr. Lan Zhou Receives $2M NIH Grant to Study Colorectal Cancer Development

Lan Zhou, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study human colorectal ca...

– Case Western Reserve University

NIH; NCI


Tackle Kids Cancer Kicks Off Third Year of Eli’s Challenge

NY Giants Quarterback to Match $200,000 in Grassroots Fundraising to Support Tackle Kids Cancer

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Jordan M. Winter, MD, Appointed Chief of Surgical Oncology at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Director of Surgical Services at UH Seidman Cancer Center

Announcement of Jordan M. Winter, MD, being appointed Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Director of Surgical Services at UH Seidman Cancer Center. Dr. Winter comes to UH from Thomas Jeffe...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


U.S. Department of Defense Funds UIC Research on Prostate Cancer

A new three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense will fund University of Illinois at Chicago research on the gene SELENOF and its role in the development of prostate cancer among black men.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


NCCN and Lilly Support Quality Improvements for Gastric Cancer Care

NCCN Oncology Research Program puts out request for proposals (RFP) for innovative strategies to improve patient outcomes for people with gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancer. Letters of intent due October 24.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


Meaghan Stovel McKnight Joins The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation as Chief Operating Officer

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation announced today that Meaghan Stovel McKnight has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position within the Foundation.

– University Health Network (UHN)


Collaboration with Almoosa Specialist Hospital to bring UChicago Medicine’s clinical expertise to patients in Saudi Arabia

The University of Chicago Medicine and Almoosa Specialist Hospital, a private hospital in the Al-Ahsa region of Saudi Arabia offering comprehensive medical care, have signed a collaboration agreement.

– University of Chicago Medical Center


$37 Million CPRIT Support Includes Funds for Pediatric Cancer Database

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded more than $37 million to UT Southwestern for cancer research and prevention.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


SMHS Nets $20.3M Cancer Research Grant

A $20.3-million, five-year grant to the University of North Dakota could help counter high cancer rates in North and South Dakota.

– University of North Dakota


Cancer Survivor Advocates From Houston and San Antonio Win ASTRO Survivor Circle Awards

or only the second time, two cancer survivors were selected to receive the annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Survivor Circle Award. Susan Rafte, a Houston breast cancer survivor, will be honored at an award ceremony on October 23...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)


Expert Pitch


Do These Things Right Now to Help Prevent Cancer

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


#UAB Prostate cancer experts available to discuss symptoms & treatment for Prostate Health Awareness Month.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Pediatric Pulmonology Expert , Arnold Platzker, MD, is available to discuss the e-cigarette crackdown by the FDA and how the product can adversely effect children's health.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

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