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Newswise Cancer Research Wire for 23-Jun-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

Online program significantly improves insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, study finds

In a study published today by Pediatric Blood and Cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show that an online program developed specifically for AYA cancer survivors can significantly alleviate insomnia and improve overall quality of life...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2020 at 08:30 ET

Biomarker test highly accurate in detecting early kidney cancer

A novel liquid biopsy method can detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localized tumors which are often curable but for which no early detection method exists, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The report in Natu...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Nature Medicine, June 2020

Embargo expired on 22-Jun-2020 at 11:00 ET

New Study Examines Long-Term Benefits of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening for Prostate Cancer

Genitourinary cancer specialists from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington School of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine have published an article , “Reconsidering the Trade-offs of Prostat...

– Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 17-Jun-2020 at 17:00 ET

St. Jude creates resource for pediatric brain tumor research

Researchers worldwide can access orthotopic patient-derived xenograft models to speed discovery and test novel therapies for childhood brain tumors.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Acta Neuropathologica, June 2020

Rakuten Medical Presents Data Characterizing how Photoimmunotherapy Induces Cancer Cell Death and Enhances the Immune Response Preclinically

Studies Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Virtual Meeting II

– Rakuten Medical, Inc.

American Association for Cancer Research Virtual Meeting II

Focused ultrasound shows promise against deadliest brain tumor

An innovative use of focused ultrasound is showing promise against glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor, and could prove useful against other difficult-to-treat cancers.

– University of Virginia Health System

Journal of Neuro-Oncology

Immune Cells Infiltrating Tumors May Play Bigger Cancer Role Than Previously Thought

UC San Diego researchers uncovered in mice how IRE1α, a molecule involved in cells’ response to stress, determines whether macrophages promote inflammation in the tumor microenvironment. Inflammation is known to promote tumor growth, making IRE1α...

– University of California San Diego Health

PLoS Biology

Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate – currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australi...

– University of South Australia

International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Vitamin D could help mitigate chemotherapy side effects

New findings by University of South Australia researchers reveal that Vitamin D could potentially mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and provide relief to cancer patients.

– University of South Australia

Supportive and Palliative Care

Study shows sedentary behavior independently predicts cancer mortality

In the first study to look at objective measures of sedentary behavior and cancer mortality, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that greater inactivity was independently associated with a higher risk of dying fro...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Study links financial hardship to more ED visits; less preventive care

A new American Cancer Society study finds higher medical and nonmedical financial hardships are independently associated with more emergency department visits, lower receipt of some preventive services, and worse self-rated health in cancer survivors...

– American Cancer Society (ACS)

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Light-Activated 'CRISPR' Triggers Precision Gene Editing and Super-Fast DNA Repair

In a series of experiments using human cancer cell lines, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully used light as a trigger to make precise cuts in genomic material rapidly, using a molecular scalpel known as CRISPR, and observe...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Science; R35GM122569, GM123130

Comparable Quality of Life Measures After Robot-Assisted Versus Conventional Surgery for Bladder Cancer

For patients with bladder cancer, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes are similar after high-tech robot-assisted surgery compared to conventional open surgery, reports The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Journal of Urology

PSA screening affords men long-term benefits, study finds

Prostate cancer researchers and clinicians recommend reconsidering screening guidelines, saying benefits may outweigh potential harms.

– University of Washington School of Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine; (R50 CA221836, U01CA199338, CDMRP W81XWH1910577 )

Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold.

– University of Notre Dame

Nature Communications

Cancer Research Alerts

Monoclonal Antibody Restores T-Cell Ability to Kill Cancer

A new class of anticancer agents can restore the ability of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) to infiltrate the tumor and kill target cells in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC).

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Journal of Immunotherapy of Cancer

Cancer Experts and Features

Exploring a Potential Link between Tissue Match Genes and COVID-19

A new study led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Gift of Life Marrow Registry seeks to determine how different versions of immune-vital genes screened for transplant matching may shape who develops or resists COVID-19.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

COVID-related Delays in Colorectal Cancer Screening Jeopardizes Preventive Care, Early Treatment

Cancer physicians are concerned that Covid-related delays could reverse important gains in preventing colorectal cancer

– Rush University Medical Center

Cancer Announcements

Dana-Farber President & CEO Emeritus receives ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity

Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, President and CEO Emeritus of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor at Harvard Medical School, has received the 2020 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity.

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

MSK Physician-Scientists Recognized with Top Honors by AACR, ASCO, and ASH Organizations

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and honors to our staff, given by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Society of Hematolog...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

St. Jude pediatric oncologist Dylan Graetz receives Young Investigator Award from ASCO

Dylan Graetz, M.D., M.P.H., a pediatric hematology-oncology fellow at St. Jude, has received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital president, CEO recognized for contributions to cancer research

The American Association for Cancer Research honored St. Jude President and CEO James R. Downing, M.D., with its inaugural AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cancer Docs Join Fight Against COVID: Live Event for June 25, 3PM EDT

Cancer researchers are turning their talents to the fight against COVID, using strategies that have lead to breakthroughs in cancer therapies for years, such as precision medicine, immunotherapy, biomarkers, and more.

– Newswise

MSK’s Visible Ink Writing Program Presents “On Cancer and Coronavirus,” Performed by Stars of Broadway, Film and TV

On Thursday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m. E.T. with an encore at 9:00 p.m., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will stream a special performance on, highlighting poignant and humorous perspectives On Cancer and Coronavir...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New Diagnostic Center Speeds Up Cancer Diagnosis, Provides Immediate Access

A new center at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) gives patients direct, expedited access to diagnostic testing for cancer.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center





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