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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 16-Jul-2019

Cancer Research Wire

Cancer research news for the public and news media. More stories can be found at the Newswise Cancer News Source.

Cancer Research

Slug, a Stem Cell Regulator, Keeps Breast Cells Healthy by Promoting Repair of DNA Damage

A new biomedical research study finds a transcription factor called Slug contributes to breast cell fitness by promoting efficient repair of DNA damage. The absence of Slug leads to unresolved DNA damage and accelerated aging of breast cells.

– Tufts University

Cell Reports; R01GM124491

Cancer Tissue-Freezing Approach May Help More Breast Cancer Patients in Lower Income Countries

A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-stan...

– Johns Hopkins University

PLOS One, July-2019

Rise in early onset colorectal cancer not aligned with screening trends

A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger adults

– American Cancer Society (ACS)

Journal of Medical Screening

Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers Identify Health Conditions Likely to be MisDiagnosed

For a patient, a diagnostic error can mean the difference between life and death. While estimates vary, likely more than 100,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled each year due to medical diagnoses that initially miss conditions or are wrong ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Study Led by Baylor University Biochemist Provides Better Understanding of How Sunlight-induced DNA Damage Is Initially Recognized for Repair in Cells

A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing rep...

– Baylor University

Nucleic Acids Research

Targeting a Key Protein May Keep Ovarian Cancer Cells From Spreading

Preventing a protein from doing its job may keep a certain type of ovarian cancer cell from growing and dividing uncontrollably in the lab, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Molecular Cancer Research

UC San Diego Cancer Scientists Identify New Drug Target for Multiple Tumor Types

A dysfunctional enzyme involved in building cancer cell membranes helps fuel tumor growth; when it’s disabled or depleted in mouse models, tumors shrank significantly.

– University of California San Diego Health

Cell Metabolism

Study deciphers packaging of tumor ‘cargo,’ leading to better understanding of how cancers spread

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have outlined the delivery mechanism tumor cells use to move nucleic acids into small sacs shed from their surfaces — information that is eventually shared with other cells within the tumor, causing the c...

– University of Notre Dame

Nature Cell Biology

Reprogramming Pancreatic Cancer

Findings published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine suggest that a type of white blood cell called tumor associated macrophages that have been deceived by pancreatic cancer cells into not attacking them can be “reprogrammed” by...

– Rush University Medical Center

Science Translational Medicine, July 2019

Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer

New study analyzed 2 million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57% more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood canc...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

American Journal of Epidemiology; T32CA186873

Are Doctors Treating More Thyroid Cancer Patients Than Necessary?

New research may help change treatment practices for patients diagnosed with low risk thyroid cancer.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Surgical Oncology

Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect

A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy.

– University at Buffalo

Supportive Care in Cancer, July 2019

Cancer Experts and Features

To Reduce Cancer’s Terrible Toll, UVA Reaches Out to Those Often Left Unheard

The UVA Cancer Center is reaching out to the people it serves to identify and overcome barriers to care.

– University of Virginia Health System

Proposed Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model to Test New Approach to Cancer Treatment Payments

In response to today’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose an advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following stat...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Immunotherapy Symposium

On September 19 and 20, 2019, SCCA will celebrate its second Immunotherapy Symposium in Seattle, WA.

– Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Oncolytic Viruses Against Mesothelioma: A Possible Weapon to Shrink Cancer and Boost the Antitumoral Immune Response

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Frontiers in Oncology

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