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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 05-May-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

New targets for childhood brain tumors identified

People with the genetic condition neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are prone to developing tumors on nervous system tissue. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that the development and growth of such tumors ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications, May-2020; R35NS0721101; R50CA23316401

Embargo expired on 01-May-2020 at 05:00 ET

Supportive Oncodermatology Interventions Improve Patient Quality of Life

A recent survey from the GW Cancer Center found that enrollment in a supportive oncodermatology program is associated with a significantly improved quality of life score. The results are published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

– George Washington University

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, May-2020

Activating an Estrogen Receptor Can Stop Pancreatic Cancer Cells from Growing

Activating a receptor found on the surface of many normal and cancer tissues has been shown to stop pancreatic cancer from growing, but may also make tumors more visible to the immune system and thus more susceptible to modern immunotherapy

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology ; R01 CA163566; P50CA174523; T32 AR0007465 – 32; F31 CA206325; R41CA228695; P30 - AR069589

Researchers Silence PRMT5 Gene to Slow Mesothelioma Using Precision Medicine

Silencing of the protein coding gene PRMT5 has possible therapeutic potential for treating Mesothelioma (MM), according to a recent in vitro study published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine doi: 10.1111/jcmm.15213

Diet Rich in Antioxidants Can Reduce Risk of Infection in Pediatric Leukemia Patients

New research led by a pediatric oncology expert from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center underscores that diets high in antioxidant-rich foods can have particular benefits for young cancer patients.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Schizophrenia drug combined with radiation shows promise in treating deadly brain tumors

UCLA researchers found that adding a drug once commonly used to treat schizophrenia to traditional radiation therapy helped improve overall survival in mice with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest and most difficult-to-treat brain tumors.

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

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Study finds racial differences in time it takes to treat melanoma

Black patients with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer are likely to experience a longer delay from diagnosis to surgery than non-Hispanic white (NHW) patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Derma...

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Racial Inequalities in Liver Cancer Deaths Soared After Launch of Hepatitis C Drugs

A study explored racial inequalities in death from liver cancer before and after the introduction of lifesaving drugs for hepatitis C. Results showed that from 1979 to 1998, racial inequalities in mortality from liver cancer in the U.S. were declinin...

– Florida Atlantic University

EClinical Medicine

First study of multicancer blood test to screen for cancer guide intervention

Results from a first-of-its-kind study of a multicancer blood test in more than 9,900 women with no evidence or history of cancer showed the liquid biopsy test safely detected 26 undiagnosed cancers, enabling potentially curative treatment.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Science; CA06973, U01-CA152753, U01-CA230691, P50-CA62924, R44CA203350, R37CA230400, T32-GM007309, HHSN261201600034C

Researchers Find New Insights Linking Cell Division to Cancer

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) and collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) published research in the journal Nature extending our understanding of cell division. They disco...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Nature, April-2020

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Marked by Abnormal RNA Splicing, Roswell Park Team Reveals

Aggressive forms of prostate cancer don’t act the way they should, hanging on to genetic materials called introns that should be thrown away, researchers from Roswell Park reported today in Nature Communications.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nature Communications; R01CA237027; R01CA240290; R21CA237939; R21CA218635; U24CA232979; P30CA016056; W81XWH-14-1-0575; W81XWH-16-1-0575

A step closer to eradicating malaria

Strategies that treat households in the broad vicinity of a recent malaria case with anti-malarial drugs, insecticides, or both could significantly reduce malaria in low-transmission settings.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Lancet

UCI mathematicians use machine intelligence to map gene interactions

Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2020 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new mathematical machine-intelligence-based technique that spatially delineates highly complicated cell-to-cell and gene-gene interactions. The po...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature Communications, Apr-2020

Cardioprotective Drug Prevents Severe Cardiac Events in Children Undergoing Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The cardioprotective drug dexrazoxane preserved cardiac function in pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) without compromising overall patient survival and potentially improving it, according to a new study by re...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Variations in side effect reporting makes drug safety unclear

University of Colorado Cancer Center study of early-phase clinical trials finds variations in reporting of drug side effects, potentially obscuring safety.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Journal of Thoracic Oncology

Tip Sheet: Coronavirus biology, Q&A with Joel McHale, brain topographic maps, single cell sequencing and more

Summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings and other news with links for additional background and media contacts.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of NeuroVirology; Clinical Cancer Research; Cell Reports; Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

Cancer Experts and Features

AACI Calls for Coordinated National COVID-19 Testing Strategy

AACI urges the federal government to take the lead in deploying personal protective equipment to hospitals, establishing a consistent national COVID-19 testing strategy, and managing the COVID-19 testing supply chain.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Loyola Medicine to Resume Medical Services and Elective Surgeries in May


– Loyola Medicine

Cancer Announcements

Ludwig Oxford Director Xin Lu Elected to the Royal Society

Ludwig Cancer Research extends its congratulations to Xin Lu, director of the Oxford Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, on her election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Scientists Elected to Esteemed National Academy of Sciences

Two researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSK) Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Scott Keeney, PhD, a molecular biologist, and Christopher Lima, PhD, a structural biologi...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Four UTSW faculty elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences today elected four UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists in the fields of biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, and stem cell biology into its membership, one of the highest honors for American scientists. ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints John Cleveland as New Center Director

Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints John Cleveland as New Center Director

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Medical device developed by CWRU/UH researchers wins 2020 Edison Award

A medical device based on technology developed by Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) has won a prestigious 2020 Edison Best New Product Award. EsoCheck, a device designed to help detect precance...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center





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