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Newswise: Landmark Study Shows Elevated Cancer Risk for Women with Endometriosis
Released: 17-Jul-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Landmark Study Shows Elevated Cancer Risk for Women with Endometriosis
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Women with endometriosis are four times more likely to develop ovarian cancer, and those with more severe cases are at an even greater risk.

Newswise: Why the Most Prescribed Chemotherapy Drug Can Cause Serious Heart Damage
Released: 17-Jul-2024 2:00 PM EDT
Why the Most Prescribed Chemotherapy Drug Can Cause Serious Heart Damage
Tufts University

There’s still much to learn about how doxorubicin, a 50-year-old chemotherapy drug, causes its most concerning side effects. While responsible for saving many lives, this treatment sometimes causes cardiac damage that stiffens the heart and puts a subset of patients at risk for future heart failure. To better understand and potentially control such complications, Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences researchers have isolated the immune cells that become overactive when patients take doxorubicin.

   
Newswise: New technique could help treat aggressive brain tumors
Released: 17-Jul-2024 1:05 PM EDT
New technique could help treat aggressive brain tumors
Virginia Tech

Tackling brain cancer is complicated, but groundbreaking new research could help add another tool to the cancer-fighting arsenal. A team from Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech published a paper in APL Bioengineering in May that explores a new option that could one day be used to target glioblastoma, a deadly and fast-growing brain tumor.

Newswise: UCI Health welcomes first patients to new Irvine cancer center
Released: 17-Jul-2024 1:00 PM EDT
UCI Health welcomes first patients to new Irvine cancer center
University of California, Irvine

The UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center opened its second clinical hub on July 16, marking a significant milestone in cancer care for Orange County. On the first day of operations, more than 160 patients received world-class care from specialists at the state-of-the-art facility, including 18 outpatient surgeries.

Released: 17-Jul-2024 12:30 PM EDT
Dr. Neha Vapiwala voted President-elect of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) recently elected five new officers to ASTRO’s Board of Directors: Neha Vapiwala, MD, FASTRO, as President-elect; Jean Wright, MD, FASTRO, as Clinical Affairs & Quality Council Vice Chair; Andrea Ng, MD, MPH, FASTRO, as Education Council Vice Chair; Christopher Corso, MD, PhD, as Government Relations Council Vice Chair; and Malika Siker, MD, FASTRO, as Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI) Council Vice Chair. The officers will begin their terms October 1 at ASTRO’s 66th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. 

Newswise: UTSW study identifies RNA molecule that regulates cellular aging
Released: 17-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT
UTSW study identifies RNA molecule that regulates cellular aging
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has discovered a new way that cells regulate senescence, an irreversible end to cell division.

Released: 17-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic study uncovers genetic cancer risks in 550 patients
Mayo Clinic

Current screening protocols fail to catch a notable number of people carrying genetic mutations associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome, which increase the risk of developing certain cancers. This issue is particularly pronounced among underrepresented minorities.

Released: 17-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
The Mount Sinai Hospital Ranked Among Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report®; Department of Geriatrics Claims No. 1 Spot in Specialty Rankings
Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Hospital, the flagship hospital of Mount Sinai Health System, was listed among the nation’s top hospitals for care excellence by U.S. News & World Report®, marking the ninth straight year the hospital has been listed among the top 20 in the country on the publication’s “Honor Roll.”

Released: 16-Jul-2024 2:50 PM EDT
Statement on Passage of Legislation Expanding Access to Breast Cancer Treatment for Missourians
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today issued the following statement on the passage of legislation to expand eligibility for the MO HealthNet Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment (BCCT) program, ensuring that all eligible individuals have access to vital treatment services, regardless of where they received their cancer screening and diagnosis.

Released: 16-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Many breast cancer survivors do not receive genetic testing, despite being eligible
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As cancer treatment and survivorship care relies more on understanding the genetic make-up of an individual’s tumor, a new study from the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center finds that many breast cancer survivors who meet criteria for genetic counseling and testing are not receiving it.

Newswise: Dr. Tanya Stoyanova receives $1.8 million to reveal new treatment strategies for advanced prostate cancer
Released: 16-Jul-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Dr. Tanya Stoyanova receives $1.8 million to reveal new treatment strategies for advanced prostate cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dr. Tanya Stoyanova, associate professor of molecular and medical pharmacology and urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA(Link is external) (Link opens in new window), was awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to identify new drivers and test new therapeutic strategies for advanced treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

Newswise: Cancer researchers receive grant to combat aggressive kidney cancer
Released: 16-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Cancer researchers receive grant to combat aggressive kidney cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center(Link opens in new window) have received an $800,000 grant from the V Foundation to find new ways to treat and prevent a severe form of kidney cancer associated with a hereditary syndrome caused by mutations in the fumarate hydratase (FH) gene.

Newswise: MedStar Washington Hospital Center Ranks Among Nation’s Best Hospitals and Shares the #1 Spot in the Washington Region
Released: 16-Jul-2024 8:15 AM EDT
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Ranks Among Nation’s Best Hospitals and Shares the #1 Spot in the Washington Region
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is tied for the #1 hospital in the Washington metro region in the 2024-2025 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. Additionally, two of MedStar Washington’s clinical programs are nationally ranked. Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery again ranked at #38 in the country.

Newswise: Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report, makes leap in national rankings
Released: 16-Jul-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report, makes leap in national rankings
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is again ranked the No. 1 hospital in Florida and the Jacksonville metro area in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" 2024-2025 rankings. Mayo Clinic in Florida has ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida for eight of the past nine years.

Released: 16-Jul-2024 12:05 AM EDT
MD Anderson ranked No. 1 in the nation for cancer care
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today was ranked number one in the nation for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-25 "Best Hospitals" survey. Since the survey's inception in 1990, MD Anderson has consistently been one of the top two hospitals in the nation for cancer care, and it has maintained the top ranking for the past 10 years.

Newswise: UT Southwestern once again ranked best hospital in DFW
Released: 15-Jul-2024 11:05 PM EDT
UT Southwestern once again ranked best hospital in DFW
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the eighth consecutive year and ranks among the nation’s top hospitals for care in 11 specialties – the most of any hospital in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list released today.

Released: 15-Jul-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Study reveals dual role of protein in cancer treatment
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The study, published in Cell Reports, reveals how IRF1 can both hinder and help the body's immune response to tumors, depending upon which cells the protein is found in.

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