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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Radiation may lower potential for side effects of CAR T therapy in non-hodgkin's lymphoma
SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Radiation may lower the potential for side effects of CAR T therapy in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Radiation May Lower Potential for Side Effects of CAR T Therapy in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Credit: Penn Medicine
Treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients with radiation therapy as   ...more
Thursday, September 19, 2019
High-dose radiation a game changer in fighting deadly prostate cancer
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
by Alan Mozes, Healthday Reporter

High-dose radiation a game-changer in fighting deadly prostate cancer
(HealthDay)—In what might be a major breakthrough, researchers report that high doses of radiation dramatically prolonged survival in men battling an advanced and aggressive form of prostate cancer.


This particular type of cancer occurs wh  ...more
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Delaying treatment worsens head, neck cancer outcomes
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Delaying treatment worsens head, neck cancer outcomes
(HealthDay)—Delaying time to treatment initiation (TTI) beyond 60 days is associated with decreased overall survival and increased head and neck cancer recurrence, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

David Z. Liao, from the Albert Einstei  ...more
Thursday, September 19, 2019
New imaging technology could 'revolutionize' cancer surgery
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
by University of Waterloo

New imaging technology could 'revolutionize' cancer surgery
Parsin Haji Reza works in his lab. Credit: University of Waterloo
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention at the University of Waterloo to precisely locate the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.


The new imaging technolog  ...more
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Most American adults do not know that HPV causes oral, anal, and penile cancers
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

HPV
Electron micrograph of a negatively stained human papilloma virus (HPV) which occurs in human warts. Credit: public domain
More than 70% of U.S. adults are unaware that human papillomavirus (HPV) causes anal, penile, and oral cancers, according to an analysis led by researchers at The U  ...more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Leading oncologists and nutritionists pinpoint areas to catalyze nutrition-based cancer prevention
JULY 30, 2019
Leading oncologists and nutritionists pinpoint areas to catalyze nutrition-based cancer prevention
by Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

An international collaborative led by Ludwig Cancer Research and Cancer Research UK has identified key areas that are central to uncovering the complex relationship between nutrition and cancer. Advancing research   ...more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Researches novel triple-negative breast cancer treatments
JULY 26, 2019
Researches novel triple-negative breast cancer treatments
by Medical University of South Carolina

Hollings clinical scholar researches novel triple-negative breast cancer treatments

Working with patients while also doing research is the dream for translational physicians. As the newest Hollings Cancer Center clinical scholar, that dream will come t  ...more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Selinexor for multiple myeloma receives accelerated FDA approval
JULY 24, 2019
Selinexor for multiple myeloma receives accelerated FDA approval
by H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

A first-in-class drug recently granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adult patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma has been the subject of study at Moffitt Cancer Center for years. No  ...more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Delay from breast cancer diagnosis to chemotherapy after an operation may shorten survival
JULY 22, 2019
Delay from breast cancer diagnosis to chemotherapy after an operation may shorten survival
by American College of Surgeons

Women with breast cancer should start postoperative chemotherapy, when recommended, ideally within four months of their cancer diagnosis because new study findings show that waiting longer is associated with poorer overall surviva  ...more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Study hints at why an aggressive form of brain cancer is hard to treat
JULY 19, 2019
Study hints at why an aggressive form of brain cancer is hard to treat
by Abbey Bigler, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Study hints at why an aggressive form of brain cancer is hard to treat
An illustration representing the cellular states of glioblastoma. Credit: Sébastien Perroud
Glioblastoma is an incurable brain cancer that kills most patient  ...more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Promising system delivers chemo drug straight into tumors with fewer side effects
JULY 18, 2019
Promising system delivers chemo drug straight into tumors with fewer side effects
by Northwestern University

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors.

Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted drug activates, immediately  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 17, 2019 Broken heart syndrome linked with cancer
by Karen Astle, American Heart Association

Broken heart syndrome linked with cancer
Credit: American Heart Association

One in six people with broken heart syndrome had cancer and they were less likely to survive for five years after it occurred, according to new international research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Broken heart syndrome, a  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 16, 2019 Hurricane disasters associated with poorer outcomes for radiotherapy patients
by American Cancer Society

Lung cancer patients who had a hurricane disaster declared during radiotherapy had worse overall survival than those who completed treatment in normal circumstances, with longer disaster declarations associated with increasingly worse survival. The finding comes from a report by American Cancer Society investigators published in JAMA, which  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 15, 2019 Combined breast and gynecologic surgery: Study says not so fast
JULY 15, 2019
Combined breast and gynecologic surgery: Study says not so fast
by Garth Sundem, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Combined breast and gynecologic surgery: Study says not so fast
Sarah Tevis, MD. Credit: University of Colorado
Breast cancer patients and women undergoing cancer-preventive breast surgeries may consider combining these procedures with a hyste  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 11, 2019 How DNA outside cells can be targeted to prevent the spread of cancer
by Tokyo University of Science

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is DNA found in trace amounts in the blood, which has escaped degradation by enzymes. Scientists from Tokyo University of Science, led by Prof Ryushin Mizuta, have now discovered exactly how cfDNA is generated. They also talk about the applications of DNase1L3—the enzyme mainly responsible for generating cfDNA—as a  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 10, 2019 Study suggests possible link between sugary drinks and cancer
by British Medical Journal

A study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer.


While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings add to a growing body of evidence indicating that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, migh  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 9, 2019 The growing need for bone marrow donors
by Mayo Clinic News Network

Close to 5,000 people in the U.S. undergo a bone marrow transplant annually. Also known as a stem cell transplant, this procedure replaces damaged or diseased bone marrow with healthy cells.

The process involves wiping out the body's bone marrow and immune system with chemotherapy and sometimes radiation. Then healthy donor cells are in  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 8, 2019 The declining impact of federal funding on cancer innovation by Waseda University
Cancer research is a field that has been especially dependent on public funding. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), an independent institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established in 1937 to provide for, foster and coordinate research relating to cancer. As the largest funder of cancer research in the world, it has spent what is estimated at more   ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 6, 2019 Triplet-targeted therapy improves survival for patients with advanced colorectal cancer and BRAF mutations

by the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Triplet-targeted therapy improves survival for patients with advanced colorectal cancer and BRAF mutations
The trial results will be reported at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2019 by principal investigator Scott Kopetz, M.D., associate professor of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology. Credi  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 3, 2019 New study showing drug prolongs life for patients with ovarian cancer by University of Oklahoma


New study showing drug prolongs life for patients with ovarian cancer
Dr. Kathleen Moore. Credit: OU Medicine
Women with ovarian cancer who have undergone four or more rounds of chemotherapy typically haven't had much hope that another treatment option will lengthen their lives in a meaningful way. However, a new research study shows tremendous promise for a drug   ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
JULY 2, 2019 Long-term follow up is required to help maintain bone health in childhood cancer survivors
by International Osteoporosis Foundation

Long-term follow up is required to help maintain bone health in childhood cancer survivors

Advances in the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer have led to substantial improvements in survival, with a 5-year survival rate of childhood cancer close to 80%.


However, treatments such as chemotherapy and radiat  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Five-year survival less than 40 percent in seniors with DLBCL
JULY 1, 2019 Five-year survival less than 40 percent in seniors with DLBCL
(HealthDay)—Overall survival among older adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has improved over time, but five-year survival is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 12 in Leukemia & Lymphoma.

Jaime Shaw, from Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California, a  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
MS patients at a greater risk of cancer, new study suggests
JUNE 30, 2019
MS patients at a greater risk of cancer, a new study suggests
by The European Academy of Neurology

New results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in res  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two-in-one drug combining Herceptin with chemotherapy keeps women's breast cancers at bay
June 28, 2019, Institute of Cancer Research)
Guiding chemotherapy to a tumor by attaching it to the antibody-based target drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) is effective at treating women with breast cancer who have no other treatment options, a new clinical trial shows.


The two-in-one treatment kept breast cancer at bay in women with a type of the disease called HER2-  ...more
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Physicians unaware of breast density laws, cancer risk Physicians unaware of breast density laws, cancer risk
HealthDay)—June 27, 2019
Physicians need more education about breast density and breast cancer screening, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Women's Health.

Jordonna Brown, M.B.B.S., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues surveyed local physicians (primary care providers [PCPs], radiologists, and gyn  ...more
Thursday, June 27, 2019
New Urine Test Might Show Whether Prostate Cancer Needs Treatment
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A man who learns he has prostate cancer faces a difficult choice: whether to immediately treat cancer despite potential side effects or wait and see if it's a slow-growing tumor that never needs treatment.

Men may soon have help making that decision.

Researchers from the United Kingdom report that they've created a urin  ...more
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds.

Advances in treatment have prolonged the lives of many childhood brain tumor patients, but survivors may have to contend with a number of effects from the disease and its treatment, the researchers noted.

To learn  ...more
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Is Green Tea a Fad or a Real Health Boost?
MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Green tea is a popular health trend, with many people sipping it in hopes of deriving benefits from the brew.

There's nothing wrong with that, dietitians say -- green tea is a healthy drink loaded with antioxidants. But the jury's still out on many of its purported health benefits.

"Clinical trials related to green tea are  ...more
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Cancer Survivors May Have Lower Odds for Dementia
FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found more evidence of a puzzling phenomenon: Older adults who survive cancer seem to be somewhat protected against dementia.

A number of studies in recent years have found that cancer survivors have a relatively lower risk of developing Alzheimer's.

The new research adds another layer. It shows that even   ...more
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study
FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Glioblastoma brain cancer remains one of deadliest tumors, and new research shows five-year survival rates remain low for patients with the disease.

While there have been improvements in short- and medium-term survival rates for patients with the most common type of brain tumor in adults, only 6% of patients live for five yea  ...more
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