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Heine H. Hansen award given to Rafal Dziadziuszko

(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have announced that the 2017 Heine H. Hansen (HHH) Award will be given to Rafal Dziadziuszko, a global leader in clinical thoracic oncology. Show More Summary

Nivolumab produces durable responses & long-term survival in severe liver cancer patients

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from the CheckMate 040 study presented today found that nivolumab produces durable responses with long-term survival rates, regardless of whether or not patients were infected with Hepatitis B or C. Show More Summary

Saiful Chowdhury named ASMS 'emerging investigator' for work linked to cancer, aging

(University of Texas at Arlington) The American Society of Mass Spectrometry has named Saiful Chowdhury, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, as one of the leading emerging investigators worldwide for his work developing new techniques using mass spectrometry to differentiate protein modifications linked to cancer and aging.

Press invited to Europe's leading paediatric gut health, nutrition & liver disease congress

(Spink Health) The European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) Annual Meeting is welcoming press to attend from 11th-13th May in Prague.The meeting attracts over 4,000 experts from the field of...Show More Summary

Second cancers deadlier in young patients

(University of California - Davis Health System) Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. Study will be published April 20 in JAMA Oncology.

Nutrient offers hope to stop deadly march toward cirrhosis, liver cancer

(Oregon State University) A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance to avoid serious liver damage.

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

(Cancer Research UK) Cutting out certain amino acids - the building blocks of proteins -- from the diet of mice slows tumor growth and prolongs survival, according to new research published in Nature.

Pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant therapy in certain breast cancer patients predicts low risk for local metastases

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy may be able to avoid follow-up breast and lymph node, or axillary, surgery, according to new findings from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Show More Summary

Master detox molecule boosts immune defenses

(Luxembourg Institute of Health) Scientists of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule...Show More Summary

What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Pancreatic cancer starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. This leads to a high patient mortality rate. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have now discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumors can disseminate so rapidly.

UTSA professor's study describes new way to predict tumor growth

(University of Texas at San Antonio) A new study by Yusheng Feng, professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), describes an algorithm that can predict the growth of cancerous tumors, which could help medical professionals judge the best treatment options for patients.

City of Hope researchers successfully prevent graft-versus-host disease

(City of Hope) City of Hope researchers believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants while retaining the transplants' positive effects on fighting leukemia and lymphoma. The preclinical study results were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Specialized blood vessels enhance tumor-fighting immunotherapy

Scientists have demonstrated that, anti-angiogenic therapy can improve immune boosting treatments. The successful combination of these two therapies results in the growth of specialized vessels that deliver cancer-fighting immune cells to the tumor, potentially leading to more effective treatments and longer survival periods.

The Task Force Shift on PSA: It Really IS A Big Deal

Sometimes it all depends on your point of view when it comes to areas of divergent opinion about the value of certain medical tests and procedures. So it should be no surprise that the release earlier this week of the United States Preventive...Show More Summary

Unveiling how nucleosome repositioning occurs to shed light on genetic diseases

For the first time, researchers have unveiled the three-dimensional structure of an overlapping dinucleosome, a newly discovered chromatin structural unit. This may explain how nucleosome repositioning occurs and provide valuable information for understanding chromatin dynamics during transcription and developing drugs to treat genetic diseases.

Study finds worse survival when specific thyroid cancers spread to bone

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In the largest-known study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death.

Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep

(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma in patients who develop the autoimmune disease, vitiligo. Show More Summary

New crispr-based diagnostic platform unveiled

A team of scientists has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA) as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential for a transformative effect on research and global public health.

Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer

Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study describes a method to detect, count and map tiny additions to DNA called methylations, which can be a warning sign of cancer, with unprecedented resolution.

Bowel cancer: New function of known biomarkers discovered

EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors) are involved in the development and progression of many types of cancer and bowel cancer (colon carcinoma) in particular. So-called anti-EGFR antibodies are used in the treatment of bowel cancer patients, to inhibit EGFR. Show More Summary

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