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Metastatic pancreatic cancer 'reprogrammed' for malignancy

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Metastatic pancreatic cancer -- cancer that has spread from the pancreas to other tissues and is responsible for most patient deaths -- changes its metabolism and is 'reprogrammed' for optimal malignancy, according to new findings reported Jan. Show More Summary

“Our First Stand:” Congressman Norcross and Community Members Gather to Defend the Affordable Care Act

Sunday’s rally in Newark was not the only event in which New Jerseyans stood up for rhe ACA. Congressman Donald Norcross, health care professionals,  and community members came together at the MD Anderson Cancer Center today to defend against Republican...Read more

President Jimmy Carter is close to wiping Guinea worm disease from the planet

At a 2015 press conference discussing his cancer diagnosis, former President Jimmy Carter joked that “I’d like to see the last Guinea worm die before I do.” Now, two years later, the Carter Center has announced that they remain on the cusp of wiping the disease from the planet.

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Yale Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Columbia, NewYork-Presbyterian and non-profit Life Raft Group form cancer partnership

(Columbia University Medical Center) Collaboration will investigate the efficacy of a system biology approach to identifying treatment options for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

New drug in development shows improved survival for patients with advanced metastat

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) A new therapy in development for the treatment of midgut neuroendocrine tumors, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the small intestine and colon, shows improved progression-free survival and response rates for patients with advanced disease. Show More Summary

Cost, Technology Issues Are Barriers to Real-Time Cancer Patient Symptom Reporting

In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher addresses the need for - and the barriers preventing - electronic reporting of patients' symptoms between vis...

Cost, technology issues are barriers to real-time cancer patient symptom reporting

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Ethan Basch, M.D., M.Sc., addressed the need for -- and the barriers preventing -- electronic reporting of patients' symptoms between visits.

Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Develop Novel Treatment to Prevent Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

TAMPA, Fla. - Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants.  In a new study published as the cover story in Science Translational Medicine, Moffitt...Show More Summary

Ohio State joins national call for HPV vaccination as a means of preventing cancer

(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Although HPV vaccines can prevent the majority of cervical, anal, oropharyngeal (middle throat) and other genital cancers, vaccination rates remain low across the US, with just 41.9 percent of girls and 28.1 percent of boys completing the recommend vaccine series. Show More Summary

Moffitt researchers develop novel treatment to prevent graft-versus-host-disease

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants. In a new study published as the cover story in Science...Show More Summary

UTSW joins national drive to increase HPV vaccination against cancer

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) More than a decade after the HPV vaccine was deemed both safe and effective by the FDA for preventing several types of cancer, the vaccine is still underused by those who could benefit.

Simmons Cancer Center Joins National Cancer Institute, CDC Calling for Increased HPV Vaccinations to Prevent Cancer

More than a decade after the HPV vaccine was deemed both safe and effective by the FDA for preventing several types of cancer, the vaccine is still underused by those who could benefit.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center today joined with 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement supporting updated HPV vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The HPV vaccine is a proven way to prevent certain types of cancer, but it's not being used widely enough," […]

UVA, Other NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Latest HPV Vaccination Recommendations

Together with the other 68 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, University of Virginia Cancer Center supports the latest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations to help prevent HPV-related cancers. The U.S. Show More Summary

For Second Consecutive Year, NYU Langone Endorses National Initiative Advocating for Increased HPV Vaccination

Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is again joining with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement to increase vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV).

MD Anderson and Deerfield Management Create Vescor LLC to Develop Novel Therapeutics Based on Inhibiting Autophagy for Treatment of Specific Cancers

Vescor LLC, a new company focused on discovery and development of autophagy targeted therapeutics for cancer treatment, has been formed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Deerfield Management and two leading autophagy experts.

MD Anderson and Nation's Cancer Centers Jointly Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

As national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has again united with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement endorsing the recently revised vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Cervical Cancer: A Preventable Disease

As the nation's 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers come together in support of recently updated HPV vaccination recommendations, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey gynecologic oncologist shares insight on how this vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer.

MD Anderson and nation's cancer centers jointly endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendations

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) As national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has again united with the 68 other National Cancer Institute...Show More Summary

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