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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 22-Jan-2019

ACG and Wolters Kluwer Embark on New Publishing Partnership

The American College of Gastroenterology is pleased to announce publication of the first issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology under the College’s new partnership with Wolters Kluwer, who now publishes all three of ACG’s scientific jo...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Energizing the Immune System to Eat Cancer

Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they’ve identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Immunology; R01 CA197916; R03 HD092630; F30 CA196124

Embargo expired on 21-Jan-2019 at 11:00 ET

Heating Up Cold Tumors

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a cellular mechanism by which melanomas that fail to respond to checkpoint blockade may be made susceptible to such immunotherapies. Led by Ping-Chih Ho of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for C...

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Nature Immunology, Jan-2019

Molecular profiling could catch lung cancer early and lead to new treatments

The world's first genetic sequencing of precancerous lung lesions could pave the way for very early detection and new treatments, reports a new study led by UCL researchers.

– University College London

Nature Medicine

Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CA...

– Wiley


Liver cancer patients can be treated for Hep C infection

A large, multi-center study refutes earlier suggestions that antiviral drugs for treating hepatitis C may lead to a higher recurrence of liver cancer.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Molecular Machinery That Makes Potent Antibiotic Revealed After Decades of Research

The 3D structure of McbBCD, an enzyme (protein) that makes the potent antibiotic microcin B17 from a smaller protein known as a peptide, as revealed by X-ray crystallography. The red spheres show chemical "cycles" formed by the enzyme that are requir...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Molecular Cell; Rutgers Today

World Trade Center Responders at Increased Risk for Head and Neck Cancers, Rutgers Study Finds

A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and t...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

International Journal of Cancer

Whole Genome Sequencing Method May Speed Personalized Treatment Of Drug-Resistant Infections

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that rapid resistance gene sequencing technology can accurately speed the identification of specific antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains that sicken and kill some patients. A rep...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; K23-AI127935, R01-HG009190, R01-HG006677, R21-AI130608

New Pathology Guideline Advances Accuracy in Breast Cancer Testing

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) today published the first-ever evidence-based clinical practice guideline to help laboratories use quantitative image analysis (QIA) in HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing for breast cancer. The guidelin...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Child survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma have increased risk of second cancer

Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma are at an increased risk of developing an entirely new cancer later in life, according to new research published in Cancer — the American Cancer Society’s international peer-reviewed scientific journal — ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


UCLA scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells

A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of k...

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

Cell Stem Cell, Jan-2019

Can Drinking Oolong Tea Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

SLU scientists and their colleagues have found that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and inhibit the growth and progression of tumors in the lab, potentially offering a non-toxic strategy to prevent breast cancer.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Anticancer Research

Low-Intensity Electric Fields Applied to Scalp Can Stop, Slow Growth of Tumor Cells in Newly-Diagnosed Glioblastoma

Henry Ford Cancer Institute is one of the few cancer programs in Southeast Michigan fighting the most common and deadly brain cancer with tumor-treatment fields, a low-intensity alternating electric field applied with a wearable device that stops or ...

– Henry Ford Health System

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment, study finds

A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JNCI Cancer Spectrum; CA151445 ; TR000433-06

Breast cancer up to 5 times more likely to metastasize even 10 years after childbirth

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that doctors may be underestimating the risk of and thus under-treating stage I and II breast cancers diagnosed within 10 years of childbirth.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

JAMA Network; AACR-BCRF 09-06-26; R01CA169175; W81XWH-11-1-0777; F31CA186524

Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth, prompting new treatment hopes

A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the cancer.

– University of Sussex


Rutgers Scientist Identifies Gene Responsible for Spread of Prostate Cancer

A recent study has found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumors indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread, suggesting that targeting this gene can help patients live longer.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nature Communications

Novel Imaging Technology May Help Reduce Biopsies for Breast Tumors

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis plan to use a new imaging technique to get a better look at breast tumors and reduce unnecessary biopsies.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified a backup for an important biological system – the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body’s blood supply.

– Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Cell Reports



– Mayo Clinic

"Women's Health Journal ,"

Take action to prevent cervical cancer

Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, making it a preventable cancer, say UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Palos Health and Loyola Medicine Announce Letter of Intent

Palos Health and Loyola Medicine have signed a non—binding letter of intent to explore opportunities to build upon their strategic partnership that began in 2015.

– Loyola University Health System

Dr. Aaron Schimmer named Research Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Dr. Bradly Wouters, Executive Vice President, Science and Research – University Health Network (UHN) announced today the appointment of Aaron Schimmer MD, PhD, FRCPC to the position of Research Director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, Expert in Cancer Epigenetics, to Lead Coriell Institute for Medical Research as President and CEO

Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, a world-renowned expert in the epigenetics of cancer and director of Temple University’s Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, will join the Coriell Institute for Medical Research as its new President and C...

– Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Nature Communications

New Cancer Doctor to start at Gila Regional Cancer Center

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center announced today that newly hired staff physician Antonio Fontelonga, MD, will provide medical oncology care at Gila Regional Cancer Center starting in early 2019.

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

NCI awards $1.7 million to UIC for research on Southeast Asian fruit

A new $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to study the fruit and its potential as a treatment for prostate cancer.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Named One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019. The Buffalo cancer center was ranked 67th among 500 employers and 8th among the 30 employers within the health care sector to be nam...

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center





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