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ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care

(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'

(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The severe and debilitating genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum impedes cells to repair UV-induced DNA damage. Scientists from CeMM found a drug approved...Show More Summary

ESMO Consortium study reveals inequality in access to treatment in Asia

(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) opened its 3rd ESMO Asia Congress today, once again in Singapore, attracting close to 3000 regional and international cancer doctors with leading researchers and experts to promote advances in science, diagnosis, treatment, and best practices for cancer patients in Asia.

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms

(Radiological Society of North America) Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.

Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. Show More Summary

Study analyzes mutations in cerebrospinal fluid in lung cancer with brain metastases

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Researchers have explored the analysis of mutations in cerebrospinal fluid of lung cancer patients with brain metastases in a study presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Tumor tissue from brain...Show More Summary

Novel therapeutic target discovered for estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers identify new protein in a common subtype of breast cancer which can potentially offer more effective therapies for the future.

Lehigh engineering professor Yaling Liu named ASME fellow

(Lehigh University) Yaling Liu has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, one of the top honors in his field.

Computer program finds new uses for old drugs

(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. Show More Summary

Sabga Foundation pledges $1 million towards TGen pancreatic cancer research

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Today, World Pancreatic Cancer Day, is the kickoff of a $1 million drive by the recently formed John E. Sabga Foundation to fund an innovative clinical trial led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to test revolutionary new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

NIST scientists discover how to switch liver cancer cell growth from 2-D to 3-D structures

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A discovery might help designers of miniature 'lab-on-a-chip' technologies to grow three-dimensional colonies of cancer cells inside a chip's tiny chambers, rather than the merely two-dimensional colonies that they generally can culture now. Show More Summary

New talking therapy could help cancer survivors cope after treatment

(Queen Mary University of London) A new project to develop and test a talking-based therapy for cancer survivors, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Barts Health NHS Trust and King's College London, has been awarded £2.5m by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Seattle Children's opens first pediatric CAR T-Cell trial targeting CD22 and CD19 proteins

(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's has opened the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial in the US for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory CD19- and CD22-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that will simultaneously attack two targets on cancer cells.

Why are minorities underrepresented in genetic cancer studies?

(Springer) Socio-cultural and clinical factors as well as healthcare processes were important drivers of a woman's willingness to provide saliva specimens for future cancer research. This is according to Vanessa B. Sheppard of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine, lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

AMP Iissues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines

(Association for Molecular Pathology) The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care. Show More Summary

Brain cancer treatment previously featured on 60 Minutes now available to children

(Solving Kids' Cancer) A Phase 1 clinical trial leveraging the re-engineered polio virus is now open for enrollment to children 12 years and older at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center. AfterShow More Summary

Report suggests association between coffee and up to 70 percent reduced risk of liver disease

(Kaizo) A new roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) in association with the British Liver Trust, on 'Looking after the liver: coffee, caffeine and lifestyle factors' highlights the potential...Show More Summary

Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers

(University of Texas at Austin) Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are developing a new tool for liquid biopsy that can detect RNA biomarkers from cancer cells in a patient's blood much more accurately and completely than other existing methods. Show More Summary

Pharmacoscopy improves therapy for relapsed blood cancer in a first clinical trial

(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) 88.2 percent of patients receiving pharmacoscopy-guided treatment achieved partial or complete remission, compared to 23.5 percent to their own previous treatment. Show More Summary

Pancreatic cancer: Is an 'electronic nose' the answer to achieving early diagnosis?

(Spink Health) In research published in the latest edition of the UEG Journal, Scientists demonstrated that there is variance in the volatile compounds found in the urine of pancreatic cancer patients to that of healthy controls. The...Show More Summary

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