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Implanted scaffold with T cells rapidly shrinks tumors

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A biopolymer structure enriched with nutrients shows how immunotherapy could be adapted for solid tumors, according to study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Synergistic immunotherapy approach offers improved efficacy in eliminating tumors

(JCI Journals) A team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center developed a biopolymer delivery system combining synergistic immunotherapy approaches to target tumors and stimulate the innate immune system simultaneously. In a study...Show More Summary

Toyota Dealership Under Fire for Handing Over Charity Raffle Supra to Sales Manager’s Wife

In February, a Texas Toyota dealership and The Genesis Center of Kaufman County joined forces to raffle off a fully restored 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo. Donated by a local resident battling cancer, the entirety of the proceeds from the draw were designated specifically to help fund the center. Show More Summary

Images of Health Risks Make Indoor Tanning Messages More Effective

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher ratings of effectiveness in a survey of female college students than text-only messages.

Images of health risks make indoor tanning messages more effective

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher ratings of effectiveness in a survey of female college students.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

Don’t let kids use tanning beds

4.9 million — yes, million — people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States. It costs an estimated $8.1 billion —with a “B — to treat those skin cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Do I have your attention? I hope so. The problem is we don’t have […]

Former McComb mayor, James Woods, dies at 82

Two-term Mayor James C. Woods has died after succumbing to cancer. Friends confirmed that Woods, who went by the initials "J.C.," died Wednesday at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center surrounded … Click to Continue »

Head of Henry Ford Breast Cancer Center Appointed to Komen Scientific Advisory Board

Lisa A. Newman, M.D., MPH, director of the Breast Cancer Center at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, has been appointed by Susan G. Komen - the world's largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research - to its Scientific Advisory Board.

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

MD Anderson and Lion Biotechnologies Announce Strategic Alliance to Conduct Clinical Trials of Tils in Multiple Solid Tumors

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Lion Biotechnologies, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) technology, today announced a multi-year strategic...Show More Summary

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Leader Wins 'Reducing Health Disparities Award' From Mass Medical Society

Karen Burns White, Deputy Associate Director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center's (DF/HCC) Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) since 2001, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2017 recipient of the society's Reducing Health Disparities Award. Show More Summary

Mom's persistence leads to daughter's cancer diagnosis

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - It doesn't take long for 2-year-old McKinley Norton to make friends in the playroom area of Jimmy Everest Cancer Center. Read more...

Study Finds Association Between Specific Gut Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer

Specific strains of bacteria in the gut are significantly associated with colorectal cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

UK Awarded $11.2 Million Grant to Launch New Center for Cancer and Metabolism

The University of Kentucky was recently awarded a prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study the metabolism of cancer from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The $11.2 million grant will fund UK's Center for Cancer and Metabolism over the next five years.

World-Renowned Medical Oncologist Luis Diaz, MD, Named Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Luis A. Diaz, MD, has been named the Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). An accomplished physician, pioneering researcher, and leader in the field of clinical oncology, Dr. Diaz most recently served as an associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Study in Nature Nanotechnology describes new method to transform immune cells, while inside the body, into leukemia-fighting powerhouses.

Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells—while the immune cells are still inside the body.

Swimmers to 'Splash Away Cancer' at Annual Event

The third annual "Splash Away Cancer!" fundraising event takes place May 20, 2017. All proceeds support patient care and cancer research programs at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Researchers locate control center for DNA breaks during cell division

Breaks in DNA can wreak havoc in the body, giving rise to cancer and other health problems. Yet sometimes cells rupture their own DNA for a good reason.

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