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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 17-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

For Every 50 Smokers – One Non-Smoker Dies from Secondhand Smoke Exposure

New data analysis could change smoking policies worldwide to protect non-smokers and reduce their risk

– Mount Sinai Health System

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 17-Mar-2020 at 11:00 ET

UK Study Highlights Importance of Spirometry in Diagnosing COPD, Versus Over-Reliance on Medical Imaging

A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates that over-reliance on rad...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Embargo expired on 13-Mar-2020 at 00:15 ET

Younger Cancer Survivors Far More Likely to Experience Food and Financial Insecurity than their Cancer-Free Peers, According to Researchers from American Cancer Society

New research from the American Cancer Society in the March 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network finds that younger cancer survivors are more likely to experience significant financial strain for food, housing, an...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Embargo expired on 12-Mar-2020 at 08:40 ET

App Detects Harsh Side Effect of Breast Cancer Treatment

Many breast cancer survivors suffer from lymph collection known as lymphedema. It causes arms to swell, and sufferers often become severely depressed. A new app detects it early, and its makers hope it will help spread awareness of the disease.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Physical Therapy

Statins Starve Cancer Cells to Death

More than 35 million Americans take statin drugs daily to lower their blood cholesterol levels. Now, in experiments with human cells in the laboratory, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have added to growing evidence that the ubiquitous drug may ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; R35 GM118177, FA95501610052, Q:9HR0011-16-C-0139, S10 OD016374, BCRF-18-048, U01CA217846, 3P30CA006973

Post-diagnosis disparities drive poorer outcomes for pediatric Black and Hispanic brain cancer patients

Of 1,881 patients under age 19 diagnosed with cancers of the brain and central nervous system between 2000 and 2015, 52 percent of White patients lived five years from diagnosis, whereas only 44 percent of African American patients and 45 percent of ...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Scientific Reports

Researchers identify marker that may predict whether lung cancer likely to spread

Researchers at Tulane University have identified a protein on tumor-derived extracellular vesicles that indicates if a NSCLC tumor is likely to metastasize, according to a new study in Science Advances.

– Tulane University

Science Advances

Dramatic increase in bowel cancer in young adults in England

There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer in adults under the age of 50, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol).

– University of Bristol

British Journal of Surgery

Cancerous tumors, surrounding cells illuminated by new imaging agent

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new imaging agent that could let doctors identify not only multiple types of tumors but the surrounding normal cells that the cancer takes over and uses as a shield ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Cancer Experts and Features

Cancer and COVID-19: What you should know

UCLA Oncologists Gary Schiller, MD, and Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD, help explain what cancer patients need to know about COVID-19.

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

Looking to the future with Dr. Francis Collins

At a presentation at UAB, NIH director Francis Collins outlined the top 10 area of excitement and promise in science.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham





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