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Researchers Confirm Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Successfully Identify Cancer-Related Mutations

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have demonstrated that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients' risk for hereditary cancer.

UofL Faculty Are First to Discover Role of Gene Mutations Involved in More Than 75 Percent of Glioblastomas, Melanomas

Researchers at the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center have identified for the first time mutations that destabilize a DNA structure that turns a gene off. The mutations occur at four sites in the hTERT promoter in more than 75 percent of glioblastomas and melanomas.

Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer

By analyzing the DNA and RNA of lung cancers, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients whose tumors contained a large number of gene fusions had worse outcomes than patients with fewer gene fusions. Show More Summary

Orphan receptor proteins deliver double whammy to glioblastoma cells

WASHINGTON -- Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The scientists say when activated,...Show More Summary

When discussing cancer treatment, the approach matters

Dr. Peterson, the radiation oncologist, gets right to the point. “The medical center’s tumor board has concluded that your cancer is inoperable, incurable and untreatable,” he says flatly. “Any chemotherapy or radiation treatments would be palliative in nature.” He begins explaining the reasons behind the board’s verdict, but everything he’s saying washes out. My mind […]

Mutations Need Help From Evolution to Cause Cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Aging shows that in addition to DNA damage, cancer depends on the slow degradation of tissue that allows cancer cells to out-compete healthy cells.

Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response

DALLAS - Dec. 18, 2014 - Retroviruses are best known for causing contagious scourges such as AIDS, or more sporadically, cancer. But researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, found that endogenous retroviruses (ERV) also play a critical role in the body's immune defense against common bacterial and viral pathogens. read more

UT Southwestern Neuro-Oncologists Discover Cancer Cells Can Burn Acetate for Fuel

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumors are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumor growth.

GW Cancer Institute Receives Gift to Advance Patient Engagement through New Center

The George Washington University Cancer Institute has received a $150,000 memorial gift from the Center for Advancing Health to support a new patient engagement center.

Skin cancer meets its worst nightmare: IBM

The effort --- a partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center --- is said to detect the disease with 97 percent accuracy.

Breast Density Helps Better Predict Breast Cancer Risk

A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women's risk for breast cancer.

New Study Finds Promising Drug Doubled Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

In a groundbreaking study that offers new hope for women with advanced breast cancer, researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time patients were...Show More Summary

E-Cigarettes May Recruit Lower Risk Teens to Nicotine Use

Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and University of Hawaii Cancer Center find that one-third of Hawaiian adolescents have tried e-cigarettes, half of whom have never used another tobacco product.

Targeted Treatment Herceptin Found to Greatly Improve Long-Term Survival of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients

VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Charles E. Geyer, Jr., M.D., was the National Protocol Officer for one component of a large national study involving two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported clinical trials that demonstrated that trastuzumab significantly improves the long-term survival of HER-2 positive breast cancer patients.

Long noncoding RNAs: A novel prognostic marker in older patients with acute leukemia

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) describes a novel marker that mightShow More Summary

MD Anderson, UnitedHealthcare Launch New Cancer Care Payment Model

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UnitedHealthcare have launched a pilot to explore a new cancer care payment model for head and neck cancers that focuses on quality patient care and outcomes.

Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer

DALLAS - Dec. 15, 2014 - UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target. Researchers found...Show More Summary

Teen use of e-cigarettes growing; Hawaii use rates higher than in mainland

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing in the U.S., and Hawaii teens take up e-cigarette use at higher rates than their mainland counterparts, a new study by University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers has found. The findings come as e-cigarettes grow in popularity and the Food and Drug Administration is considering how to regulate their sale. Show More Summary

RS&H Inc. designs bright, colorful pediatric cancer care center

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design held a competition for its Family Centered Cancer Care facility, and RS&H Inc.'s design has been chosen as one of the top three submissions. Children who are in inpatient care are often scared and lonely, so

Low Income Kids Eat More Fruits and Vegetables When They are in School

The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to Meghan Longacre, PhD and Madeline Dalton, PhD of Dartmouth Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Hood Center for Children and Families

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