Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Name: Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

A single gene separates aggressive and non-aggressive lymphatic system cancer

WASHINGTON For a rare form of cancer called thymoma, researchers have discovered a single gene defining the difference between a fast-growing tumor requiring aggressive treatment and a slow-growing tumor that doesn't require extensive therapy.Thymoma ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program launched by Northeast cancer centers

Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, N.J., have formed the Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program.The Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program ... [Published Center Watch - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

USAMRMC Employee Participates in 100-Mile Biathlon for Breast Cancer

Tyson’s sister Priscilla “Cilla” Brown died of breast cancer in 2007. He shared that her death motivated him to help raise lifesaving funds for combating the disease.“Lots of things happen in life and you don’t know about it until it affects you,” said ... [Published DCMilitary Fort Detrick Standard - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Georgetown & John Theurer Cancer Centers Combine Expertise To Optimize Advanced Immunotherapy Strategies

6/24/2014 9:15:32 AMWASHINGTON (June 2014) — Physician researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, New Jersey, announce today the formation of the Regional ... [Published BioSpace - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Many Elderly BC Patients Are Taking Hormone Therapy

Women over 65 with non-metastatic breast cancer are likely to follow recommendations for preventive hormone treatment. But non-white women were much less likely to have that therapy.The women who had the therapy suffered from estrogen-positive breast ... [Published ThirdAge - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer reversed when drug paired with anti-malaria agent -- ScienceDaily

The inexpensive anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) reverses resistance to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, in mice. In the June 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Majority of older breast cancer patients use hormone treatment

One of the most comprehensive looks at the use of hormone therapy in women over 65 with non-metastatic breast cancer found some welcome news. Except for frail patients, most participants in the large study complied with their oncologists' recommendations ... [Published Medical Xpress - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 10 2014 - 1 reports

Resistance to lung cancer targeted therapy can be reversed study suggests

Up to 40 percent of lung cancer patients do not respond to a targeted therapy designed to block tumor growth—a puzzling clinical setback that researchers have long tried to solve. Now, scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center a.. ... [Published BioPortfolio - Jun 09 2014]
First reported May 15 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 1 reports

New tool to grow cancer cells streamlines laboratory research

Related Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare NewsA new technique that allows the growth of both normal and cancer cells and keeps them alive indefinitely is transforming and expediting basic cancer research, say investigators from Georgetown Lombardi ... [Published BioPortfolio - May 15 2014]
First reported May 01 2014 - Updated May 02 2014 - 1 reports

'Achilles heel' of pancreatic cancer identified

Related Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare NewsA research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center reports that inhibiting a single protein completely shuts down growth of pancreatic cancer, a highly lethal disease with no effective ... [Published BioPortfolio - May 01 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Antioxidants Can Protect Against Omega 6 Damage -- Or Promote It

SAN DIEGO — Given omega 6 fatty acid's reputation for promoting cancer — at least in animal studies — researchers are examining the role that antioxidants play in blocking the harmful effects of this culprit, found in many cooking oils. After all, antioxidants ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Feb 11 2014 - Updated Feb 12 2014 - 1 reports

Fiftyfive genes linked to a powerful tumor suppressor predict breast cancer survival

A panel of 55 genes, almost all of which are impacted by the loss of a particular protein, appears to predict if breast cancer will become invasive, leading to poorer survival, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center report in. ... [Published BioPortfolio - Feb 11 2014]

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...implications, the study is important because "it is highly unusual to find a single mutated gene that can define a class of tumors," he said. "Usually a substantial number of genes are involved. In fact, we also found that the more aggressive thymomas express well-known cancer genes found in other tumors which might give us clues about novel treatment of these cancers."
...depending on the presumed aggressiveness of the cancer, some patients will have radiation and/or chemotherapy in addition or instead of surgery. "The use of these treatments in thymomas is controversial, because we know some patients don't need aggressive therapy, but until now, there's not been a clear way to know who those patients are" Giaccone says
...the true promise of immunotherapy and extend treatment options to specific patient populations," said André Goy, M D , MS, chairman of JTCC. "This approach only now is emerging at a very limited number of cancer centers in the U S "
...5 percent and that the risk of discontinuation was higher with increasing age and lower for advanced stages of the disease. "This rate of discontinuation is about the same seen in some other studies" she says

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A single gene separates aggressive and non-aggr... [Published Bio-Medicine - Jun 29 2014]
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Regional Immunotherapy Discovery Program launch... [Published Center Watch - Jun 27 2014]
USAMRMC Employee Participates in 100-Mile Biath... [Published DCMilitary Fort Detrick Standard - Jun 27 2014]
Georgetown & John Theurer Cancer Centers Combin... [Published BioSpace - Jun 24 2014]
Many Elderly BC Patients Are Taking Hormone The... [Published ThirdAge - Jun 19 2014]
Majority of older breast cancer patients use ho... [Published Medical Xpress - Jun 16 2014]
Tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer reversed when... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jun 16 2014]
Resistance to lung cancer targeted therapy can ... [Published BioPortfolio - Jun 09 2014]
Cancer Centers Combine Expertise to Optimize Ad... [Published Financial Services - Jun 03 2014]
New tool to grow cancer cells streamlines labor... [Published BioPortfolio - May 15 2014]
'Achilles heel' of pancreatic cancer identified [Published BioPortfolio - May 01 2014]
Antioxidants Can Protect Against Omega 6 Damage... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 04 2014]
Fiftyfive genes linked to a powerful tumor supp... [Published BioPortfolio - Feb 11 2014]
Genetic Counseling Via Phone Is Effective [Published ThirdAge - Jan 22 2014]
Gene mutation linked to lowrisk bladder cancer [Published BioPortfolio - Oct 15 2013]
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