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Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Experimental treatment sends deadly leukemia into remission
An experimental new treatment approach for a rare, deadly leukemia can send the disease into remission even in patients for whom the standard therapy has failed, a pilot study has found. The study is 'proof of principle' the cutting-edge approach could be used to treat many other cancers as well.

Contact: Josh Barney
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Cell Metabolism
New drug squashes cancer's last-ditch efforts to survive
The Salk Institute and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute created a compound that stops a cellular recycling process.

Contact: Salk Communications
Salk Institute

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Compound in magnolia may combat head and neck cancers
As one of the compounds in magnolia extract, honokiol has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. More recently, scientists, including a team with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have been revealing its cancer-fighting properties.
US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Jeffrey Hester
Veterans Affairs Research Communications

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Development of new blood vessels not essential to growth of lymph node metastases
A Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center research team reports has found that the growth of metastases in lymph nodes -- the most common site of cancer spread -- does not require the development of new blood vessels, potentially explaining why antiangiogenesis drugs have failed to prevent the development of new metastases.
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Contact: Katie Marquedant
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
New class of compounds shrinks pancreatic cancer tumours and prevents regrowth
Scientists from UCL (University College London) have designed a chemical compound that has reduced the growth of pancreatic cancer tumours by 80 percent in treated mice. The compound, called MM41, was designed to block faulty genes. It appears to do this by targeting little knots in their DNA, called quadruplexes, which are very different from normal DNA and which are especially found in faulty genes.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Contact: Abi Chard
University College London

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Chemistry & Biology
New approach holds promise for earlier, easier detection of colorectal cancer
Chemists at Caltech have developed a new sensitive electrochemical technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples -- a method that could one day be used in clinical settings for the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Cancer and vampires: An evolutionary approach
A Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist has developed a new Internet tool that will allow any investigator, physician or patient to analyze genes according to their evolutionary profile and find associated genes. The tool combines genomics and informatics to enables the rapid, cost-free identification of genes responsible for diseases, by inputting results from genetic mapping studies concerning suspected genes, and identifying connections to known genes with association to diseases.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
IU research: A microRNA may provide therapy against pancreatic cancer
Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports.
Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Contact: Michael Schug
Indiana University

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Eavesdropping on the body: New device tracks chemical signals within cells
Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately 'listens in' on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. The tool improves our understanding of how cancerous growth begins, and could identify new targets for cancer medications.

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

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Tobacco Control
As smoking declines, more are likely to quit
Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are 'unable or unwilling to quit.' The strategy, embraced by both industry and some public health advocates, is based on the assumption that as smoking declines overall, only those who cannot quit will remain. A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found just the opposite.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Lisa Potter
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Science Translational Medicine
DNA shed from head and neck tumors detected in blood and saliva
On the hunt for better cancer screening tests, Johns Hopkins scientists led a proof of principle study that successfully identified tumor DNA shed into the blood and saliva of 93 patients with head and neck cancer. A report on the findings is published in the June 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.
Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund for Cancer Research, Conrad R. Hilton Foundation, Banyan Gate Foundation, Swim Across America, Sol Goldman Sequencing Facility at Johns Hopkins, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Vanessa Wasta
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Targeting telomeres, the timekeepers of cells, could improve chemotherapy
In an unexpected finding, the Salk Institute and collaborators show how disabling telomere protection during cell division prompts cell death.

Contact: Salk Communications
Salk Institute

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Tiny particles in blood useful for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
A protein encoded by the gene glypican-1 present on cancer exosomes may be used as part of a potential non-invasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early pancreatic cancer, potentially at a stage amenable to surgical treatment, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact: Ron Gilmore
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
Eating Behaviors
Eating in the absence of hunger: A recipe for expanding waistline
QUT researcher Dr Stephanie Fay has found that snacking when you're not hungry can cause weight gain as much as overly large portion sizes and energy-rich foods. Her findings have just been published in an international journal.

Contact: Amanda Weaver
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Detroit patients' contributions to national study re-define low-grade brain tumor diagnosis
Sixty-seven patients from the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital and their families made important contributions to a national cancer study that proposes a change in how some brain tumors are classified and ultimately treated. Published in the July 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the study reveals that a tumor's DNA is key to determining if a lower-grade malignant brain tumor may rapidly progress to glioblastoma.

Contact: Krista Hopson Boyer
Henry Ford Health System

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
The American Journal of Surgical Pathology
'Smarter' ordering of breast biomarker tests could save millions in health care dollars
A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health care spending without compromising care, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Current blood cancer drug prices not justified, MD Anderson study finds
The costs associated with cancer drug prices have risen dramatically over the past 15 years, which is of concern to many top oncologists. In a new analysis, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center concluded the majority of existing treatments for hematologic, or blood, cancers are currently priced too high to be considered cost-effective in the United States.

Contact: Clayton R. Boldt
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Journal of Adolescent Health
Adolescents uncertain about risks of marijuana, e-cigarettes, Stanford study finds
Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are harmful, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Erin Digitale
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Annals of Surgery
Researchers develop new breath test to diagnose esophageal and gastric cancer
Researchers have devised a breath test that can help doctors diagnose the early signs of esophageal and gastric cancer in minutes.
NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR-diagnostic Evidence Cooperatives

Contact: Maxine Myers
Imperial College London

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Genome Medicine
New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome
Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open-access journal Genome Medicine. The findings could eventually be used to identify a virulence signature in these cancers and help doctors predict how bacterial changes in patients' guts could affect their prognosis.

Contact: Alanna Orpen
BioMed Central

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Nanometric sensor designed to detect herbicides can help diagnose multiple sclerosis
A nanobiosensor for the early diagnosis of certain types of cancer, as well as nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, was developed by researches in São Paulo State, Brazil. The nanometric sensor is capable of identifying biomarkers of these pathological conditions. An article about the nanobiosensor has just been published as a cover feature by IEEE Sensors Journal.
FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Cancer Science
Smoking may impact survival after a breast cancer diagnosis
Researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Nature Genetics
Study identifies multiple genetic changes linked to increased pancreatic cancer risk
In a genome-wide association study believed to be the largest of its kind, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered four regions in the human genome where changes may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Annual low-dose CT screening safe and reliable for identifying pre-cancers
An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery.

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

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015
Drugs for impotence do not increase risk of melanoma
Using drugs for impotence does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma, researchers from Umeå University in Sweden conclude in a publication in JAMA, a top US medical journal. These results contradict previous research indicating such an association.

Contact: Mattias Grundström Mitz
Umea University

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