Publication: National Cancer Institute

First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Penn team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes

NCI Cancer Center News Viewed under infrared light, a tumor in a dog's lung glows green. The targeted dye ICG concentrates in cancerous tissues, allowing surgeons to tell normal tissue from tumor. The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically ... [Published National Cancer Institute - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Cancer, Tumor, Surgeon
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

NCI Statement on the U.S. Surgeon General's "Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer"

As the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training, the (NCI) endorses , which provides a comprehensive evaluation of the current state of skin cancer prevention efforts in the United States and recommends actions for improvement ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Skin Cancer, Surgeon, Action
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Hopkins researchers find that cell's recycling center is implicated in division decisions

NCI Cancer Center News Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have identified a mechanism that overrides a cells’ warning signals, enabling cancers to continue to divide even without a robust blood supply. In the process, the researchers found that ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Baylor mouse study shows epigenetic changes can drive cancer

NCI Cancer Center News Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have now created a mouse model providing the first in vivo evidence that epigenetic alterations alone can ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Huntsman researchers discovery of protein's role in making platelets in mice may aid multiple myeloma patients

NCI Cancer Center News A University of Utah School of Medicine-led study has identified a previously unknown but crucial component in the process to make platelets, a discovery that could help spare multiple myeloma patients from a dangerous side effect ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women

NCI Cancer Center News A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published online July 20 in Nature Genetics.###Among ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Penn Medicine researchers find that a metabolic enzyme stops progression of most common type of kidney cancer

NCI Cancer Center News Researchers found that an enzyme called FBP1 -- essential for regulating metabolism -- binds to a transcription factor in the nucleus of certain kidney cells and restrains energy production in the cell body. What's more, they determined ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Salk scientists identify a new gene that could stop the spread of deadly cancer

NCI Cancer Center News Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world's deadliest cancers. By identifying ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cancer in Children and Adolescents

How common is cancer in children?Although cancer in children is rare, it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. In 2014, it is estimated that 15,780 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 years will be ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

UC Davis researchers find that a new combination drug controls tumor growth and metastasis in mice

NCI Cancer Center News Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

UCLA study finds that depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed with later stage disease, and get less effective therapies

NCI Cancer Center News Although demographic and socioeconomic differences can affect treatment and outcomes in prostate cancer, the effect of mental health disorders has remained unclear.###Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

MD Anderson researchers find that pseudogenes may provide clearer understanding of biomarkers

NCI Cancer Center News The results indicated that the science of pseudogene expression analysis may very well play a key role in explaining how cancer occurs by helping medical experts in the discovery of new biomarkers. The study's findings appear in ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 08 2014]
Entities: Cancer, United States

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"We're really trying to answer two questions with this study: first, does adding celecoxib to chemotherapy following surgery provide any benefit over the chemotherapy alone, and second, does a shorter course of FOLFOX work as well as the standard 6-month course?" said Dr. Meyerhardt, the study's lead investigator
...that affect B-cell receptor signaling, are probably the most important agents to come along for B-cell lymphomas since rituximab," he continued. "Their development represents a real milestone in the treatment of B-cell lymphomas, and in this case, for CLL."
Dr. Mann agreed that enzalutamide would "provide another option for men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer prior to receiving chemotherapy" if the FDA were to approve it for this indication

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Penn team makes cancer glow to improve surgical... [Published National Cancer Institute - 2 hours ago]
NCI Statement on the U.S. Surgeon General's "Ca... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 30 2014]
Hopkins researchers find that cell's recycling ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 30 2014]
Huntsman researchers discovery of protein's rol... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 29 2014]
Baylor mouse study shows epigenetic changes can... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 29 2014]
Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 25 2014]
Penn Medicine researchers find that a metabolic... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 22 2014]
Salk scientists identify a new gene that could ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 20 2014]
Cancer in Children and Adolescents [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 17 2014]
UC Davis researchers find that a new combinatio... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 16 2014]
UCLA study finds that depressed men with prosta... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 15 2014]
Purdue-designed tool helps guide brain cancer s... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 08 2014]
U of Michigan researchers find that bone marrow... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 08 2014]
MD Anderson researchers find that pseudogenes m... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 08 2014]
Sanford-Burnham study reveals how tumors remode... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 08 2014]
Redefining Adjuvant Therapy for Stage III Resec... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 04 2014]
NCI and Penn researchers find that HIV-infected... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 02 2014]
Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital re... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 02 2014]
NCI and Georgetown researchers find that a sing... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jul 01 2014]
Ibrutinib Improves Survival Compared with Ofatu... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jun 29 2014]
Enzalutamide Improves Survival in Patients with... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jun 29 2014]
Where HIV genetic information is inserted into ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jun 27 2014]
Dartmouth researchers find that youth indoor ta... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jun 25 2014]
UAB research points to possible therapy because... [Published National Cancer Institute - Jun 24 2014]
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