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Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Products advertised on personalized cancer care websites: True or false claims?
Although there are only a few validated genetic tests specifying individual risks for certain cancers or which can help to select genomically targeted cancer therapies, the Internet is already a major source of marketing for both legitimate tests as well as those of dubious value, according to a study published March 5 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Contact: Zachary Rathner
Zachary.Rathner@oup.com
919-677-2697
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Nature Immunology
Energetic immune cells are vital for fighting disease
A good immune system relies on a key 'energy producing' protein in immune cells to develop immunity to vaccines and disease, an international team of scientists has found.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Victorian Government

Contact: Alan Gill
gill.a@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-719
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Unregulated web marketing of genetic tests for personalized cancer care raises concerns
Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically useful, according to a new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Anne Doerr
anne_doerr@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-4090
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
JAMA Oncology
Effect of follow-up of MGUS on survival in patients with multiple myeloma
Patients with multiple myeloma appear to have better survival if they are found to have monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance first, the state that precedes MM and which is typically diagnosed as part of a medical workup for another reason, according to a study published online by JAMA Oncology.

Contact: Sigurdur Y. Kristinsson
sigyngvi@hi.is
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Applied Physics Letters
Magnetic material attracts attention for cancer therapy
An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of magnetic material may open the doors to a new strategy for hyperthermia cancer treatment.

Contact: Glynis Smalley
glynis.smalley@monash.edu
61-408-027-848
Monash University

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
Cell
In vivo CRISPR-Cas9 screen sheds light on cancer metastasis and tumor evolution
For the first time, CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology has been employed in a whole organism model to systematically target every gene in the genome. A team of scientists have pioneered the use of this technology to 'knock out,' or turn off, all genes across the genome systematically in an animal model of cancer, revealing genes involved in tumor evolution and metastasis and paving the way for similar studies in other cell types and diseases.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Paul Goldsmith
paulg@broadinstitute.org
617-714-8600
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Public Release: 5-Mar-2015
JAMA Oncology
Trends of 21-gene recurrence score assay use in older patients with breast cancer
A genetic test for patients with breast cancer that helps to predict the risk of developing metastatic disease and the expected benefits of chemotherapy has been adopted quickly into clinical practice in a study of older patients and it appears to be used consistently within guidelines and equitably across geographic and racial groups, according to a study published online by JAMA Oncology.

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Molecular Systems Biology
Manipulating cells' shapes could treat breast cancer
Changing the shape of breast cancer cells could make the disease more sensitive to treatments -- even driving the body's own inflammatory response against a tumor -- a new study shows. Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, showed that the shape of a tumor cell is an important factor in determining its response to inflammatory molecules, which can either promote or inhibit cancer progression.
Cancer Research UK, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Amy Drummond
amy.drummond@icr.ac.uk
44-207-153-5359
Institute of Cancer Research

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Novel approach helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients, study finds
Early menopause can be prevented and fertility may be preserved in young women with early stage breast cancer, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Contact: Nora Dudley
nodudley@lumc.edu
708-216-6268
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Practical Radiation Oncology
ILROG issues treatment guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group has issued a guideline that outlines the use of 3-D computed tomography (CT)-based radiation therapy planning and volumetric image guidance to more effectively treat pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma and to reduce the radiation dose to normal tissue, thus decreasing the risk of late side effects.

Contact: Michelle Kirkwood
press@astro.org
703-286-1600
American Society for Radiation Oncology

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Hormone-blocking drug prevents ovarian failure and improves fertility in breast cancer patients
Breast cancer patients who are given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy are less likely to experience ovarian failure and more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to results from the Prevention of Early Menopause Study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Contact: Maureen Nagg
naggm@ccf.org
216-213-2844
Cleveland Clinic

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Cancer
Older, white males with advanced bladder cancer at high risk for suicide
Older, single white males with advanced bladder cancer have the highest suicide risk among those with other cancers of the male genitals and urinary system, researchers report.

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Family interventions reduce smoking rates in children and adolescents
A global review by Canada's University of Calgary and QUT into the effectiveness of family-based programs has found these programs can be highly effective in stopping children from taking up smoking.

Contact: Amanda Weaver
amanda.weaver@qut.edu.au
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Northeastern researchers make breakthrough discovery in cancer treatment
Michail Sitkovsky, an immunophysiology expert at Northeastern, and his research colleagues have found that supplemental oxygenation could shrink tumors and improve cancer immunotherapy.

Contact: Casey Bayer
c.bayer@neu.edu
617-373-2592
Northeastern University

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
JAMA
Long-term follow-up of benign thyroid nodules shows favorable prognosis
After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Sebastiano Filetti
sebastiano.filetti@uniroma1.it
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Flower-like magnetic nanoparticles target difficult tumors
Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next-generation magnetic nanoparticles may soon be treating deep-seated and difficult-to-reach tumors within the human body.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Radiology
MR spectroscopy shows precancerous breast changes in women with BRCA gene
A magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique that monitors biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
The BMJ
How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?
People have highly variable views on how much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening, finds a UK survey in The BMJ this week.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gzorlu@bmj.com
44-207-383-6920
BMJ

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Cell Metabolism
Researchers investigate possible colon cancer risk for new generation of weight-loss drugs
Gastric bypass and similar stomach-shrinking surgeries are a popular option for obese patients looking to lose weight or treat type 2 diabetes. While the surgeries have been linked to a decreased risk in many cancers, the single outlier is colon cancer. In Cell Metabolism, scientists present work in mice that could explain this association and raise safety concerns for a new generation of weight-loss drugs that mimic the biological after effects of these procedures.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Neurosurgery
Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds
Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Contact: Doug Bennett
dougbennett@ufl.edu
352-273-5706
University of Florida

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Health Affairs
Global studies in Health Affairs' March issue
The March issue of Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, contains several studies about global health. A flattening budget coupled with growing service demand drove the UK's National Health Service to seek spending cumulative efficiency savings of 17 percent over four years beginning in 2011. Identifying ineffective, overused, or inappropriate procedures was largely left to the local commissioning organizations to implement. The authors identified six high-volume but low-value procedures.

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Molecular Pharmacology
UC Davis scientists describe novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer
Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct.
National Institutes of Health, Neurological Sciences, UC Davis Research Investments in Science and Engineering, MIND Institute Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

Contact: Dorsey Griffith
dorsey.griffith@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9118
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Public Health Reports
UTMB study shows testosterone being prescribed when not medically needed
A new study by the University of Texas Medical Branch found that 20 percent of men were prescribed testosterone despite having normal testosterone levels based on the Endocrine Society's guidelines. The study also found that 39 percent of new testosterone users did not have a prostate cancer screening during the year before treatment and 56 percent were not screened during the year after starting treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
Breast Cancer Research
'Stem cell' test could identify most aggressive breast cancers
Testing breast cancer cells for how closely they resemble stem cells could identify women with the most aggressive disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast cancers with a similar pattern of gene activity to that of adult stem cells had a high chance of spreading to other parts of the body.
Medical Research Council, Institute of Cancer Research, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Cancer Research UK

Contact: Henry French
henry.french@icr.ac.uk
44-207-153-5582
Institute of Cancer Research

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
The BMJ
Agreement on best estimates of breast cancer overdiagnosis urgently needed to inform women
More than any other debate about overdiagnosis, the discussion of breast cancer has spilt from the pages of the specialist medical press into the public domain, argues a public health expert in The BMJ this week.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gzorlu@bmj.com
44-207-383-6920
BMJ

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