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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 11-Jun-2019

Cancer Research

Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white non-Hispa...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Embargo expired on 11-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Study finds macrophages’ pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

A common genetic deficiency empowers glioblastoma to broadcast a molecular message to the wrong type of immune cell, summoning macrophages that protect and nurture the brain tumor instead of attacking it, researchers at The University of Texas MD And...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Cell

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

SIRT1 plays key role in chronic myeloid leukemia by aiding persistence of leukemic stem cells

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers show how the stress-responsive protein SIRT1 plays important roles in maintaining the regenerative potential of chronic myeloid leukemia leukemic stem cells and promoting leu...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Journal of Clinical Investigation; CA95684

Embargo expired on 10-Jun-2019 at 16:00 ET

UCLA researchers identify three-drug combination that helps curb the growth of deadly type of skin cancer

A UCLA-led research team has pinpointed a three-drug combination that could prove to be an effective new therapy for people with a specific type of advanced melanoma.

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

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 06-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous


– Washington University in St. Louis

Gastroenterology, June 5. 2019; T32 DK007130-41, P30 DK052574, P50 CA196510-01A1, P30 DK052574, R01DK47673 and R01 DK63618

Embargo expired on 05-Jun-2019 at 11:00 ET

Approach Could Help in Treating Glioblastoma, Other Rare Cancers

Using a new approach that combines data from human tumors grown in mice with data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, a team led by University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center researchers has uncovered several previously unknown biomarkers for glioblastoma,...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Molecular Chatter Makes for a “Hot Tumor”

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has deciphered a complex molecular conversation between cancer and immune cells that is key to orchestrating the successful invasion of tumors by T cells that kill cancer cells.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Cancer Cell, Jun-2019

Unhealthy gut promotes breast cancer's spread, study finds

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests.

– University of Virginia Health System

Cancer Research; Susan G. Komen

Artificial intelligence enables high quality CT scans with reduced radiation

A team of NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute developed an AI technique to rapidly convert low-dose CT scans to superior images compared to a conventional technique. Low-dose CT minimizes x-ray radiation to a patient.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature Machine Intelligence; EB017140

Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers

In a new research study, researchers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center used engineering principles to improve the accuracy and efficiency of an evaluation that dermatologists frequently use to check patients for skin cancers.

– Penn State Health

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Mayo Clinic 的研究表明,遗传信息可以促使女性接受癌症预防治疗


– Mayo Clinic



– Mayo Clinic

Estudo descobre que terapia medicamentosa pode retardar o início dos sintomas do mieloma

O maior estudo randomizado envolvendo mieloma múltiplo latente sugere que a lenalidomida, uma droga contra o câncer, pode retardar o início dos sintomas do mieloma, de acordo com pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic.

– Mayo Clinic

Estudo descobre que marcadores de DNA podem ser valiosos na detecção precoce do câncer colorretal

Novos estudos sobre a detecção precoce do câncer colorretal e o impacto da terapia celular na qualidade de vida estão entre as várias apresentações da Mayo Clinic no encontro anual da Sociedade Americana de Oncologia Clínica em Chicago.

– Mayo Clinic

Informação genética pode encorajar mulheres a aceitar tratamento preventivo de câncer, mostra estudo da Mayo Clinic

Estudos mostram que o risco de câncer de mama pode ser reduzido pela metade com o uso de tamoxifeno e raloxifeno no transcorrer de cinco anos, e também de inibidores de aromatase. No entanto, mulheres com alto risco de desenvolver câncer de mama t...

– Mayo Clinic

تظهر دراسة أجرتها مؤسسة Mayo Clinic أن المعلومات الوراثية يمكن أن تشجع النساء على قبول علاج السرطان الوقائي

تشير الدراسات إلى أن خطر الإصابة بسرطان الثدي يمكن أن ينخفض إلى النصف من خلال استخدام دورة مدتها خمس سنوات من تاموكسيفين أو رالوكسيفين، و...

– Mayo Clinic

تظهر الدراسة أن مؤشرات الحمض النووي قد تكون لها قيمتها في الكشف المبكر عن سرطان القولون والمستقيم


– Mayo Clinic

For dying patients, early plans can improve quality of life

Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes – and prominently noting that information in health records early – could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Walking Speed Points to Future Clinical Outcomes for Older Patients with Blood Cancers

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the VA Boston Healthcare System have uncovered a new vital sign for gauging survival and likelihood of having an unplanned hospitalization in older patients with blood cancers: the speed at which they c...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Blood ; HL007479; AG000158


依库珠单抗药物是一种抑制炎症反应的合成抗体,可显著降低视神经脊髓炎谱系疾病(neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder,简称NMOSD)复发的风险。这种罕见但严重的自身免疫性炎症性疾病可导致...

– Mayo Clinic

Tip Sheet: Engineering Antibody-Producing B Cells; Editing Genes via Gold Nanoparticles; And Using AI to Screen Lung Cancer Patients

Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research, with links for additional background and media contacts.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Aviso de un experto: Análisis genéticos pueden llevar a mejor detección del cáncer e intervenciones

De todos los casos de cáncer colorrectal y mamario, entre el 5 y el 10 por ciento se vinculan con la herencia, dice una revisión hecha por Mayo Clinic acerca de las afecciones y los síndromes hereditarios más comúnmente encontrados.

– Mayo Clinic

Cancer Experts and Features

Dermatologists Share Skin Care Tips for People with Vitiligo

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural color, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-es...

– American Academy of Dermatology

ASTRO applauds new prior authorization legislation to reduce cancer patient burden and delays

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds introduction of the The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Cancer Announcements

NIH Grant Funds $23 Million Study of Diseases Affecting People Living with HIV

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to study HIV and the chronic illnesses that often accompany HIV infection, includin...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellowships

Harvard Medical School’s Media Fellowship program, now entering its 22nd year, is accepting applications for Fall 2019.

– Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Kuettel, ASTRO Board member, appointed to CMS Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment

Michael Kuettel, MD, MBA, PhD, FASTRO, a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP). ...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Cancer researchers earn $4.1 million Cancer Moonshot grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for children, adolescents

A team of researchers from Indiana University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have been awarded a $4.1 million National Cancer Institute “Cancer Moonshot” grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer in children and adolescents...

– Indiana University






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