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