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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 26-May-2020

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Cancer Research

Scientists identify obscure protein responsible for advanced breast cancer

South Australian scientists have made a critical breakthrough, discovering how an obscure protein causes breast cancer to develop and grow more quickly.

– University of South Australia

Nature Cell Biology

Embargo expired on 25-May-2020 at 11:00 ET

App Calculates Risk of Delaying Cancer Care During Pandemic

Data scientists and cancer doctors at the University of Michigan have developed OncCOVID, an app that draws on global cancer and coronavirus data to create individualized mortality risk assessments for receiving immediate versus delayed cancer treatm...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

OncCOVID app

Rapid Growth in Global Development of Cancer Cellular Immunotherapies Highlighted by Latest Report from Cancer Research Institute and GlobalData

A new report, published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, reveals that the cellular immunotherapy landscape continues to expand, with 472 more cellular therapies in development now than one year ago

– Cancer Research Institute

Nat Rev. Drug Discov. May 26, 2020.

Some patients with bladder cancer 'can't wait' for treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bladder cancer is associated with significant illness and mortality, particularly if treatment is delayed. Writing in the journal Bladder Cancer, researchers have outlined recommendations for treatment of both muscle invasive (MIBC) and non-muscle in...

– IOS Press

Bladder Cancer

A sole mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers

A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery

ASTRO survey: Fewer patient visits despite enhanced COVID-19 safety measures for radiation oncology clinics

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey from...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

New Liver Cancer Research Targets Non-Cancer Cells to Blunt Tumor Growth

“Senotherapy,” a treatment that uses small molecule drugs to target “senescent” cells, or those cells that no longer undergo cell division, blunts liver tumor progression in animal models according to new research from a team led by Celeste S...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Cell Biology (2020)

Drug combination could eliminate side effects of once-popular diabetes treatment

A new UT Southwestern study shows how an effective but largely abandoned treatment for Type 2 diabetes could be used again in combination with another drug to eliminate problematic side effects.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cell Metabolism

Transplant Patients Need to be Examined by a Dermatologist: The American Dermatological Association endorses enhanced Screening, Surveillance, and Prevention of Skin Cancer and Skin Infection in Patients with Solid Organ Transplants

Skin cancer and skin infection are significantly more likely in solid organ transplant patients compared to patients with normal immune system function. Almost 40,000 organ transplants were performed in the United States in 2019, a 9% increase over 2...

– American Dermatological Association

Cancer Experts and Features

New Information from NCCN on Overcoming Challenges for People with Head and Neck Cancers

Newly-completed series of patient guidelines from National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) shares expert advice with patients and caregivers on treatment and prevention for most common head and neck cancers, including some that are HPV-related.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Cancer Announcements

Markey Announces Hull as New Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces that medical sociologist Pamela Hull, Ph.D., will join the center and serve as its associate director of population science and community impact. She will also serve as the William Stamps Fari...

– University of Kentucky

Next-gen nano technologies to tackle infection and diagnose disease

Next-gen nano technologies that can prevent infection and diagnose disease are set to transform the medical industry as this important UniSA research is awarded more than $2 million dollars under the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHM...

– University of South Australia

NCCN Foundation Awards Leading Young Investigators Advancing Cancer Research for Adults and Children

NCCN and the NCCN Foundation announce five new recipients for the 10th annual NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards (YIA) Program, overseen by the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP)

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

$5.75M grant to help researchers study role of obesity in development of pancreatic cancer

A team of researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and peer institutions has been awarded a $5.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the correlation between obesity, inflammation and pancreatic cancer. The ...

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





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