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Clearing the Air on E-Cigarettes

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are studying vaping to better understand its effects on our health, as well as reduce vaping among adolescents.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

American Journal of Respiratory and Clinical Care Medicine

What to Wear to Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every day. As more Americans prepare to head outdoors for the 4th of July holiday, dermatologists from the American Acade...

– American Academy of Dermatology

MIPT geneticist Pavel Volchkov shares his thoughts on using genetic mechanisms to oppose diseases, and talks about his vision of science communication

Progress can be safely considered synonymous with science. We have seen a tangible improvement over the last hundred years. But who are the people behind such a mysterious sphere as science? What is its future focus? And why are academic partnerships...

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– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

Study Validates Combination Therapy for Aggressive Endometrial Cancer

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found that combining the targeted drug trastuzumab with chemotherapy significantly improves survival rates for women with a rare, aggressive form of endometrial cancer.

– Yale Cancer Center

Clinical Cancer Research

Embargo expired on 29-Jun-2020 at 10:00 ET

Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Uncover Signposts in DNA that Pinpoint Risks for Cancers and other Diseases

The most strongly disease-relevant genetic variants can be hard to localize in widespread scanning of the genome – but by zooming in on key genetic locations associated with these DNA methylation imbalances in multiple normal and cancer tissues, th...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Genome Biology

School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers

A UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surroundi...

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

JAMA Pediatrics

This MicroRNA Might Help Detect, Treat Ovarian Cancer

In cell and mouse models, one microRNA showed promise as a biomarker for early stage ovarian cancer and may help make immunotherapy treatment more effective.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nature Communications

A Study of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Young Adult Men Reveals “Hotspots” of Death in the United States

A study led by Charles Rogers, PhD, examines a trend of increasing incidence and mortality among young men diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The authors identify "hotspot" areas of the U.S. where colorectal cancer is on the rise. For men with early-o...

– Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

American Journal of Cancer Research, May 2020

Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer

While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an invite...

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– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine

Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine

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

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, June-2020 ; Journal of General Internal Medicine, March-2020 ; Clinical Cancer Research, June-2020

Racial Disparities in Surgery Rates for Esophageal Cancer

Black patients with esophageal cancer are less likely to receive life-saving surgery for early-stage disease than white patients.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Most American Women Haven’t Heard of Breast Implant-Related Lymphoma

Only about 1 out 7 American women have heard about breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – an immune system cancer occurring in a small percentage of women with breast implants, according to a new survey.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Neural network can determine lung cancer severity

NIBIB-funded researchers at Stanford University have created an artificial neural network that analyzes lung CT scans to provide information about lung cancer severity that can guide treatment options.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature Machine Intelligence, May-2020; R01EB020527

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: June 2020 Edition

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Inherited mutation found among Brazilians increases cancer risk

Genomic research helps explain why some people with a common TP53 mutation widespread in Brazil get cancer while others do not.

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Science Advances, June 24, 2020

Embargo expired on 24-Jun-2020 at 14:00 ET

MSK Researchers Find that Common Cancer Treatments Don’t Worsen Coronavirus Infection

A team of researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) reported on the epidemiology of COVID-19 illness experienced at an NCI-designated cancer center during the height of pandemic in New York City.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nature Medicine

American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

The American Cancer Society recently updated its nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention. These updates focus on increasing physical activity and developing healthy eating patterns at every age, with an emphasis on maintainin...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Policy and Public Affairs

Managing Abnormal Results on Cervical Cancer Screening: ASCCP Issues Updated Guidelines

Replacing guidelines for managing women with abnormal results on cervical cancer screening test from 2012, new recommendations from ASCCP emphasize more precise management based on estimates of the patient’s risk – enabling more personalized reco...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease


USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $5 million for cancer drug discoveries

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $5 million for cancer drug discoveries

– Keck Medicine of USC

How to Recognize Side-Effects from Immunotherapy? New NCCN Guidelines for Patients can Help

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Immunotherapy Side Effects - Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors from National Comprehensive Cancer Network and NCCN Foundation shares information for patients and caregivers on how to recognize and manage adverse events fr...

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

Lerman Named AACI President-Elect; Three Other Cancer Center Leaders Added to Board of Directors

The members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) have elected Caryn Lerman, PhD, as vice president/president-elect of AACI’s board of directors. Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, and Robert Winn, MD, have been elected as new board membe...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: 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

Poseidon Innovation Announces Funding for Three UC San Diego Researchers

UC San Diego and Deerfield Management created Poseidon Innovation to support researchers working to advance disease-curing therapeutics by funding early stage projects and expediting the drug-development cycle. Poseidon announces it is funding three...

– University of California San Diego

Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Announce Intent to Collaborate in Cancer Care

Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, on behalf of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), have entered into an agreement to design a long-term collaboration in cancer care, including VICC hematology-oncology services at Er...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

St. Jude Cloud portal expands access to treasure trove of pediatric solid tumor data

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital develops the Childhood Solid Tumor Network data portal to speed discoveries and novel therapies for treatment of childhood solid tumors

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Childhood Solid Tumor Network

MD Anderson and UT Austin Create Unique Data-Driven Collaboration to Eliminate Cancer Using Novel Mathematical and Computational Approaches

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and two institutions at The University of Texas at Austin – the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – today announced a new in...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston Methodist oncologist available to comment on NCI model predicting 10,000 additional breast/colorectal cancer deaths due to COVID-19

– Houston Methodist





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