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MD Anderson Names Hwu as Head of Cancer Medicine

Patrick Hwu, M.D., chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Sarcoma Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has been named division head of Cancer Medicine effective March 4....

Robert Benmosche dies at 70; led financial giant AIG after U.S. bailout

Robert Benmosche, the former president and chief executive of AIG who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182-billion government bailout, died of lung cancer Friday at NYU Langone Medical Center, the company said. He was 70.

Media Advisory: VICE Media Founder Shane Smith Announces $500,000 Matching Gift to Fund Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic

WHAT: On Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, HBO will air a documentary from VICE Media entitled Killing Cancer, which follows pioneering cancer researchers including those at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. The broadcast will conclude with the announcement of a matching gift campaign established by the documentary’s host and producer Shane Smith […]

Community Leaders and Patients Dedicate Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center

Infusion Center treats cancer and blood disorders and now features private infusion bays, a nutrition station, and a totally renovated state-of-the-art interior

NYU Langone Gastroenterologists Remind You of the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer Month

Gastroenterologists at NYU Langone Medical Center provide tips for when, who, and how to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Anderson Algorithm Increases Surgical Success with Advanced Ovarian Cancer

A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor - a milestone strongly tied to improved survival.

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Identify Protein Pathway Involved in Brain Tumor Stem Cell Growth

Glioblastomas are a highly aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are one step closer to understanding glioblastoma development following the identification of a key protein signaling pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth and survival. Show More Summary

Terminally Ill Mother Was Never Supposed to See Her Son’s 1st Birthday, But a Miracle Happened

21-year-old Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo was four months pregnant when she arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Texas. She had also just discovered she was facing aggressive liver cancer; and in September 2014, doctors gave Ruiz-Rojo the grim news that she had only four to six months to live. However, miraculously, on January 10th she […]

Cherenkov Effect improves radiation therapy for patients with cancer

The characteristic blue glow from a nuclear reactor is present in radiation therapy, too. Investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, led by Brian W. Pogue, PhD, and PhD candidates Adam K. Glaser and Rongxiao Zhang, published...Show More Summary

Clinical trial software

This week’s resource post lists some of the projects I managed or contributed to while working at MD Anderson Cancer Center. CRMSimulator is used to design CRM trials, dose-finding based only on toxicity outcomes. BMA-CRMSimulator is a variation on CRMSimulator using Bayesian model averaging. EffTox is used for dose-finding based on toxicity and efficacy outcomes. TTEConduct […]

New Glioblastoma Treatment

A new film, Surviving Terminal Cancer ( by director/writer Dominic Hill, had its premiere at Lincoln Center February 18, 2015. Through the personal stories of Ben Williams and a remarkable wave of other...Show More Summary

Rush University Medical Center Receives Highest Rating for Common Lung Cancer Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has designated the Rush Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery a three-star program for lobectomy, a surgical procedure commonly used to treat lung cancer. It is the society's highest rating and only is bestowed on the top five percent of thoracic surgery programs in the United States.

MD Anderson Receives $22.3 Million in CPRIT Research Funding

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has received more than $22 million in research grants this week from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

New Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Approved After International Phase 2/3 Trial Involving Moffitt Cancer Center

A pivotal international phase 2/3 clinical trial involving Moffitt Cancer Center faculty demonstrated that vaccination with Gardasil 9 protects against nine HPV types, seven of which cause most cases of cervical, vulvar, and vaginal disease. Show More Summary

Julia Roberts Mother Dies: Betty Lou Motes Loses Lung Cancer Battle, Dies At 80 [Breaking]

Julia Roberts’ mother has died. According to Wicked Local Harvard, the actress’ mom, Betty Lou Motes, had been battling lung cancer for the past two years. She passed away on Thursday at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Spread May Be Tied to Cells That Regulate Blood Flow

Tumors require blood to emerge and spread. That is why scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center believe that targeting blood vessel cells known as pericytes may offer a potential new therapeutic approach when combined with vascular growth factors responsible for cell death.

Report: Julia Roberts' Mother Dies at 80

Julia Roberts' mother, Betty Lou Motes, died Thursday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., In Touch reports. She was 80. Remembering stars we've lost in 2015 Motes was reportedly battling lung cancer, and was living in Los Angeles with Roberts, her husband Danny Moder, and their three... Read More > Other Links From Julia Roberts

California Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Pleads Guilty To Processing Cattle With Cancer

The co-owner of a now defunct California slaughterhouse at the center of a February 2014 recall that involved 8.7 million pounds of beef found “unfit for human food” has pleaded guilty in the federal case, acknowledging that he processed cancerous cattle. He’s the last defendant of four in the case against Rancho Feeding Corp. to plead guilty after federal prosecutors … [More]

Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic Brings UTSW Expertise to Doorstep of Underserved Cancer Survivors

UT Southwestern's Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center debuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic ? a custom, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up and screening services to cancer survivors.

There’s No Reason to Exclude Cancer Survivors from Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Trials

A study by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center has found that the common practice of excluding patients with a prior cancer diagnosis from lung cancer clinical trials may not be medically justifiable. Having previously had cancer did not impact clinical outcomes in advanced lung cancer patients and these patients therefore should be considered for […]

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