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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 10-Mar-2020

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Cancer Research

Microscopic STAR Particles Offer New Potential Treatment for Skin Diseases

In a study to be published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers report on using a skin cream infused with microscopic particles, named STAR particles, to potentially facilitate better treatment of skin diseases including psoriasis, warts, and ...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Nature Medicine

Embargo expired on 09-Mar-2020 at 12:00 ET

St. Jude finds cancer drug resistance genes and possibly how to limit their effects

Drug resistance is a leading cause of cancer death in children and adults with leukemia. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed a novel strategy to find the genes responsible.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Nature Cancer, Mar-2020

Embargo expired on 09-Mar-2020 at 12:00 ET

Combination of engineered cold sore virus and inhibitor drugs could destroy brain tumors

Researchers who discovered that an engineered cold sore virus could help destroy brain tumors from the inside out have determined a one-two punch might be the key to finish them off. This virotherapy could make a class of investigational cancer drugs...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Clinical Cancer Research, March 2020

Embargo expired on 05-Mar-2020 at 10:00 ET

Using new genomic technology, UCI researchers discover breast cancer cells shift their metabolic strategy in order to metastasize

New discovery in breast cancer could lead to better strategies for preventing the spread of cancer cells to other organs in the body, effectively reducing mortality in breast cancer patients. According to a study, published today in Nature Cell Biol...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature Cell Biology; R01 CA057621, U01 CA199315, K22 CA190511, R01HD073179, P41-GM103540, T32CA009054, 1847005, 1839285

New Imaging Technique Enables the Study of 3D Printed Brain Tumors

In research published in Science Advances, Xavier Intes, a professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer, joined a multidisciplinary team from Northeastern University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to demonstrate a methodology th...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Science Advances

Aggressive features in some small thyroid tumors increase the risk for metastasis

Results from a new large-scale study show that in nearly 20 percent of patients, papillary thyroid tumors less than 1 cm in size had pathological signs of more aggressive disease that increased the risk that these patients might develop distant metas...

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Could cancer immunotherapy success depend on gut bacteria?

Gut bacteria can penetrate tumor cells and boost the effectiveness of an experimental immunotherapy that targets the CD47 protein.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Experimental Medicine

Addition of MRI-Targeted Biopsy Leads to More Reliable Diagnosis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to target and sample suspicious prostate tissue, along with a standard prostate biopsy, is significantly more likely to detect the most aggressive prostate cancers than standard biopsy alone. Th...

– University of Maryland Medical Center

New England Journal of Medicine, March 5, 2020

Scientists Develop Free Computer Program to Map Blood Flow ‘Landscape’ in Tumors

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have created a computer program for scientists at no charge that lets users readily quantify the structural and functional changes in the blood flow networks feeding tumors.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Scientific Reports ; 1R01CA196701, 5R01CA138264

LGBT health improves when friends are just like them

Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve health for LGBT people. “When we reviewed past studies, we found a pretty stark bias toward studying what made things wo...

– Michigan State University

Journal of Health and Aging

New drug shows promise for treatment of cancer and other diseases

In the study, a group of lab mice that had consumed a diet that included the HM-10/10 peptide was found to have a significantly lower tumor load than mice that had not eaten the peptide.

– Creighton University

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutic Oncology; International Journal of Molecular Sciences

‘Optical tweezers’ help in quest for better cancer treatments

Stem cells involved in replenishing human tissues and blood depend on an enzyme known as telomerase to continue working throughout our lives. When telomerase malfunctions, it can lead to both cancer and premature aging conditions. Roughly 90% of canc...

– Michigan State University

Nature Chemical Biology

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

Research in mice suggests that supplementing the essential nutrient methionine combined with radiation therapy impairs gut function to promote a life-threatening form of radiation toxicity. The study highlights the importance of food and nutrition pr...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Better planning could save millions in health care costs

New research from Michigan State University and Rutgers University reveals the amount of money washed away in hospital operating rooms, offering solutions to save hospitals -- and the country -- millions of dollars each year.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Operations Management

Platinum-based Agents are Not Superior to Standard Chemotherapy for Patients with Breast Cancer Who Carry BRCA Mutations

BIDMC clinician-researchers provide new evidence about the optimal way to treat patients who carry BRCA mutations who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Starve a tumor: How cancers can resist drugs

With drug resistance a major challenge in the fight against cancer, a discovery by University of California, Irvine biologists could offer new approaches to overcoming the obstacle. Their research reveals that a mechanism enabling the diseased cells ...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature Communications, Feb. 28, 2020

Cancer Experts and Features

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Releases Recommendations for Standardizing Quality Measurements in Oncology

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has published a curated list of high-impact measures for assessing quality improvements in cancer care. The recommendations reflect a landscape analysis from leading oncology experts in order to move t...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Embargo expired on 10-Mar-2020 at 00:05 ET

Expert Team Tackles Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases

When the thyroid and parathyroid glands don’t work well, the entire body feels out of balance. To tackle thyroid and parathyroid diseases, Nathan Boyd, MD, recently launched the UNM Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program, housed at the UNM Compreh...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 09-Mar-2020 at 08:05 ET

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Things You Should Know

Colorectal cancer screening is highly effective in detecting and preventing colon and rectal cancers, the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And...

– Loyola Medicine

Loyola Minute: Colon Cancer Awareness

March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders

The March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features evidence-based articles related to complementary and alternative medicine therapies for functional GI disorders, a new ACG Clinical Guideline for the diagnosis and management of Chr...

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Mar-2020

Colorectal Cancer Q&A: The Truth about Screening, Prevention, and More

A colonoscopy is the best way to screen for and prevent colorectal cancer (CRC) because it allows your doctor to find and remove precancerous growths called polyps before they have a chance to turn into cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Fo...

– Nuvance Health

Clinical trial at UCLA gives hope to patient with metastatic melanoma

Jim James enrolled in a UCLA Health clinical trial to treat melanoma that spread in his lungs and liver. Today, most of the tumors have diminished in size by at least 50% and there’s no trace of any new tumors.

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

Baylor University Interior Design Team Helps Prepare a Hyperclean Play Space for Children with Compromised Immunity

A Baylor University interior design team is assisting Decon7 Systems — manufacturer of a powerful disinfectant used by the military, first responders and, most recently, hospitals in China as they battle Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 19 — in des...

– Baylor University

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Expert offers insights into what your stool color says about your health for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

– Mercy Medical Center

Expert Discusses The Importance Of Colon Cancer Screenings for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

– Mercy Medical Center

Cancer Announcements

Henry Ford Health System Receives $25 Million Gift, Largest Single Donation in its History

Nationally-known developer Chris Jeffries and his wife Lisa have donated $25 million to Henry Ford Health System, the largest single gift from an individual in the health system’s 105-year history. This historic gift will rapidly accelerate the gro...

– Henry Ford Health System

NCCN Announces Projects to Improve Ovarian Cancer Care, with AstraZeneca

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces four projects selected to receive support directed towards improving the quality of care for advanced ovarian cancer patients, funded through a collaboration w...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

CAR-T immunotherapy for lymphoma studied at UNC Lineberger receives fast-track designation from FDA

Based on proof-of-concept results from clinical trials at University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma has received a Regenerative M...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Mount Sinai and Harbour BioMed Collaborate to Advance Novel Biotherapies for the Treatment of Cancer and Coronavirus COVID-19

Collaboration combines Harbour BioMed’s proprietary H2L2 Harbour Mice® platform for fully human monoclonal antibody generation with Mount Sinai’s translational medical research expertise.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Pediatric Oncologist Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., receives Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital pediatrician and researcher is honored for significant contributions to the advancement and impact of global collective efforts to save more lives from childhood cancer.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Postpones 2020 Annual Conference, Citing Precautions against Potential Patient Exposure to COVID-19

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Postpones 2020 Annual Conference, Citing Precautions against Potential Patient Exposure to COVID-19

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)





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