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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 07-Jan-2020

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

Ultrasound Selectively Damages Cancer Cells When Tuned to Correct Frequencies

Doctors have used focused ultrasound to destroy tumors without invasive surgery for some time. However, the therapeutic ultrasound used in clinics today indiscriminately damages cancer and healthy cells alike. Researchers have now developed a low-int...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Applied Physics Letters

Embargo expired on 07-Jan-2020 at 11:00 ET

Study reveals a new approach to enhancing response to immunotherapy in melanoma

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a new way to boost the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. The study used a mouse model to identify the importance of the Siah2 protein in the control of immune cells called T regulatory cel...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

R35CA197465; P01CA128814; 509524; R01CA202025; R01CA202027; R01CA13379 ; P30CA016087; Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 07-Jan-2020 at 05:00 ET

Neurologic Drug Combined with Blood Pressure Medicine Reduces Breast Tumor Development in Mice

Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high risk of the disease because of the high fat diet fed to their mothers duri...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

Scientific Reports; R01-CA164384, P30-CA51008

Embargo expired on 30-Dec-2019 at 05:00 ET

Discovery Could Lead to New Breast Cancer Drugs

Eric Prossnitz, PhD, and his team have recently completed studies on a compound that they think could be made to attack breast cancer cells differently than current drugs. Their work is reported in the November online issue of Cell Chemical Biology. ...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cell Chemical Biology

What's the Role of Physical Therapy in Palliative Care and Hospice? Special Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology

Physical therapy professionals have a critical role to play in meeting the needs of patients nearing the end of life. An update on the expanding involvement of physical therapists in providing palliative care and hospice care is presented in the Janu...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Rehabilitation Oncology

Scientists Map Structural Proteins Across an Ovary, Another Step Toward “Ink” Development for 3-D Printing a Bioprosthetic Ovary

For the first time, scientists identified and mapped the location of structural proteins in a pig ovary. Ongoing development of an “ink” with these proteins will be used for 3-D printing an artificial (or bio-prosthetic) ovary that could be impla...

– Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Scientific Reports, Dec-2019

Brain Organoids Reveal Glioblastoma Origins

Glioblastomas are the most aggressive form of brain cancer - they grow and spread rapidly through the brain and are virtually impossible to eradicate, typically leading to death within one or two years of diagnosis. Scientists are constantly seeking ...

– UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cell Stem Cell Volume 26, Issue 1, 2 January 2020, Pages 48-63.e6

Can the flu shot help fight cancer?

Physicians and scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat c...

– Rush University Medical Center

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for d...

– University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; National Institute of Health grants R01GM113985 and R21EB022258

Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight.

– University of Virginia

Current Biology

Investigadores de Mayo Clinic ven el período posterior a la menopausia como factor clave en el cáncer de endometrio

El cáncer de endometrio es el más común de los cánceres ginecológicos en Estados Unidos y el cuarto más frecuente en las mujeres. Además, debido a que las tasas de incidencia del cáncer de endometrio van en aumento en el mundo occidental, eso...

– Mayo Clinic

Scientific Reports

Turmeric and the Anti-Cancer Properties of Curcumin Discussed in Research Review

The review has collected studies concerning the anticancer potential of curcumin against the most widespread cancers and also describing the molecular mechanisms of action.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)


NUS and A*STAR scientists identify promising liver cancer-killing compounds with novel drug-screening platform

Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered four potential dru...

– National University of Singapore


Proton Therapy as Effective as Standard Radiation with Fewer Side Effects

Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicin...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Oncology

U-M Approach Could Improve the Accuracy of Cancer Clinical Trials

An innovative approach to analyzing the medical scans of patients in clinical trials could help ensure the accuracy of trial results while reducing the workload for busy oncologists, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michig...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JNCCN; P30CA046592

'Nipple By Number' Device Helps Plastic Surgeons Perform 3D Nipple Tattoos

Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing this option means finding a tattoo artist with the skill to create these detailed tattoos. Now a new device...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Cancer Experts and Features

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares insight on prevention and early detection of this disease.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Cancer Announcements

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to Establish Chen-Huang Center for EGFR Mutant Lung Cancers

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will create the Chen-Huang Center for EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) Mutant Lung Cancers to stimulate research, promote clinical trials, and strengthen the Institute’s capabilities for studying and treating lun...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Embargo expired on 07-Jan-2020 at 09:00 ET

Fred Hutch names Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr. as new president and director

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced today that Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr. will become the center’s new president and director. Lynch, a well-known cancer leader with expertise in solid tumor research, precision medicine and immuno-oncolog...

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Genomic Testing Cooperative (GTC) Receives Medicare (Palmetto GBA) Coverage for GTC-Solid Tumor Profile (434 gene) Test

Genomic Testing Cooperative, LCA announced that the Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA (MolDx®) has established coverage for its solid tumor molecular profile.

– Genomic Testing Cooperative

Mount Sinai Receives More Than $10 Million in Grant Funding for Brain Tumor Research

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received more than $10 million in federal funding for several projects focusing on brain tumor research.

– Mount Sinai Health System

AACI Marks Milestone with New Member Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center, one of seven National Cancer Institute-designated basic laboratory cancer centers, is the newest and 100th member of the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Yale Cancer Center launches Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) announces the launch of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE). Building on YCC’s longstanding commitment to high-quality, expert, and patient-centered cancer care, screening, and prevention across the...

– Yale Cancer Center





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