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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 02-Oct-2018
 

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Study Provides New Evidence of Role of Diet in Breast Health

The relationship between the gut microbiome and human health is widely accepted in the medical community. Now, new research shows that the breast gland also has a microbiome, and like the gut microbiome, it too can be affected by diet, according to...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Cell Reports, Oct. 2018

Embargo expired on 02-Oct-2018 at 11:00 ET


Computer Model May Help Scientists Split Up, Reassemble Proteins on Command

Splitting up and getting back together is always hard to do, but for proteins, it's almost impossible. However, a computer-guided algorithm may help scientists find just the right spot to split a protein and then reassemble it to functionality.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Nature Communications


Healthier Planet, Healthier People, and More Innovative Medical Science with Italian-American Researchers at Annual NIAF Convention

Foundation Awards Presented for Ethics and Creativity in Medical Research, and Societal Impact in Business & Biotechnology

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)


Busy caring for others, doctor misses signs he developed rare form of cancer

Runny noses are annoying and easy to dismiss. And that’s exactly why one doctor waited so long to seek medical attention. Now, he realizes that mistake could have cost him his eyesight, or even his life.

– Beaumont Health


4 common myths about breast cancer

UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses four myths regarding the most common cancer in U.S. women.

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


Mayo Researchers Develop New Genetics-Based Prognostic Tool for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a new genetics-based prognostic tool for myelodysplastic syndrome. Their findings are published in the October print issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Embargo expired on 01-Oct-2018 at 00:00 ET


Animal Study Suggests Deep Space Travel May Significantly Damage GI Function in Astronauts

Deep space bombardment by galactic cosmic radiation could significantly damage gastrointestinal tissue leading to long-term functional alterations, according to a study by investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center, which also raises conce...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

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Embargo expired on 01-Oct-2018 at 15:00 ET


New JACR Study Shows Dense Breast Reporting Laws Significantly Increase Breast Density Awareness, Conversations Between Women and Physicians on Screening

The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) and the nonprofits, Are You Dense, Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. today announced study results showing that dense breast reporting laws in the United States significantly increase breast...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

Journal of the American College of Radiology

Embargo expired on 01-Oct-2018 at 10:00 ET


Clinical trial results and radiation oncology research to be featured at ASTRO’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today the 10 top-rated studies that will be highlighted in the press program for the 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting. Researchers will present their findings in three news briefings held October...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

ASTRO’s Annual Meeting


Doctors Issue Caution over Missed Cancer Diagnoses Tied to Immune Disorder

Physicians who specialize in a devastating and aggressive immune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) report in a new study that extra care should be taken to ensure an HLH diagnosis doesn’t obscure possible underlying cancers. ...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Pediatric Blood & Cancer, Oct. 1, 2018


New Study Finds Nanoparticles Show Promise in Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A team led by Dr. Adam Friedman from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found nanoparticle technology shows promise in therapy for triple-negative breast cancer.

– George Washington University

Precision Nanomedicine


Laparoscopic Removal of Ovary for Fertility Preservation Found Safe in Girls as Young as 5 Months

In the first publication from the U.S. on surgical techniques and outcomes of single ovary removal for fertility preservation in girls, surgeons from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago report that the procedure caused no complicat...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Journal of Pediatric Surgery, July-2018


Case Western Reserve Scientists Develop New Method to More Efficiently Generate Brain Stem Cells

In two newly published papers, a scientific team at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports on the discovery and implementation of a new, more efficient method for generating an important brain stem cell in the laboratory. The find...

– Case Western Reserve University

Nature Communications; Stem Cell Reports; European Leukodystrophy Association; National Institutes of Health; New York Stem Cell Foundation; Research Institute for Children's Health...


Health-related quality of life overlooked in drug studies extending progression free survival of cancer patients

Given the increased use of progression-free survival as the primary outcome in new oncology drug trials, and uncertainty of overall survival, it remains possible that patients are receiving toxic and/or expensive treatments without experiencing impor...

– McMaster University

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine


Mayo团队开发出了基于基因的骨髓增生异常综合征预后工具

Mayo Clinic的研究人员开发了一种新的基于遗传学的骨髓增生异常综合征(myelodysplastic syndrome,MDS)预后工具。 他们的研究结果发表在10月份的Mayo Clinic Proceedings杂志的印刷版上。

– Mayo Clinic


Equipe da Mayo desenvolve ferramenta de prognóstico com base em genes para síndromes mielodisplásticas

Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic desenvolveram uma nova ferramenta de prognóstico com base em genética para a síndrome mielodisplástica (MDS). As descobertas da equipe foram publicadas na edição de outubro da Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings


فريق Mayo Clinic يطور أداة جديدة للتكهن بمتلازمات خلل التنسج النقوي بالاعتماد على الجينات

روتشستر، مينيسوتا – طوّر الباحثون لدى Mayo Clinic أداة تكهنية جديدة تعتمد على الجينات للتكهن بمتلازمات خلل التنسج النقوي (MDS). ومن المقرر أن تن...

– Mayo Clinic


Thyroid Cancer Presentations at American Thyroid Association: 88th Annual Meeting

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) will hold its 88th Annual Meeting on October 3‒7, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. In addition to the major speeches and awards, a variety of smaller presentations will be accessible to attende...

– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Association’s 88th Annual Meeting


Disorders of Thyroid Function Presentations at American Thyroid Association: 88th Annual Meeting

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) will hold its 88th Annual Meeting on October 3‒7, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. In addition to the major speeches and awards, a variety of smaller presentations will be accessible to attende...

– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Association’s 88th Annual Meeting


2018 Lewis E. Braverman Distinguished Award to Be Presented to R. Michael Tuttle, MD

The Braverman Distinguished Award is presented annually to an individual who: demonstrates excellence and passion for mentoring fellows, students, and junior faculty; has a long history of productive thyroid research; and is devoted to the ATA. The A...

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– American Thyroid Association

American Thyroid Association’s 88th Annual Meeting


Cancer Hijacks the Microbiome to Glut Itself on Glucose

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Cancer Cell shows that leukemia undercuts the ability of normal cells to consume glucose, thus leaving more glucose available to feed its own growth.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Cancer Cell


Moffitt Researchers Use New Technique to Identify a Novel Drug Combination for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. About 85 percent of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer. For a handful of these patients, therapies that target specific genetic mutations are effective. But for the majori...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Sept-2018


BIDMC Research Brief Digest: September 2018

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Vaccine, Anti-PD1 Drug Show Promise Against Incurable HPV-Related Cancers

A tumor-specific vaccine combined with an immune checkpoint inhibitor shrank tumors in one third of patients with incurable cancer related to the human papilloma virus (HPV) in a phase II clinical trial led by investigators at The University of Texas...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2018 at 11:00 ET


To Fight Kentucky’s Biggest Cancer Killer, Markey Researchers Think Small

In a study published in the Journal of Controlled Release, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers used nanoparticles to deliver powerful chemotherapy drugs directly to lungs affected by metastatic disease while avoiding toxicity else...

– University of Kentucky

Journal of Controlled Release


Analysis assesses current end-of-life care treatment for stem-cell transplant patients

For many cancer patients, high-intensity treatments such as intubation and ICU admission are administered during their end-of-life care, but little is known about whether that care is in line with a patient’s wishes and treatment goals.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Clinical Oncology


Targeting Multiple Members of a Family of Tumor Antigens with a Synthetic DNA Vaccine Shows Promise for Cancer Immunotherapy

Wistar scientists have implemented a novel structurally designed synthetic DNA vaccine to simultaneously target multiple members of a family of proteins that are specifically overexpressed in several types of cancer.

– Wistar Institute

Clinical Cancer Research


HPV Vaccination Can Play Critical Role in Global Prevention of Cervical and Genital Cancers

In low-resource countries without well-developed screening programs, expanding access to human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination is the best means of preventing cervical cancer and other diseases caused by HPV infection, according to an editorial in ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease


Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients See Improved Survival with Durvalumab

Non-small cell lung cancer patients survive longer when their treatment includes durvalumab following platinum-based chemoradiotherapy, according to research led by Moffitt Cancer Center. New clinical trial data published this week in The New England...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

New England Journal of Medicine, Sept-2018


Loyola to Become First Chicago Centerto Produce Cancer-Fighting CAR-T Cells

Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine have announced plans to become the first Chicago center to produce cancer-fighting CAR-T cells to treat leukemia and lymphoma. Loyola plans to produce a more purified CAR-T cell that could reduce toxicit...

– Loyola University Health System


October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Experts Offer Tips on Early Detection, Screening, Understanding Risks, and Personalized Treatment Options

– Mount Sinai Health System


T Cells in the Urine of Bladder Cancer Patients Reflect Tumor Environment

Scientists in the UK have shown for the first time that immune cells in the urine of bladder cancer patients accurately reflect those in the tumor environment, according to the study “Urine-derived lymphocytes as a non-invasive measure of the bladd...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Experimental Medicine; C36463/A22246; C36463/A20764; 167097; C416/A18088; C33499/A20265; 08022/P4664


Breast Cancer Research Tip Sheet

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is committed to reducing breast cancer incidence and death by identifying risk factors for the disease, developing new methods of detecting it and helping to predict health outcomes based on a woman’s genetics...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Indiana University Study: Restricting Protein From Diets May Improve Response to Immunotherapy

Restricting protein from a cancer patient’s diet may enhance the response to immunotherapy, according to an Indiana University cancer physician researcher.

– Indiana University

Clinical Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research


Scientists Look Directly Inside Tumor Cells of Glioblastoma Patients to Uncover Specific Protein as an Important Regulator of Tumor Migration

Mount Sinai study has important implications for treatment of the most common and devastating brain tumor

– Mount Sinai Health System

Embargo expired on 01-Sep-2018 at 05:00 ET


Policy and Public Affairs


Nelson Lung Cancer Screening Study Confirms NLST Results - Widespread Testing is Vital

The Nelson Study, presented at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, showed that lung cancer screening in high-risk patients reduced lung cancer deaths by up to 44%. Wider screening is needed. Doctors must prescribe these exams. Medicare reimbur...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


Announcements


Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute Awards Research Fellowships

Working on laser-guided flying vehicles. Developing a deeper analysis of cancer cells. Deploying data-science algorithms to save endangered mangroves. Today the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego launched a new program to fund 27 un...

– University of California San Diego


Mayo Clinic researchers receive Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant for liver and biliary cancer from the National Cancer Institute

A team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $11.5-million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in liver and biliary tract cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

– Mayo Clinic


Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life and Liberty at 10th Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event at MetLife Stadium

Hackensack Meridian Health John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for cancer, hosted its tenth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium. The event celebrates surv...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


National Comprehensive Cancer Network Moves Global Headquarters to Plymouth Meeting, PA

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) moves into new global headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, PA, in the Greater Philadelphia area, less than three hour's drive from Washington, D.C., New York City, and Princeton, NJ.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2018 at 08:00 ET


Houston Methodist Adds Depth to Cancer Biology, Surgical Oncology, and Cancer Prevention and Control Programs

Houston Methodist Cancer Center has expanded its basic cancer research program, cancer prevention and control efforts, and surgical oncology services with the addition of two national recruits.

– Houston Methodist


UCI researchers awarded $3.4M NIH “Cancer Moonshot” grant to study potential breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy

UCI School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $3.4 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as part of the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot initiative. The funding will support efforts to provide proof of principal data for an entirel...

– University of California, Irvine

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World Health Organization, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital collaborate against childhood cancer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today announced a five-year collaboration with World Health Organization aimed at transforming cancer care worldwide to cure at least 60 percent of children with six of the most common types of cancer by 2030. ...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Moffitt Researcher Awarded World Molecular Imaging Society Gold Medal

Robert Gillies, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cancer Physiology and vice chair of Radiology Research at Moffitt Cancer Center, was awarded the World Molecular Imaging Society’s highest honor. The 2018 Gold Medal Award recognizes his contributio...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Nature Communications


Recognized Cancer Biology Researcher Rong Li to Chair GW Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

Rong Li, PhD, will serve as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

– George Washington University


Governor Cuomo Announces First-Ever Biotech Venture Between U.S. and Cuba to Research and Develop New Cancer Treatments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Buffalo-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has formed the Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance S.A., the first-ever biotech venture between the U.S. and Cuba.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Experts from K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital and Former NY Giants Stephen Baker to Tackle Kids Cancer at iPlay America

Hackensack Meridian Health K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to host an event dedicated to pediatric cancer research and programs on September 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tackle Kids Cancer will take place at ...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Genevieve V. Foley as the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has presented Genevieve Foley, MSN RN with the 2018 Dr. Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award. Foley’s achievement was officially announced at the 42nd APHON...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)


Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Marilyn Hockenberry as the winner of the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD RN PPCNP-BC FAAN with the 2018 Dr. Nancy E. Kline Mentoring Award. Hockenberry’s achievement was formally announced at ...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)


Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Kaye Schmidt as winner of the 2018 Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded this year’s Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award to Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPHON®. Schmidt was presented with this award at the 42nd Annual AP...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)


APHON Announces the 2018 Membership Award Winners at its 42nd Annual Conference

Chicago (Sep. 25, 2018) The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) announced the recipients of the 2018 APHON Membership Awards at its 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit, held September 13-15 in Savannah, GA. APHON Membership Awa...

– Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)


Roswell Park Awarded More Than $6 Million in Moonshot Funds to Lead New Data Management Resource

Through a grant award provided by the Cancer MoonshotSM, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will support and advance some of the nation’s most ambitious cancer research projects.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Marketplace


TRIUMF and CNL Form Strategic Partnership to Enable Ground-Breaking Cancer Treatment

TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, are pleased to announce that they have agreed to pursue a strategic partnership around the comme...

– TRIUMF


Expert Pitch


Nobel Prize-winning Science is Key to New Treatments for Cancer

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center


Women, Society and Breast Cancer: director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center @UCSDHealth on making informed choices

– University of California San Diego Health


UD Experts Offer Insights for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

– University of Delaware

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