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Newswise: Goldstein to Use $2.7M NCI Grant to Develop, Test Warnings for Little Cigars, Cigarillos
Released: 9-Oct-2019 10:55 AM EDT
Goldstein to Use $2.7M NCI Grant to Develop, Test Warnings for Little Cigars, Cigarillos
University of North Carolina Health Care System

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 11-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: UAB Cancer Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Modernized Facility
Released: 17-Sep-2013 2:00 PM EDT
UAB Cancer Center Celebrates Grand Opening of Modernized Facility
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

On Friday, Aug. 23, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center celebrated the public grand opening of the renovated Lurleen B. Wallace Tumor Institute (WTI).

Newswise: UC Davis Patient Embraces Personalized Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Released: 10-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT
UC Davis Patient Embraces Personalized Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

As a woman in her mid-forties who didn’t smoke, Elizabeth Lacasia never expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer. But in 2006, after she developed a persistent and serious cough, a chest X-ray and CT scan revealed several tumors in her lower left lung.

Newswise: Wear Your Vegetables
Released: 4-Sep-2013 4:05 PM EDT
Wear Your Vegetables
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

With skin cancer emerging as one of the world’s most prevalent forms of cancer, researchers are using every tool at their disposal to fight this disease. The tool of choice for Sally Dickinson, PhD? Broccoli.

Newswise: Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center
Released: 20-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Dana-Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

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Released: 20-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT
UCCCC Researchers Pinpoint Tumor Suppressor Gene Involved in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) have identified a gene that contributes to the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This pivotal finding follows 40 years of University of Chicago research that has slowly unraveled the genetic basis of leukemia.

Newswise: Researchers Working to Prevent Cancer in High-Risk Populations
Released: 6-Aug-2013 10:40 AM EDT
Researchers Working to Prevent Cancer in High-Risk Populations
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Researchers at the University of Kansas Cancer Center's Cancer Control and Population Health program address the enormous health disparities common among American Indians and other populations at risk.

Newswise: University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Released: 23-Jul-2013 11:00 AM EDT
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

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Released: 23-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT
UPMC's 'Big Data' Shows Promise for Cancer Care
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Just eight months after UPMC announced a $100 million, five-year project to create a novel warehouse of clinical and other data, UPCI researchers said they had found intriguing differences between some breast cancer patients which eventually could provide a roadmap for developing these targeted, personalized therapies.

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Released: 12-Jul-2013 1:15 PM EDT
Cancer Therapy & Research Center
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

Newswise: ‘Promising Target’ Found in Treating Deadly Brain Cancer at UVA
Released: 1-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT
‘Promising Target’ Found in Treating Deadly Brain Cancer at UVA
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Researchers at the University of Virginia Cancer Center have identified a promising target for treating glioblastoma, one that appears to avoid many of the obstacles that typically frustrate efforts to develop effective treatments for this deadliest of cancers.

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Released: 1-Jul-2013 2:25 PM EDT
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as well as a look at its current initiatives.

Newswise: Cancer Services Expand at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with New Hospital
Released: 25-Jun-2013 2:40 PM EDT
Cancer Services Expand at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with New Hospital
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expands its cancer services with the opening in December 2013 of a six-floor addition to its Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Newswise: Kidney Cancer Progression Linked to Shifts in Tumor Metabolism
21-Jun-2013 1:25 PM EDT
Kidney Cancer Progression Linked to Shifts in Tumor Metabolism
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

Investigators in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have uncovered a connection between how tumor cells use energy from metabolic processes and the aggressiveness of the most common form of kidney cancer, clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC).

Newswise: Siteman Cancer Center
Released: 21-Jun-2013 1:55 PM EDT
Siteman Cancer Center
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the Siteman Cancer Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

Newswise: Albert Einstein Cancer Institute
Released: 11-Jun-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Albert Einstein Cancer Institute
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

Newswise: Wistar and the Future of Team Science
Released: 11-Jun-2013 8:55 AM EDT
Wistar and the Future of Team Science
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

For Dario Altieri, M.D., the future of cancer medicine at The Wistar Institute reads something like a treatment for a superhero film. Dr. Altieri is director of Wistar’s NCI-designated Cancer Center and the Institute’s Chief Scientific Officer, and he wants to accelerate the rate at which bench science affects cancer medicine.

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Released: 4-Jun-2013 12:50 PM EDT
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Among the research institutions the National Cancer Institute funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. This profile provides some history of Abramson Cancer Center as well as a look at its current initiatives.

Newswise: Yale Cancer Center Carves New Path in Immunotherapy
Released: 3-Jun-2013 11:00 AM EDT
Yale Cancer Center Carves New Path in Immunotherapy
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Cancer immunotherapy is showing promise in treating patients with a variety of advanced, metastatic tumors, as evidenced by two newly unveiled studies from Yale Cancer Center.

Newswise: TCGA Researchers Identify Potential Drug Targets, Markers for Leukemia Risk
Released: 1-May-2013 2:05 PM EDT
TCGA Researchers Identify Potential Drug Targets, Markers for Leukemia Risk
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

Investigators for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have detailed and broadly classified the genomic alterations that frequently underlie the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a deadly cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Their work paints a picture of a cancer marked by relatively few mutations compared to other types of cancer occurring in adults.

Newswise: Study Establishes Basis for Genomic Classification of Endometrial Cancers
Released: 1-May-2013 1:55 PM EDT
Study Establishes Basis for Genomic Classification of Endometrial Cancers
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

A comprehensive genomic analysis of nearly 400 endometrial tumors suggests that certain molecular characteristics – such as the frequency of mutations – could complement current pathology methods and help distinguish between principal types of endometrial tumors, as well as provide insights into potential treatment strategies. In addition, the study, led by investigators in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network, revealed four novel tumor subtypes, while also identifying genomic similarities between endometrial and other types of cancers, including breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.

Newswise: National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH Creates Comprehensive Cancer News Source with Newswise
23-Apr-2013 9:00 AM EDT
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH Creates Comprehensive Cancer News Source with Newswise
Newswise

The Cancer News Source, made possible through a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Newswise, provides up-to-date, comprehensive, quality content on the latest developments in cancer research, patient care, treatment innovations, and scientific advances. The Cancer News Source, and the weekly Cancer News Wire sent by email each Tuesday, serves as a resource for journalists, communicators, and members of the public interested in cancer news.

Newswise: Bevacizumab Significantly Improves Survival for Patients with Recurrent and Metastatic Cervical Cancer
Released: 8-Feb-2013 10:00 AM EST
Bevacizumab Significantly Improves Survival for Patients with Recurrent and Metastatic Cervical Cancer
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

Patients with advanced, recurrent, or persistent cervical cancer that was not curable with standard treatment who received the drug bevacizumab (Avastin) lived 3.7 months longer than patients who did not receive the drug, according to an interim analysis of a large, randomized clinical trial.

Newswise: “Bringing Light” to Cancer Patients: Dr. Jim Olson Talks with the NCI about the Tumor Paint Imaging Drug
Released: 23-Jan-2013 4:30 PM EST
“Bringing Light” to Cancer Patients: Dr. Jim Olson Talks with the NCI about the Tumor Paint Imaging Drug
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

On a clear evening in Seattle last September, a hundred people gathered silently in the courtyard of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The usually talkative group had just watched Bringing Light, a 3-minute documentary about a new drug that could transform the field of cancer surgery.

Newswise: Three Questions About HPV Vaccination
Released: 18-Jan-2013 11:45 AM EST
Three Questions About HPV Vaccination
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

In 2009, more than 30,000 people in the U.S. learned they had cancer linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus is best known for causing cervical cancer, but it’s also the culprit behind many cancers of the mouth, throat, anus, and genitals. Unlike many forms of cancer, for which we lack the knowledge and tools to prevent, scientists have figured out how to dodge HPV-triggered cancers — by HPV vaccination. Vaccination against HPV thwarts the viruses’ spread, wrecking its ability to jump between people. Wiping out HPV could mean shutting down a big source of cancer cases — more than 3 percent of all diagnoses nationwide.

Newswise: Report to the Nation Shows U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop
Released: 7-Jan-2013 4:00 PM EST
Report to the Nation Shows U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2009, shows that overall cancer death rates continued to decline in the United States among both men and women, among all major racial and ethnic groups, and for all of the most common cancer sites, including lung, colon and rectum, female breast, and prostate. However, the report also shows that death rates continued to increase during the latest time period (2000 through 2009) for melanoma of the skin (among men only) and for cancers of the liver, pancreas, and uterus. The special feature section on human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers shows that incidence rates are increasing for HPV-associated oropharyngeal and anal cancers and that vaccination coverage levels in the U.S. during 2008 and 2010 remained low among adolescent girls.

Released: 7-Jan-2013 4:00 PM EST
Questions and Answers: Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2009, Featuring the Burden and Trends in HPV-Associated Cancers and HPV Vaccination Coverage Levels
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

Have questions about the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer? We have answered some common inquiries about the report and the findings.

Newswise: The Living Lab: Navigating Into Cells
Released: 7-Jan-2013 8:00 AM EST
The Living Lab: Navigating Into Cells
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

How do viruses attach to cells? How do proteins interact and mediate infection? How do molecular machines organize themselves in healthy cells? How do they differ in diseased cells? These are the types of questions National Institutes of Health researchers ask in the recently established Living Lab for Structural Biology, questions they strive to answer through the most sophisticated of imaging techniques.


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