Publication: National Cancer Institute

First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Stanford researchers find that drug may prevent development of invasive bladder cancer

NCI Cancer Center News A drug that activates targets of the hedgehog signaling pathway, which is lost when bladder cancer invades, could prevent the progression of the disease in humans. Clinical trials are planned.###Among the research institutions NCI ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Thomas Jefferson U researchers find that circulating tumor cells provide genomic snapshot of breast cancer

NCI Cancer Center News The genetic fingerprint of a metastatic cancer is constantly changing, which means that the therapy that may have stopped a patient's cancer growth today, won't necessarily work tomorrow.###Among the research institutions NCI funds ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

UCSD researchers identify new at-risk group for gastrointestinal stromal tumors

NCI Cancer Center News People with gastrointestinal stromal tumors who have previously been identified as an at-risk population, are 1.5 times more likely than other patient groups to be diagnosed with this type of tumor. Results of the study were published ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

U of Minnesota researchers find that microRNA is tied to colon cancer tumor growth

NCI Cancer Center News Researchers have identified microRNAs that may cause colon polyps from turning cancerous. The finding could help physicians provide more specialized, and earlier, treatment before colon cancer develops. The findings are published ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

NCI scientists awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama

NCI News Note President Obama announced that two NCI scientists would be recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation -- the nation's highest honor for technological achievement. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Rituximab Retreatment after Disease Progression Is Comparable to Rituximab Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Low-Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma

SummaryIn a , patients with low–tumor burden follicular lymphoma whose cancer responded to initial treatment with rituximab (Rituxan®) experienced similar disease control regardless of whether they subsequently received maintenance therapy with rituximab ... [Published National Cancer Institute - Oct 03 2014]

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...as a result of the trial’s design, only patients who responded to induction therapy with rituximab were eligible for assignment to retreatment. "Nevertheless, for patients responding to rituximab induction, the [retreatment] strategy is highly likely to result in avoidance of chemotherapy or radiation therapy for many years."

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