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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 03-Mar-2020

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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

Researchers Announce Progress in Developing an Accurate, Noninvasive Urine Test For Prostate Cancer

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have made significant progress toward development of a simple, noninvasive liquid biopsy test that detects prostate cancer from RNA and other specific metabolic chemicals in the urine.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientific Reports; 5P30CA030199, P30 CA006973, U24 DK097209

Embargo expired on 28-Feb-2020 at 05:00 ET

Radiation/immunotherapy combo shows promise for recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancers

A new phase II trial finds that a combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy led to encouraging survival outcomes and acceptable toxicity for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The combination of rad...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Cancers Symposium

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2020 at 09:00 ET

Pre-operative immunotherapy triggers encouraging response in oral cancers

A new clinical trial suggests that immunotherapy given before other treatments for oral cavity cancers can elicit an immune response that shrinks tumors, which could provide long-term benefit for patients. In the randomized trial, two neoadjuvant dos...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2020 at 09:00 ET

Drug used for breast, kidney cancers may also extend survival for patients with advanced head and neck cancer

A targeted therapy drug used for breast and kidney cancers may also extend progression-free survival for patients with advanced head and neck cancer who are at high risk for recurrence after standard treatment. Patients enrolled in a randomized phase...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

2020 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancers Symposium

Embargo expired on 27-Feb-2020 at 09:00 ET

Cancer researcher identifies new areas in human genomes linked to skin cancer risk

An Indiana University scientist has identified eight new genomic regions that increase a person’s risk for skin cancer.

– Indiana University

Nature Communications, Feb-2020

Study reveals properties of cells fated to relapse in acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers have found that genetically defined subpopulations of leukemia cells present at diagnosis have distinct characteristics that lead to relapse.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cancer Discovery

Five-year survival improves for certain cancers in adolescent and young adults

The five-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer has significantly improved from 1975 to 2005 in the United States overall, but this was not the case for all cancers, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, March-2020

First-ever pathology of the early phase of lung infection with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

An international team of clinicians and researchers for the first time have described the pathology of the SARS-CoV-2, or coronavirus, and published their findings in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the journal of the International Association for ...

– International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

Journal of Thoracic Oncology

Mayo researchers recommend all women with breast cancer diagnosis under age 66 be offered genetic testing

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that all women with a breast cancer diagnosis under the age of 66 be offered germline genetic testing to determine if they have a gene mutation kn...

– Mayo Clinic

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Immune cells may improve accuracy of predicting survival in colorectal cancer

The density of immune cells, called tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, when combined with analysis of tumor budding may serve as a method to more accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancer. The findings, by a team of researchers...

– Mayo Clinic

Annals of Oncology

Cancer survival disparities in minority children, adolescents greater for more treatable cancers

Racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents with cancer have a higher risk of death than non-Hispanic white children and adolescents, with evidence for larger disparities in survival for more treatable cancers, finds a new study from the Brow...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Pediatrics

Metabolic Pathway Can Be Effectively Targeted to Treat Prostate Cancer, Roswell Park Team Shows

A Roswell Park team has identified a new strategy for treating prostate cancer — the first to target metabolic processes uniquely important to prostate cancer.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nature Communications

Nanosize Device ‘Uncloaks’ Cancer Cells in Mice And Reveals Them to The Immune System

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have designed and successfully tested an experimental, super small package able to deliver molecular signals that tag implanted human cancer cells in mice and make them visible for destruction by the animals’...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; R01CA228133, P41EB028239

Still a fan of the golden tan? Tune in to social media and tone down your risk of skin cancer

Social media smarts could make you less susceptible to skin cancer as new research shows that media literacy skills can help change people’s attitudes about what is believed to be the ‘tanned ideal’.

– University of South Australia

Social Media and Society

Scientists Discover New Clue Behind Age-Related Diseases and Food Spoilage

Berkeley Lab scientists have made a surprising discovery that could help explain our risk for developing chronic diseases or cancers as we get older, and how our food decomposes over time.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Cancer Experts and Features

Grounded in Science

Doctors face a difficult decision when they must choose a drug combination that will benefit the person sitting before them in an exam room. Statistics can’t show how any one person will respond to a in people. Dr. Sarah Adams is usi...

Expert Available

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Not Just for Baby Boomers: Physicians Urge Hepatitis C Screening for Adults of All Ages

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cancer Announcements

NCCN and AstraZeneca Announce Projects to Explore Quality Improvements in Lung Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program (ORP) today announced three research projects selected to receive funding to improve healthcare provider performance and/or healthcare quality, focusing on enhancing patient c...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Two scientists at Wake Forest Baptist awarded $1.5 millionfor cancer research

Two scientists from Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, have received a total of $1.5 million in research funding from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study new chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments for cancer...

– Wake Forest Baptist Health

American Cancer Society

49 cancer care facilities receive outstanding achievement award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 49 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

NCCN 2020 Annual Conference to Examine Advances in Cancer Care and Emerging Issues in Oncology

Cancer care providers will gather in Orlando on March 20-22 for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of NCCN. The three-day, in-person conference features more than 30 educational sessions...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of NCCN

Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards & Appointments

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Donald Sullivan Receives ATS Foundation Research Program/American Lung Association Partner Grant

The ATS Foundation Research Program and the American Lung Association have awarded Donald Sullivan, MD, of Oregon Health & Science University a $100,000 Foundation Partner grant. The ATS Foundation Partner Grants provide crucial support to talented i...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Baylor Scott & White’s Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple Announces Construction of New Radiation Oncology Facility

Baylor Scott & White Health’s Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center (VCTC) – Temple announces construction of a new radiation oncology facility that will benefit Central Texas patients being treated for cancer. With new radiation treatmen...

– Baylor Scott and White Health

Cancer Research Alerts

Amino Acid Supplement + Radiation for Cancer = A Dangerous Mix for Some

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology





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