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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 03-Dec-2019

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

Cancer Research

Improving Drug Delivery for Brain Tumor Treatment

Despite improvements in drug delivery mechanisms, treating brain tumors has remained challenging. Researchers have studied the processes affecting therapeutic drug penetration into brain tumors and will present two strategies for improving the delive...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Dec. 2-6

Embargo expired on 02-Dec-2019 at 14:30 ET

Automated technique helps identify cancer cell metabolism inhibitors

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new automated method for testing hundreds of molecules at a time to find out which ones block cancer cells from consuming glucose — the sugars they need to spread and grow.

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


Embargo expired on 29-Nov-2019 at 06:00 ET

Roswell Park Team Identifies New Tumor Suppressor Protein in Prostate Cancer

A research team led by Dr. Dean Tang at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified the molecule LRIG1 as an important endogenous tumor suppressor in prostate cancer.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

R01CA155693; R01CA237027; R01CA240290; R21CA218635; P30CA016056; Nature Communications

Flavonoid metabolite helps prevent colorectal cancer

Researchers have found that 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzoic acid, one of the compounds produced when the body metabolizes or breaks down flavonoids, can inhibit cancer cell growth under specific conditions.

– South Dakota State University

Cancers, Mar-2019

Calcium Signaling Identified as Exploitable Target in Addressing Drug Resistance to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Gene expression profiling and other analyses conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researchers and colleagues examining drug resistance to a common antibody therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma have identified calcium signaling as a novel a...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Dec-2019

Researchers Find Protein Promotes Cancer, Suppresses Anti-Tumor Immunity

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes, TBK1, also can fuel cancer development and suppress immune response to the disease.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nature Cell Biology

Researchers identify protein that governs human blood stem cell self-renewal

UCLA scientists have discovered a link between a protein and the ability of human blood stem cells to self-renew. In a study published today in the journal Nature, the team reports that activating the protein causes blood stem cells to self-renew at ...

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


Mayo Clinic radiologists take procedural practice into the future

Looking to the future, radiologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester saw an opportunity to bring several disparate tools together into a unified space to serve complementary roles in sophisticated, minimally invasive cancer treatments.

– Mayo Clinic

Cancer Experts and Features

Five Things Nobel Laureate Gregg Semenza Wishes Everyone Knew About Science

On Dec. 10, Johns Hopkins scientist Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., along with William Kaelin Jr., M.D., and Peter Ratcliffe, M.D., will accept the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, for the groundbreaking discovery of the g...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Genetic Testing Results Help Mom Be Proactive About Her Health

A strong family history of various cancers and her own breast cancer diagnosis led Wendy Richardson to pursue genetic testing at Danbury Hospital. Genetic testing results showed that Wendy was at high risk for breast and stomach cancer. Wendy and ...

– Nuvance Health

Michigan Dermatologists Recognized for Oncology Collaboration, Help Patient Avoid Unneeded Chemotherapy

Drs. Steven Daveluy and Benjamin Workman receive national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

– American Academy of Dermatology

Cori Bargmann: Reshaping science to save lives

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, ou...

– University of Georgia

Zantac Recalled for Carcinogen Levels Above FDA Standards

The popular heartburn drug ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac, was voluntarily recalled due to the contamination of a human carcinogen that could potentially cause cancer. The recall includes oral tablets, capsules, and syrup.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

ASTRO congratulates Dr. Stephen Hahn for securing Senate committee approval to lead U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) expressed its support after the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted today to approve the nomination of radiation oncologist Stephen Hahn, MD, FASTRO, as the next Com...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

A Conversation With a Living Legend to honor Houston Astros’ Jim Crane

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will honor business entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Crane, owner and chairman of the Houston Astros, at A Conversation With a Living Legend®, 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Hilton Americas.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Announcements

Program to address opioid prescribing for lung, head and neck cancer patients

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for prescribing opioids and managing opioid use disorders in cancer patients who receive care at UI Health, UIC’s clinical health ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

ACR, BCRF and GE Healthcare Announce Trial to Evaluate Use of Contrast Enhanced Mammography for Screening Women with Dense Breasts

In a new effort to improve early breast cancer detection and reduce false positive exams in women with dense breasts, the American College of Radiology, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and GE Healthcare are partnering to support the Contrast Enhanc...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)

شركة أبوظبي للخدمات الصحية، Mayo Clinic تدخل في إتفاقية شراكة لتشغيل مدينة الشيخ شخبوط الطبية

أعلنت كل من شركة أبوظبي للخدمات الصحية - أكبر شبكة لخدمات الرعاية الصحية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة - ومؤسسة Mayo Clinic - مؤسسة عالمية غير هاد...

– Mayo Clinic

Four UIC researchers recognized as AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes four University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

2020 AAAS Annual Meeting, February

Cancer Research Alerts

Protein Nucleolin Helps Cancer Cells Bind to L-selectin Receptor

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology

Gene Involved in Tumor Blood Vessel Formation and Metastasis Reveals New Regulatory Secrets

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)






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