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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 12-May-2020
 

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Insulin Resistance Contributes to Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Prognosis in U.S. Women, Mount Sinai Researchers Reveal

New study identifies that differences in insulin resistance can explain in part the disparities in breast cancer survival between black and white women

– Mount Sinai Health System

Breast Cancer Research, May-2020

Embargo expired on 11-May-2020 at 20:00 ET


Roswell Park to Assess Investigational Immunotherapy Combination in Cancer Patients With COVID-19

A two-drug immunotherapy combination first proposed by a Roswell Park team as an approach for treating cancer will soon be available to cancer patients with COVID-19 through a clinical trial at the Buffalo, N.Y., cancer center.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer researchers identify checkpoint target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy.

– Indiana University

JCI Insight, May-2020


Researchers connect matrix fiber structure and cell behavior

A Cornell-led collaboration investigated how differences in these collagen fibers are responsible for influencing the behavior of myofibroblasts – findings that could have implications for preventing and treating fibrotic diseases such as cancer. ...

– Cornell University

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Growing back the lymph system

Study provides hope for cancer-related lymphedema

– University of Georgia

Nature Biomedical Engineering


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 Psychopharmacology; American Association for Cancer Research; American Journal of Preventive Medicine; Circulation


Olanzapine may help control nausea, vomiting in patients with advanced cancer

Olanzapine, a generic drug used to treat nervous, emotional and mental conditions, also may help patients with advanced cancer successfully manage nausea and vomiting unrelated to chemotherapy. These are the findings of a study published Thursday, Ma...

– Mayo Clinic

JAMA Oncology


Cancer Doesn't Wait: Seek Care for Symptoms

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most people aren't hesitating to call their physicians when they experience coronavirus symptoms, but cancer symptoms are not creating the same sense of urgency for medical help. Cedars-Sinai experts encourage anyone who...

– Cedars-Sinai


New mechanism links ozone and disease resistance

Scientists have identified a new mechanism for the breakdown of the building blocks of cell membranes. The mechanism is based on autoxidation from the interaction of oxygen and hydroxyl free radicals and the subsequent chain reaction between hydroxyl...

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


KU Cancer Center pivots to protect patients and trial participants amidst pandemic

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is helping fight the pandemic in numerous ways.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center


Cancer Experts and Features


What the United States and Other Countries Can Expect Based on the Italian Experience

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: June 2020 - Volume 63 - Issue 6 - p 720-722


Penn State cancer research center joins pandemic fight

– Penn State College of Engineering

Seed-Funded COVID-19 Projects


Planting seeds for a safe and healthy society

A new West Virginia University research collaborative is working to address the many challenging conditions facing the state and Appalachia.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


On the Run to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Polly’s Run is on a mission to end pancreatic cancer. The annual fundraiser is held each year in honor of Polly Rogers, whose best friends and three sons started the 5K run-walk event after she died in 2009. This year, the event will be held virtua...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer Announcements


IU cancer researcher earns $1.6 million NCI grant for multiple myeloma bone disease therapies

David Roodman is leading research to investigate a molecule that could repair bone, decrease tumors and improve outcomes for multiple myeloma patients on specific targeted therapies.

– Indiana University


Fred Hutch and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance awarded Bank of America grant for COVID-19 relief efforts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical-care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, announced today the organizations are receiving a $500,000 grant from Bank of America for COVID-19 relief.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Robbins Family Awards Honor Exemplary Service In Nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and The Robbins Family Foundation recognize seven distinguished nursing staff members for their exemplary service. Each member of this select group is being honored wi...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Awards & Appointments

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and appointments.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Latest $2.5 Million Grant Accelerates Advances in Bioimaging at Rensselaer

In order to effectively address intractable challenges like cancer, researchers, drug developers, and clinicians need to be able to see how a potential therapeutic works within a living system, ideally in real time. That type of vision and insight is...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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