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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 10-Sep-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

Researchers Move Beyond Sequencing and Create a 3D Genome

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have taken whole genome sequencing to the next level by creating a 3D map of the genome to better understand development and disease

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Neuron, Sept-2019; CA21765, EY014867, EY018599, CA168875

Embargo expired on 04-Sep-2019 at 11:00 ET

MD Anderson study confirms protein as potential cause of most common type of pancreatic cancer

An oncogene, UPS21, has been confirmed as a frequently amplified gene in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common and often lethal form of pancreatic cancer. The discovery could lead to new treatment options.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Genes & Development

Embargo expired on 04-Sep-2019 at 17:00 ET

Breast Cancer Cells 'Stick Together' to Spread Through The Body During Metastasis

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that a cell adhesion protein, E-cadherin, allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel through the body and form new tumors, a process termed metastasis.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature; BCRF-16-529 048, BCRF-17-048, BCRF-18-048, U01CA217846, U54CA2101732, 3P30CA006973, U01CA217846

NUS invention makes biopsies less invasive and more informative

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel technology that could sensitively and accurately detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine the disease aggressiveness from the least invasive bio...

– National University of Singapore

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Tweets Indicate Nicotine Dependence, Withdrawal Symptoms of JUUL Users

One out of every five tweets mentioning JUUL indentified for a new analysis also references addiction-related themes.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; R01-CA225773

Unmarried Patients Less Likely to Survive Cancer as Bias Drives Treatments

Unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to get potentially life-saving surgery or radiotherapy than their married counterparts, raising the concern that medical providers may be relying on stereotypes that discount sources of social support ot...

– University of Delaware

New England Journal of Medicine

Researchers Characterize Lung Inflammation Associated With Some Cancer Immnunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of therapy that uses the immune system to fight cancer. They have been hailed as game changing, garnering a Nobel Prize last year and quickly becoming the standard of care for many tumor types such as melanoma ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Journal of Clinical Investigation; NIH HL132055, HL131812, DoDW81XWH-16-1-0510

Swallowable Device to Detect Pre-cancerous Barrett's Esophagus Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center developed the test for early detection of Barrett’s esophagus that offers promise for preven...

– Case Western Reserve University

New guideline clarifies role of radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer treatment

A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Practical Radiation Oncology, Sep/Oct-2019

Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type

While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers.

– Penn State College of Medicine


Obesity Pandemic Shifting Cancer to Younger People

A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65. The most notab...

– Case Western Reserve University

JAMA Network Open

FAK Protein Linked to Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

A new University of California San Diego School of Medicine study links changes in the gene for the protein focal adhesion kinase, or FAK, to ovarian cancer’s ability to survive chemotherapy.

– University of California San Diego Health


Cancer Experts and Features

CAP Opens Comment Period on Diffuse Glioma Guideline; Participate to Improve Patient Outcomes

CAP opens comment periods on Diffuse Glioma Guideline

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

The Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship Focuses On Key Quality-Of-Life Issues

As more patients—adult and pediatric—become long-term cancer survivors, it becomes ever more imperative to identify ways to prevent, or at least manage, long-term complications from the cancer and its treatment.

– Children's of Alabama

Henry Ford Cancer Institute First-in-Michigan, Second-in-World to Complete Laser Spinal Ablation

Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the first-in-Michigan and second-in-the-world to complete an innovative cancer treatment known as Spinal Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (SLITT), which destroys cancer cells that are adjacent to the spine without the...

– Henry Ford Health System

Native American cancer survivors found health and hope through exercise and community

In one of the first studies of its kind, the Restoring Balance program, a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, offered cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers a physical activity regim...

– Northern Arizona University

Fellowship focuses on providing future psychologists specialized training in cancer care

Clinical health psychology fellowship emphasizes psychological care for people with cancer.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

Know Your Risk For Ovarian Cancer

Mount Sinai Experts Share Tips for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September

Expert Available

– Mount Sinai Health System

SCCA Experts Present Cancer Research at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium

News and interview opportunities at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Expert Available

– Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

ASTRO statement on consideration of Stephen Hahn for Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration

Based on news reports indicating that radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, Chief Medical Executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is being considered for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

AACI Supports NCI Plan to Increase Success Rate for Cancer Research Grant Applications

The Association of American Cancer Institutes commends the National Cancer Institute on the release of its Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2021 and its request for $6.9 billion in funding.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Blood Cancer Experts Discuss Latest Treatment Innovations at NCCN 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™

World-renowned experts on blood cancers are meeting in San Francisco on September 27-28, to learn about new, practice-changing strategies to manage patients with hematologic malignancies, at the NCCN 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ ...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

2019 Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Conference: Thriving Through Education and Connection

A premier educational event sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital, this one-day conference gathers more than 25 experts to provide cancer survivors and t...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

BIDMC prostate health experts available for interview during National Prostate Health Month (September)

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cancer Announcements

UCLA oncologist Dennis Slamon wins 2019 Lasker Award for clinical medical research

Physician-scientist Dr. Dennis Slamon, has been awarded the 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the groundbreaking development of breast cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a life-saving therapy for women with HER2-positive breas...

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

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center renews research funding from the National Cancer Institute

Mayo Clinic announced today that Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has successfully renewed funding for its Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI grant award provides approximately $28.7 million in funding over five ye...

– Mayo Clinic

Three Cancer Center Directors Elected to AACI Board

Drs. Carlos L. Arteaga, S. Gail Eckhardt, and Caryn Lerman, have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI).

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

‘Together We Answer Cancer’ campaign raises awareness, funds for cancer research, patients and families

The University of Chicago Medicine is partnering with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation and key media outlets in a multifaceted cause-marketing campaign to support the American Cancer Society.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

KU Cancer Center receives grant to expand clinical trials in rural Kansas

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance have been awarded a grant to expand the reach of cancer clinical trials to Kansas’ rural communities.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

NYU Oral Cancer Center Awarded $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Cancer Pain

Researchers at New York University (NYU) Oral Cancer Center were awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the role of artemin in oral cancer pain and growth.

– New York University


Rush Earns ASCO QOPI Certification for High-Quality Cancer Care

Rush University Medical Center has received a three-year certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) by demonstrating that the Cancer Center’s processes surpass national benchmarks fo...

– Rush University Medical Center





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