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Cancer Center Bows the Knee to Assisted Suicide

The new California assisted suicide law explicitly permits doctors and hospitals to declare assisted suicide free zones and engage in a policy of total non-cooperation with the death agenda. Many of the state’s largest hospitals have opted out. Show More Summary

New Therapeutic Targets for Small Cell Lung Cancer Identified

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from forming.

Researchers ID Cancer Gene-Drug Combinations Ripe for Precision Medicine

In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. Show More Summary

Imaging after thyroid cancer treatment does not necessarily mean better outcomes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- More imaging after thyroid cancer treatment identifies recurrence, but it does not always improve survival, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center looked at 28,220...Show More Summary

Cancer stem cells hide out in fatty tissue

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It's no secret that being overweight increases the chances of negative outcomes for cancer patients and now researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center may have uncovered a possible explanation for this. They found that...Show More Summary

Cancer stem cells in 'robbers cave' may explain poor prognosis for obese patients

Across many cancer types, obese patients fare worse than leaner patients. Now a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell offers a compelling hypothesis why: researchers found that leukemia stem...Show More Summary

Liquid Biopsies Offer Hope for Earlier Treatment, Better Tracking of Ovarian Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found a promising new way to monitor and treat recurrence of ovarian cancer — a hard-to-detect disease that claims many lives. New research from George Vasmatzis, Ph.D., of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, finds liquid biopsies from blood […]

Innovative Technology Improves Detection of Bladder Cancer

MedStar Washington Hospital Center now offers Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview(r), a new, FDA-approved technology used to pinpoint bladder tumors in patients with known or suspected bladder cancer.

MD Anderson and Golden Meditech Team Up to Create Cellenkos, Inc.

Golden Meditech Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-based integrated healthcare enterprise and The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center have announced the creation of Cellenkos, Inc., a startup enterprise focused on umbilical cord blood derived T-regulatory (T-reg) cellular therapies.

NY Cancer Center, Taps Medidata to Test Wearables in Oncology Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is collaborating with Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences to expand the use of mobile health technology in oncology treatment. Through theShow More Summary

Quickies: Cancer center advertising, Ghostbusters physics, and the world’s chicest cult

Categories: Quickies Cancer centers tripled ad spending in the last decade; are they pushing hope or hype? – “Over the last decade, direct-to-consumer marketing by cancer centers has soared, with much of... (Read more...)

Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Cancer-Free Following Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

Rikki Rockett, drummer for the band Poison, got the best news of his life last week: his cancer is gone. Rockett was diagnosed with oral cancer more than a year ago. Several months ago, he came to Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, where he underwent experimental cancer immunotherapy, which has now eradicated the tumor.

GM Cancer Center Receives $1Mil to Promote Health Equity Through Patient-Provider Training Program

The GW Cancer Center received a one million dollar grant from the Pfizer Foundation to advance equitable, patient-centered cancer care by providing resources for patients and health care providers to have improved conversations, including a focus on patient health literacy, and cultural sensitivity.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Share New Song “I’m Still Here”: Listen

Miss Sharon Jones! is an upcoming documentary centering around Sharon Jones of Grammy-nominated group Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Directed by Barbara Kopple, it documents her career, her fight with cancer, and her comeback. Jones...Show More Summary

I began to love medicine again

If someone had told me even ten years ago that I would retire young and become an itinerant radiation oncologist, I would have thought he had lost his mind.  As the career medical director of community-based cancer centers, I was used to running the show.  And as the saying goes, I ran a “tight ship.”  […]

UNC Professor Identifies Research Priorities for National Institutes of Health

Nigel Key, MB, ChB, FRCP, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, is lead author of an advisory opinion on research priorities to address VTE in cancer patients.

Moffitt Cancer Center Awarded $3.4 Million Grant to Establish Imaging Biomarker Validation Center

Early detection is one of the most effective strategies to save lives from most cancers. As part of a new U01 grant awarded to Jae K. Lee, PhD, Robert Gillies, PhD, John Heine, PhD and Matthew Schabath, PhD, the Moffitt Imaging Biomarker...Show More Summary

Moffitt Cancer Center Awarded $3.2 Million Grant to Study Bone Metastasis in Prostate Cancer

Moffitt researchers David Basanta, PhD, and Conor Lynch, PhD, have been awarded a U01 grant to investigate prostate cancer metastasis. Prostate cancer frequently spreads to the bone, and can cause painful bony lesion and increased mortality for patients. Show More Summary

Former rebel Serb leader Goran Hadzic dies at 58

The former leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia, Goran Hadzic, has died. He was 58. Hadzic, who had brain cancer, died Tuesday at the Hospital Center in Novi Sad in northern Serbia, the hospital said. He was arrested in 2011 and faced war crimes charges for his leadership of a campaign to carve off...

Research letter examines cancer center advertising spending

Total spending on advertising to the public by 890 cancer centers in the United States was $173 million in 2014, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Cancer centers commonly advertise clinical services directly to the public. Show More Summary

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