|Cancer Research Wire|
Cancer research news for the public and news media. More stories can be found at the Newswise Cancer News Source.
Targeted damage to mitochondria produces a "Chernobyl effect" inside cells, pelting the nucleus with harmful reactive oxygen species and causing chromosomal damage.
– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
PNAS; R33ES025606 and R01GM017268; P30CA047904 Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2019 at 15:00 ET
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) now have more improved treatment options compared to standard of care with the addition of several new agents called immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). Despite these changes, many patients still devel...
– Moffitt Cancer Center
Clinical Cancer Research, Aug-2019
As a disposable version of the instrument used in one of the most common medical procedures in the United States inches closer to widespread availability, a team of Johns Hopkins data researchers is studying the economic and safety implications assoc...
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
BMJ journal Gut
Colorectal cancer outcomes may improve by genetically altering an immune-regulatory protein in cancer cells, making the cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy.
– Mayo Clinic
Having simple text conversations with patients one week before they are scheduled for a colonoscopy dramatically decreased the “no-show” rates.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Health Education & Behavior; National Center for Advancing Translational Science
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.
– Queen's University Belfast
British Journal of Cancer (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-019-0544-0)
The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers say.
– University of Virginia Health System
Journal of Oncology Practice
A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has ...
– Moffitt Cancer Center
A team of investigators at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have found a major chink in the armor of an incurable childhood brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG).
– Yale Cancer Center
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a novel vulnerability in tumors that are driven by a common cancer gene known as MYC. Such cancers, it found, are highly dependent on the cell’s machinery for making fats and other lipids.
– Ludwig Cancer Research
Cell Metabolism, Aug-2019
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our skin.
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Aug-2019
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified a new therapeutic approach in mouse models that halts drug resistance and cancer progression by using an antibody that induces the immune system via macrophages to seek and ...
– University of California San Diego Health
The OARtrac® system includes technologies that are based on a novel application of scintillating material in fiber form. Doctors can insert these scintillating fibers into the human body via a catheter to monitor the radiation that cancer patients ...
– Department of Energy, Office of Science
Ground-breaking immune therapy promises to deliver vital evidence in the fight against cancer as researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology open a new clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to treat solid cancers.
– University of South Australia
With National Prostate Health Month quickly approaching in September, the Prostate Cancer Program at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has several expert sources that may be helpful for stories you are working on now or in the...Expert Available
– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mount Sinai West is one of the first hospitals in New York offering this minimally invasive procedure and the only hospital performing it with neural monitoring
– Mount Sinai Health System
MD Anderson's status as one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers was renewed for $55 million over five years by the National Cancer Institute.
– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Atlantic Health System as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As New Jersey’s first and only NCORP, AHCC will help develop ...
– Atlantic Health System
A DOE grant will help solve a production roadblock for the medically useful radioactive isotopes scandium 43 and scandium 47. If available, they could visualize and destroy solid tumors. But with a half-life of 4 hours, scandium 43 must be made, puri...
– University of Alabama at Birmingham