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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 12-Mar-2019
 

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Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance

UNC School of Medicine scientists uncovered a possible reason why some breast cancers are so aggressive and difficult to treat: an enzyme called USP21 promotes proliferation of basal-like breast cancer and is upregulated in a significant percentage o...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 12-Mar-2019 at 11:00 ET


New Lung Cancer Studies Feature Latest Treatment Advances

New research released today provides guidance for physicians who treat patients with lung cancer. Three authors will present their findings in an online presscast today and during the plenary session Thursday, March 14, at the 2019 Multidisciplinary ...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, Mar-2019

Embargo expired on 12-Mar-2019 at 11:00 ET


Examining a Web-Based Behavioral Intervention to Promote Sun Protection and Skin Self-Exams in Melanoma Patients

Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and University of Virginia Center for Behavioral Health and Technology have found that a web-based intervention targeting sun protection behaviors and skin self-examinations in melanoma patients i...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Mar-2019

Embargo expired on 08-Mar-2019 at 12:00 ET


Do rural populations experience greater worry and fatalism about cancer?

Researchers will answer that question today at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. People living in rural areas are more likely to have ambiguous beliefs and fears about getting cancer, as well as more...

– Mayo Clinic

40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

Embargo expired on 07-Mar-2019 at 12:00 ET


Potential Way to Improve Cancer Surgery Outcomes by Managing Nontraditional Risk Factors

In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard me...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Annals of Surgical Oncology; 5T32CA126607, GSRRIG-031, 1K08HS024736-01


Smokers Often Misunderstand Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco Product, Rutgers Study Finds

“Snus” may be less harmful for smokers unable or unwilling to quit tobacco

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Addictive Behaviors


Comprehensive genomic analysis might help improve cancer treatments

By measuring the effect of every gene in the genome, one by one, researchers at the University of Iowa, University of Southern California, and University of California, San Francisco, have identified a new target that may help improve treatment for c...

– University of Iowa

PNAS February 19, 2019


The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers

University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Oncogene shows that while estrogen doesn’t directly affect triple-negative breast cancer cells, it can affect surrounding brain cells in ways that promote cancer cell migration and...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

NCI P30CA046934 ; Oncogene; ACS IRG #57-001-53; K22CA181250; R37 CA227984; CTSA UL1TR001082


Researchers Identify New Target for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

A preclinical study has identified a region of the human genome, called a super-enhancer, as a novel target for a pancreatic cancer subtype.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Oncotarget. 2019; 10:1554-1571.


Breast Cancer Patients Weigh In On Addressing Financial Burdens

A qualitative study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health yielded nine patient-driven recommendations across circumstances that include changes to insurance, supportive services and financial assistance to reduce l...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Cancer Experts and Features


Over 150 Advocates to Arrive in Washington, D.C. During March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month to Break Down Barriers to Screening

Fight Colorectal Cancer will host over 150 colorectal cancer patients, caregivers, and advocates in Washington, D.C., where they will spend two days preparing to talk with legislative staff about how colorectal cancer has personally impacted them and...

– Fight Colorectal Cancer


Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know to Reduce Your Risk

As the nation recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Ruby Greywoode, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, shares some important information about ...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Advances in lung cancer research featured in symposium and presscast next week

Co-sponsors of the 2019 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium announced today the three abstracts that will be highlighted in an online presscast on Tuesday, March 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Interested reporters can register to...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium


Examining the "Forgotten Organ"

KU Cancer Center researcher Shahid Umar, PhD, is examining the microbiome's connection to colorectal cancer.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Partnership Program Extends Reach of Clinical Trials

A new, first-of-its kind project from researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center aims to boost participation in urologic cancer clinical trials by partnering with community urologists.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Tip Sheet: A New Focus on Small Cell Lung Cancer; Addressing Barriers to Clinical Trials; And Advances in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Summaries of recent Fred Hutch research, with links for additional background and media contacts.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Colorectal Cancer Q&A: The Truth about Screening, Prevention, and More

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Western Connecticut Health Network gastroenterologists provided answers to common questions many people have about colorectal cancers, colonoscopies, and at-home colon screening tests.

Expert Available

– Western Connecticut Health Network


Media Advisory: Colon Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins Looks at Your Gut, Your Genetics

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, but it is preventable. While more than 90 percent of new cases occur in people 50 or older, more cases are being diagnosed at in...

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Trebek's Announcement: Pancreatic Cancer Researcher Available to Speak

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston has two pancreatic cancer experts available for interview

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Alex Trebek diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer – pancreatic surgeon/expert available

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


Cancer Announcements


Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute Recruits Internationally-Renowned Leader in Lung Cancer Research

Fred Hirsch, MD, PhD, Will Head New Center for Thoracic Oncology

– Mount Sinai Health System


The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Innovative Clinical Trial

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of the latest major cancer research institutions to join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Beat AML Master Clinical Trial, a paradigm-shifting collaboration to bring precision medicine to patients...

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Rush Breast Cancer Experts Lead Chicago Conference

Rush University Medical Center physicians will headline the March 13 State of the Science Summit on Breast Cancer meeting in Chicago

– Rush University Medical Center

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