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12-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Water Pipe Smoking Causes Significant Exposure to Nicotine and Cancer-Causing Agents
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Young adults who smoked water pipes in hookah bars had elevated levels of nicotine, cotinine, tobacco-related cancer-causing agents, and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in their urine, and this may increase their risk for cancer and other chronic diseases, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Released: 6-May-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Nominations Sought for 2014 AACR Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research Award
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has issued a call for nominations for its 2014 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Prevention Research.

28-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Vitamin D deficiency was an indicator of aggressive prostate cancer and spread of the disease in European-American and African-American men who underwent their first prostate biopsy because of abnormal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and/or digital rectal examination (DRE) test results, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

28-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
New Model Can Predict Therapy Outcomes in Prostate Cancer With Bone Metastasis
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A new computational model that simulates bone metastasis of prostate cancer has the potential to rapidly assess experimental therapy outcomes and help develop personalized medicine for patients with this disease, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

15-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Chronic Inflammation May Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

7-Apr-2014 2:45 PM EDT
New SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Convergence Dream Team Announced
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), The Lustgarten Foundation, and the Fox Family Cancer Research Funding Trust, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a Dream Team dedicated to pancreatic cancer research during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9.

7-Apr-2014 2:50 PM EDT
Stand Up To Cancer and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation Announce New HPV Translational Research Team Grant
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a research team dedicated to HPV-related cancers during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation is supporting the translational research team by making an additional gift to Stand Up To Cancer.

28-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Study Shows Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

10-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Bladder Cancer Patient with Rare Genetic Mutations Shows Exceptional Response to Everolimus
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A patient with advanced bladder cancer experienced a complete response for 14 months to the drug combination everolimus and pazopanib in a phase I trial, and genomic profiling of his tumor revealed two alterations that may have caused this exceptional response, according to a study published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Released: 11-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Pezcoller Foundation and American Association for Cancer Research Honor Outstanding Achievements of Dr. Elaine Fuchs
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 Pezcoller Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Award for Cancer Research at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9, in recognition of her seminal work contributing to the understanding of mammalian skin, skin stem cells, and skin-related diseases, particularly cancers, genetic diseases, and proinflammatory disorders.

Released: 11-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT
American Association for Cancer Research Recognizes Contributions of Multi-institutional Research Team Against Brain Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will award the Eighth Annual AACR Team Science Award to the Duke University/Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Malignant Brain Tumor Team at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9. The award will be presented during the opening ceremony, Sunday, April 6, 8:15 a.m. PT.

Released: 28-Feb-2014 1:20 PM EST
American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Meeting in San Diego, April 5-9, 2014
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will showcase newsworthy research on clinical trials, epidemiology, immunology, epigenetics, laboratory science, and translational medicine at its Annual Meeting, April 5-9.

Released: 28-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST
Dr. John DiPersio Honored With American Association for Cancer Research-Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

John F. DiPersio, M.D., Ph.D., will be recognized with the 19th Annual American Association for Cancer Research-Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9.

Released: 28-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST
AACR and CRI Honor Dr. Robert Schreiber With Second Annual Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) will present Robert D. Schreiber, Ph.D., Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, and Director of the Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., with the second annual AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9.

Released: 28-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST
AACR-ACS Award for Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention to Honor Dr. Curtis C. Harris
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Cancer Society will recognize Curtis C. Harris, M.D., with the 23rd Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, to be held in San Diego, Calif., April 5-9.

30-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
Marker May Predict Response to Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Among patients with advanced melanoma, presence of higher levels of the protein vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in blood was associated with poor response to treatment with the immunotherapy ipilimumab, according to a study published in Cancer Immunology Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

27-Jan-2014 12:30 PM EST
New Data Contradict Current Recommendations for Management of Breast Biopsy Abnormalities
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Contrary to existing understanding, long-term follow-up of patients with two types of breast tissue abnormalities suggests that both types of abnormalities have the same potential to progress to breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Findings from this study could improve clinical management of patients with breast tissue abnormalities.

13-Jan-2014 11:00 AM EST
Researchers Identify Possible Explanation for Link Between Exercise and Improved Prostate Cancer Outcomes
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Men who walked at a fast pace prior to a prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18–21.

13-Jan-2014 11:30 AM EST
Melatonin May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21.

Released: 13-Jan-2014 11:25 AM EST
American Association for Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer Foundation to Host Conference on Prostate Cancer Research
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research and the Prostate Cancer Foundation will host the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 19-21.

Released: 20-Dec-2013 10:00 AM EST
New Data for Engineering Immune Cells Shows Early Promise in Solid Tumors
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Engineered immune cells, called CARTmeso cells, designed to direct antitumor immune responses toward tumors that carry a protein called mesothelin, showed antitumor activity in two patients with advanced cancers that had not responded to prior treatments, according to a study published in Cancer Immunology Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

3-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
Potential Biological Factor Contributing to Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Researchers have uncovered a potential biological factor that may contribute to disparities in prostate cancer incidence and mortality between African-American and non-Hispanic white men in the United States, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9.

3-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
Economic Factors May Affect Getting Guideline-Recommended Breast Cancer Treatment
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Women with interruptions in health insurance coverage or with low income levels had a significantly increased likelihood of failing to receive breast cancer care that is in concordance with recommended treatment guidelines, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9.

3-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
Diabetes Identified as Risk Factor for Liver Cancer Across Ethnic Groups
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Diabetes was associated with an increased risk for developing a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma, and this association was highest for Latinos, followed by Hawaiians, African-Americans, and Japanese-Americans, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9.

3-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
Biomarker Linked to Aggressive Breast Cancers, Poor Outcomes in African-Americans
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Among African-American women with breast cancer, increased levels of the protein HSET were associated with worse breast cancer outcomes, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9.

3-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
Certain Genetic Alterations May Explain Head and Neck Cancer Survival Disparities
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Certain genetic alterations to the PAX gene family may be responsible for survival disparities seen between African-American and non-Latino white men with head and neck cancer, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9.

3-Dec-2013 9:00 AM EST
Knowledge About HPV Vaccine Effectiveness Lacking
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Knowledge about the efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in preventing cervical cancer was lacking in the majority of survey respondents for whom the information would be relevant, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9.

5-Dec-2013 3:00 PM EST
Cigarette Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk of Death
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Men who continued to smoke after a cancer diagnosis had an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking after diagnosis, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

25-Nov-2013 11:00 AM EST
Negative BRCA Testing May Not Always Imply Lowered Breast Cancer Risk
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

20-Nov-2013 11:00 AM EST
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Increases Endometrial Cancer Risk
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Postmenopausal women who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer compared with women who did not drink sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

13-Nov-2013 12:00 PM EST
Smoking Increases Risk of Death for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Survivors
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Survivors of nasopharyngeal carcinoma who are former or current smokers are more likely to have their disease progress, relapse, or spread, and are more likely to die of their disease, compared with survivors of nasopharyngeal carcinoma who have never smoked, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Released: 14-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to Be Held Dec. 10-14
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research, The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and Baylor College of Medicine will be hosting the 2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 10–14, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Released: 7-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST
American Association for Cancer Research to Host Annual Conference on Science of Cancer Health Disparities
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host the sixth conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved on Dec. 6-9 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, in Atlanta, Ga.

30-Oct-2013 10:00 AM EDT
One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Prevent Cervical Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Women vaccinated with one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine had antibodies against the viruses that remained stable in their blood for four years, suggesting that a single dose of vaccine may be sufficient to generate long-term immune responses and protection against new HPV infections, and ultimately cervical cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

16-Oct-2013 11:45 AM EDT
Internet Users More Likely to Engage in Cancer-Preventive Behaviors
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Older men and women who used the internet were more likely to participate in screening for colorectal cancer, participate in physical activities, eat healthily, and smoke less, compared with those who did not use the internet, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

9-Oct-2013 9:40 AM EDT
New Imaging Technique Can Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes and Early Treatment Response
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and it can detect responses to treatment as early as two days after therapy administration, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Released: 9-Oct-2013 9:45 AM EDT
American Association for Cancer Research Co-Hosts Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) will host their annual International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics from Oct. 19-23, 2013, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.

1-Oct-2013 9:10 AM EDT
Walking Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

30-Sep-2013 1:30 PM EDT
Cancer Survivors in Rural Areas Forgo Health Care Because of Cost
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Older cancer survivors living in rural areas were more likely to forgo medical and dental care because of financial concerns compared with older cancer survivors living in urban areas, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

23-Sep-2013 9:20 AM EDT
Repurposed Antidepressants Have Potential to Treat Small-cell Lung Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A bioinformatics approach to repurposing drugs resulted in identification of a class of antidepressants as a potential new treatment for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), according to a study published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Released: 26-Sep-2013 10:00 AM EDT
American Association for Cancer Research Co-Hosts Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) will host their annual International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics from Oct. 19-23, 2013, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.

18-Sep-2013 9:50 AM EDT
Some Childhood Cancer Survivors May Face Subsequent Renal Problems
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Adult survivors of childhood cancers who underwent certain chemotherapy treatments or kidney surgery had worse kidney function that did not recover over time. Because of this, they may be at higher risk for premature renal failure, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

11-Sep-2013 9:45 AM EDT
New Marker Identified for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A protein called isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1) is present at high levels in lung cancers and can be detected in the blood, making it a noninvasive diagnostic marker for lung cancers, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

5-Sep-2013 9:00 AM EDT
NCI Scientists Identify Targets for Melanoma Immunotherapy
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Using a highly sensitive technology called NanoString, researchers have identified seven targets that could potentially be used to develop new immunotherapies for patients with metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

3-Sep-2013 10:00 AM EDT
New Method for Early Detection of Colon Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A new, highly sensitive method to detect genetic variations that initiate colon cancer could be readily used for noninvasive colon cancer screening, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Released: 27-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and American Association for Cancer Research Invite Applications for 2014 Research Grants
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are pleased to announce the opening of the 2014 research grants program, which offers close to $5 million to support research that has direct application and relevance to pancreatic cancer.

19-Aug-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Poor Oral Health Linked to Cancer-Causing Oral HPV Infection
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Poor oral health, including gum disease and dental problems, was found to be associated with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which causes about 40 percent to 80 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

14-Aug-2013 9:45 AM EDT
“Reprogrammed” Treatment-Resistant Lymphomas Respond to Cancer Drugs
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A phase I clinical trial showed diffuse, large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) resistant to chemotherapy can be reprogrammed to respond to treatment using the drug azacitidine, according to a study published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

8-Aug-2013 9:30 AM EDT
Low-Grade Prostate Cancers May Not Become Aggressive with Time — Adds Support for “Watch and Wait” Approach
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Prostate cancer aggressiveness may be established when the tumor is formed and not alter with time, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

22-Jul-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Women’s Height Linked to Cancer Risk
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.



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