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Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
New gene map reveals cancer's Achilles heel
Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, creating a long-awaited foothold for understanding how our genome works and which genes are crucial in disease like cancer.

Contact: Jovana Drinjakovic
University of Toronto

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Breast MRI after mammography may identify additional aggressive cancers
Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a new study. Researchers said that in some cases MRI findings of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment.

Contact: Linda Brooks
Radiological Society of North America

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Antibody-drug compounds and immunotherapy to treat breast cancer
To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. Researchers from the University and University Hospital Basel have now for the first time successfully combined such an antibody-drug conjugate with a therapy that stimulates the immune system to attack tumor cells. This opens the door to new therapeutic options in the treatment of breast cancer.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
University of Basel

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
European Journal of Cancer
Optimal care for older cancer patients should target relevant HRQOL domains according to EORTC study
'It was a huge benefit for us to be able to pool data from 25 closed EORTC trials and make the most of the data we had collected from over 6,000 patients.'

Contact: John Bean
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
New study on complete response rates for late-stage cancer
The report, 'Chemotherapy for Late-Stage Cancer Patients: Meta-Analysis of Complete Response Rates' by colleagues at Melbourne and Adelaide universities, has passed peer review on F1000Research.

Contact: Andrew Baud
Faculty of 1000

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Virginia Tech's Verbridge and Davalos describe novel tumor treatment in Scientific Reports
In the first published results from a $386,000 National Cancer Institute grant awarded earlier this year, a paper by Scott Verbridge and Rafael Davalos in Scientific Reports has been published, describing the researchers' work on developing a new type of treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly malignant primary brain tumor.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Breast Cancer Research
Breast cancer clinic attributes increased uptake of double mastectomies to Angelina Jolie effect
Researchers at a breast cancer prevention clinic in Manchester, UK, have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the procedure.

Contact: Shane Canning
BioMed Central

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
An ounce of cancer prevention is worth a moment of your attention
What if you could visit the doctor for a blood test that predicted your personal cancer risk -- then got a simple prescription that reduced that risk? The latest Special Issue in ecancermedicalscience hones in the three moving pieces in the above scenario -- biomarkers, screening and prevention.

Contact: Audrey Nailor

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
RSNA 2015 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting
Subsolid lung nodules pose greater cancer risk to women than men
Women with a certain type of lung nodule visible on lung cancer screening CT exams face a higher risk of lung cancer than men with similar nodules, according to a new study.

Contact: Linda Brooks
Radiological Society of North America

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Cancer Research
Scientists identify promising new melanoma drug
The first-in-class compound halts tumor growth by disrupting protein production.
Melanoma Research Alliance

Contact: Susan Gammon
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discover Institute

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
UEG Week 2015
Reducing the risk of CRC by tackling alcohol misuse: A call for action across Europe
With approximately one in 10 cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) associated with alcohol consumption, healthcare professionals across Europe are being urged to help reduce the risk of CRC by taking positive action against alcohol misuse and dependence.

Contact: Luke Paskins
Spink Health

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Nature Immunology
Researchers discover how immune cells resist radiation treatment
Researchers at The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a key mechanism by which radiation treatment (radiotherapy) fails to completely destroy tumors. And, in the journal Nature Immunology, they offer a novel solution to promote successful radiotherapy for the millions of cancer patients who are treated with it.
National Institutes of Health, American Medical Association, NIH/National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lucia Lee
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Investigational drug may prevent life-threatening muscle loss in advanced cancers
New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 while in testing, was developed and tested in preclinical studies at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Lucius A. Wing Endowed Chair Fund, Cure for Pancreatic Cancer Philanthropic Fund, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and OSUCCC - James

Contact: Amanda J Harper
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Two MD Anderson faculty named as prestigious AAAS Fellows
Distinguished contributions to understanding p53 tumor suppression in stem cells and breakthrough advances in treating breast cancer have earned two scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center membership in a notable association of scholars.

Contact: Lany Kimmons
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Breast Cancer
Forecasting the path of breast cancer in a patient
USC researchers have developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the Web.
NIH/National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers Transnetwork Grant

Contact: Zen Vuong
University of Southern California

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Nature Genetics
New class of RNA tumor suppressors identified by Stanford researchers
A pair of RNA molecules originally thought to be no more than cellular housekeepers are deleted in over a quarter of common human cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
US Veterans Administration's Office of Research and Development, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Krista Conger
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
20th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology
Combination of bevacizumab and lomustine with first recurrence of glioblastoma prolongs PFS but not OS
Results of EORTC trial 26101 presented today at the 20th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology showed that bevacizumab treatment in patients with progressive glioblastoma, despite prolonged progression-free survival, does not confer a survival advantage.

Contact: John Bean
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
City-wide effort boosts NYC's colorectal cancer screening rates and eliminates racial disparities in screening
A concerted effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates led to a dramatic increase in NYC screening colonoscopy rates among average-risk men and women and eliminated racial/ethnic disparities in screening. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the program may serve as a foundation for other communities to boost cancer screening rates.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
City-wide effort boosts NYC's colorectal cancer screening rates
A coalition formed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene which included a team from Mount Sinai to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York City resulted in a 40 percent increase in screening rates over four years.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Lucia Lee
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
New research suggests a novel route in the fight against cancer
In a new study published today in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, scientists from the University of Surrey have uncovered a collection of important proteins that carry out and regulate critical biological processes. As the malfunctioning of these proteins and processes are linked to diseases such as cancer, their findings could help with the development of more effective therapies for treating incurable and debilitating illnesses.

Contact: Peter La
University of Surrey

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Exploring the causes of cancer
Cells communicate with other cells in our bodies by sending and receiving signals. Cancer can occur when these signals are 'dysregulated' and abnormal cells grow out of control.

Contact: Anne Craig
Queen's University

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Practical Radiation Oncology
New ASTRO template helps radiation oncologists guide cancer survivors through ongoing care
A new template published by the American Society for Radiation Oncology standardizes and streamlines the creation of patient-focused plans for long-term cancer survivor care following radiation therapy.

Contact: Liz Gardner
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
New test may improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancers
Collecting blood samples from the portal vein can provide much more information about pancreatic cancer than taking blood from vein in the arm. Researchers found circulating tumors cells in 100 percent of 18 patients with suspected tumors in the pancreas and bile ducts. Standard samples detected tumors cells in only four patients.
National Institutes of Health, Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Harriet and Allan Wulfstat, Gerald O. Mann Charitable Foundation, LLK (Live Like Katie) Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Contact: John Easton
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Nature Materials
A tumor that can unroll: Engineers create new technology for understanding cancer growth
U of T engineers are unrolling the mysteries of cancer -- literally. They have developed a way to grow cancer cells in the form of a rolled-up sheet that mimics the 3-D environment of a tumor, yet can also be taken apart in seconds. The platform, described in a new Nature Materials paper, offers a way to speed up the development of new drugs and therapies and ask new questions about how cancer cells behave.

Contact: RJ Taylor
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Osteoporosis International and European Journal of Applied Physiology
Football strengthens the bones of men with prostate cancer
Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. But one hour's football training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of the treatment, according to University of Copenhagen scientists.

Contact: Peter Krustrup
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

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