Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

Single gene determines if rare lymphatic system cancer is aggressive

Share this article: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 does not require extensive therap ... [Published Chemotherapy Advisor - Jul 29 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 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]

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"Indolent thymomas seldom become aggressive, so the discovery that a single gene can identify tumors that do not need aggressive care is an important development for our patients" said the study's senior investigator, Giuseppe Giaccone, MD, PhD, associate director for clinical research at Georgetown Lombardi
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...The release quotes lead investigator Marc Schwartz, PhD as saying, "It's important that all people interested in testing have access to thorough information so they can consider the implications of test results and interpret them in the context of family history. Counseling on the phone reduces costs and expands genetic counseling and testing access to rural areas, where counseling isn't always available."

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