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8-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
Soy, Cruciferous Vegetables Associated with Fewer Common Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in breast cancer survivors, say a team of scientists.

30-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EST
New Test Provides Accurate Measure of DNA Damage from Chemical Compounds
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new biomarker test developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and their colleagues can help predict, with up to 90 percent certainty, which chemical compounds can cause DNA damage that could lead to cancer.

   
17-Oct-2017 12:05 AM EDT
Indoor Tanning Dependency Common in Young Women, Especially In Those With Depression
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression were three times more likely to meet the criteria for having a tanning dependence.

1-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
NY State Medicaid Expansion Widened Racial Gap in Access to High-Quality Cancer Surgery
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion — what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care (ACA) — widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery, according to a new study from Georgetown University.

1-Oct-2017 7:05 PM EDT
Two Agents Deliver Knockout Punches to Ewing Sarcoma
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

When combined with an already FDA-approved chemotherapy, a novel agent developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, appears to halt the ability of Ewing sarcoma to grow and progress.

28-Sep-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In all, cigarette smokers who switch to e-cigarettes could live 86.7 million more years with policies that encourage cigarette smokers to switch completely to e-cigarettes.

Released: 3-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Animal Study Finds High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

   
Released: 26-Jun-2017 11:55 AM EDT
Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Patients with Advanced Melanoma
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Until recently, melanomas that had spread to the brain could only be treated with surgery and radiation therapy. And even with treatment, patients typically lived only a median of four months. However, patients like Kathy Roberts now have alternatives. After having surgery to repair the damage from the tumors in her ankle, her doctors encouraged her to enroll in a clinical trial of immunotherapy for patients with melanoma brain tumors at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, which she did.

14-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT
A Counterintuitive Finding That Could Benefit Younger Colorectal Cancer Patients
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Younger colon cancer patients appear to have more than three times as many mutations in their tumors as older patients, which could lead to more effective treatment decisions, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

14-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT
Deficiencies in Repair of DNA Identified in Many Types of Solid Tumors
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing cancer.

14-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT
Number of Mutations in a Tumor Varies by Age and Type of Cancer
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A team of investigators led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that the tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient’s cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors.

8-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST
Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful When Paired with Lung Cancer Screening
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.

26-Jan-2017 6:05 AM EST
Understanding When Eating Soy Might Help or Harm in Breast Cancer Treatment
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact – positive and negative – that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment.

31-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT
Study: Graphic Pictures on Cigarette Packs Would Significantly Reduce Smoking Death Rate
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Using prominent, graphic pictures on cigarette packs warning against smoking could avert more than 652,000 deaths, up to 92,000 low birth weight infants, up to 145,000 preterm births, and about 1,000 cases of sudden infant deaths in the U.S. over the next 50 years, say researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Released: 6-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Clarivate Analytics and Georgetown University Named a USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge Winner
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clarivate Analytics announced its third place win with Georgetown University in the USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge held by the U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Released: 4-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Chris Mortensen to Receive the 2016 NFLPA Georgetown Lombardi Award
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Award-winning ESPN journalist Chris Mortensen has been named this year’s NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award honoree.

30-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT
Inhibiting Production of One Protein Restores Treatment Benefit in Resistant Breast Cancer
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

In animal models of human breast cancer, inhibiting a single protein restores sensitivity to tamoxifen, a commonly used drug for treatment of some breast cancers.

7-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Tamoxifen Resistance Linked to High Estrogen Levels in Utero
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

An animal study suggests that resistance to tamoxifen therapy in some estrogen receptor positive breast cancers may originate from in utero exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. The study provides a new path forward in human research as about half of the breast cancers treated with this common cancer therapy do not respond well, say researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, who led the multi-institutional research.

Released: 6-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
2016 Ruesch Center Policy Briefing: Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts its 2016 Cancer Policy Briefing, Wednesday, September 14 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Georgetown University Law Center.

8-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Public Health Benefits of E-Cigarette Use Tend to Outweigh the Harms
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A modeling study by top tobacco control experts finds that e-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on “conservative estimates” of the likely uptake of vaping and smoking by adolescents and young adults. If used instead of smoking, e-cigarettes provide the potential to reduce harm and improve public health, says the lead author.

23-Jun-2016 5:00 AM EDT
In Mice, Daughters of Overweight Dads Have Altered Breast Tissue, Higher Cancer Risk
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. The findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

Released: 7-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT
GI Cancers Alliance Launches to Elevate Patients’ Voices Against Gastrointestinal Cancers
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Twenty cancer advocacy groups from around the United States announce the formation of the GI Cancers Alliance, committed to the fight against gastrointestinal cancers, which include many of the leading cancer killers.

21-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Top Tobacco Control Experts to FDA: Studies of E-Cigs Suggest More Benefit Than Harm
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a broad “open-minded” perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes.

Released: 4-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST
Georgetown Author Says Radiation Fears Will Be “Rearranged” With New Book, Strange Glow
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

It’s a common paradox. Why is it that some people fear using cellphones believing radiation from the device will cause a brain tumor, but will gladly have a whole body CT scan to check for diseases without any signs or symptoms of anything wrong? Why do others fear microwave ovens, but have no issue with the nearby nuclear power plant that provides electricity for their kitchens?

Released: 1-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Georgetown Lombardi Offers New Melanoma Study Comparing Two Treatment Regimens
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new nationwide clinical trial comparing two groups of drugs — both effective in treating melanoma.


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