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Study: surgical delay associated with increased risk in some gastrointestinal malignancies

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread cancellations of electively-scheduled or “non-emergency” operations were implemented to free up hospital beds and conserve protective equipment for health care workers. For some conditions, including ca...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Expanded Efforts, Focused Approach

Physicians and scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are committed to improving lung cancer outcomes in Kansas.

– University of Kansas Cancer Center

A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

Loyola Medicine Specialist Transforms Face for Cancer Patient

When 62-year-old Bartlett resident Norvell Bujarski was diagnosed with cancer, it was advanced. When he learned that he had squamous cell cancer of the nasal cavity, he didn’t want to settle for noninvasive approaches that may only offer him a part...

– Loyola Medicine

St. Jude researchers create an analytic tool that opens a new frontier of cancer discovery

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed software to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in vast regions of the human genome

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Nature Genetics, July-2020

Embargo expired on 06-Jul-2020 at 11:00 ET

Moffitt Researchers Identify Protein that Causes Epithelial Cancers to Spread

In a new article published in the July issue of Cancer Research, Elsa Flores, Ph.D., and her team discovered a key protein that oscillates its expression through microRNA regulation to facilitate cancer spread to distant organs. This protein is ∆N...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Research, July-2020

Study Suggests Method to Starve Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Rather than attacking cancer cells directly, new cell-model research probes weaknesses in pancreatic cancer’s interactions with other cells to obtain nutrients needed for tumor growth.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nature Metabolism

A Different Chia-PET Provides Insight Into Prostate Cancer

DALLAS – July 6, 2020 – UT Southwestern researchers have identified vast webs of small snippets of the genome that interact with each other and with genes to promote prostate cancer. Their findings, published June 22 in the Journal of Clinical In...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Investigation; R00CA160640, R01CA245294, RP190454, W81XWH-17-1-0675, P50CA196516

July is National UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month, the perfect time to raise awareness about the risk of developing sun-related skin cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares tips about how to reduce skin cancer risk during the summer months when UV rays are the stronges...

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– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Understanding The Circadian Clocks of Individual Cells

DALLAS – July 2, 2020 – Two new studies led by UT Southwestern scientists outline how individual cells maintain their internal clocks, driven both through heritable and random means. These findings, published online May 1 in PNAS and May 27 in eL...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

PNAS; eLife

Tiny mineral particles are better vehicles for promising gene therapy

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have developed a safer and more efficient way to deliver a promising new method for treating cancer and liver disorders and for vaccination — including a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Therapeutics that ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Advances July 1, 2020

Moffitt Researchers Develop Tool to Detect Patients at High Risk for Poor Lung Cancer Outcomes

In a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have shown how the use of radiomics can improve lung cancer screening by identifying early stage lung cancer patients who may be at high risk for poorer outcomes...

– Moffitt Cancer Center

Nature Scientific Reports, June-2020

Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy

Scientists at Hokkaido University and collaborators have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance, resulting in poor prognosis of cancer patients.

– Hokkaido University

Cancer Research

Expert in Early Phase Therapeutics Joins NYU Langone Health as Associate Director for Clinical Research at Perlmutter Cancer Center

Janice M. Mehnert, MD, a nationally recognized expert in early phase therapeutics and the treatment of skin malignancies, has been appointed associate director for clinical research at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. She assumes her ...

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– NYU Langone Health

Number of Hospitalizations Can Be Important Clinical Indicator for Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Patients who were unexpectedly hospitalized for dehydration, fever or other ailments while undergoing radiation treatment for head and neck cancers were at a higher risk for less favorable outcomes, a new study from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer ...

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oral Oncology; P30CA016056


Tackle Kids Cancer Receives $250,000 Gift from Sohn Conference Foundation to Benefit Pediatric Cancer and Patient Care at Hackensack Meridian Health

Foundation receives generous donation from corporate partner to combat pediatric cancer and benefit patient care

– Hackensack Meridian Health

American Cancer Society awards Research Scholar Grant to Brooke Emerling

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that the American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Brooke Emerling, Ph.D., a Research Scholar Grant to study a new approach to targeting tumors that have a mutation in the p53 ...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Epigenetics Researcher Yang Shi Appointed Member of Ludwig Oxford

It is with great pleasure that Ludwig Cancer Research announces the appointment of Yang Shi as Member of the Oxford Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

– Ludwig Cancer Research

AACI Welcomes University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Center at Brown University to Membership Roster

This month the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) welcomed University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC) and Cancer Center at Brown University, bringing the association’s total number of members to 102.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Higher Education Events

Lobo Cancer Challenge Goes Virtual

This year, the Lobo Cancer Challenge is meeting the challenge of a global pandemic by holding the event virtually on Saturday, Sept. 19. Far from a limitation, a virtual event will give participants the opportunity to set new courses, find different ...

– University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center


Study Explores Possible Candidates for Vaccine Treatment for Liver Cancer

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology





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