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Researchers study survival in African American versus Caucasian lung cancer patients
In the Oct. issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's journal, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, researchers conclude that while proportionally more blacks present with late-stage disease there is no difference in stage-adjusted lung cancer mortality between blacks and whites of similar low socioeconomic status. (2013-09-04)

Canadian group gives guideline recommendations for lung cancer screening
The Canadian guideline recommendations are published in the Oct. issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's journal, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. (2013-09-04)

Consuming alcohol before first pregnancy linked with increased risk of BBD & breast cancer
Drinking alcohol before first pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of benign breast disease and breast cancer, independent of drinking after first pregnancy, according to a new study published August 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2013-08-28)

Thyroid ultrasound imaging may be useful to reduce biopsies in patients with low risk of cancer
Thyroid ultrasound imaging could be used to identify patients who have a low risk of cancer for whom biopsy could be postponed, according to a study by Rebecca Smith-Bindman, M.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues. (2013-08-26)

Single injection may revolutionize melanoma treatment, Moffitt study shows
A new study at Moffitt Cancer Center could offer hope to people with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers are investigating whether an injectable known as PV-10 can shrink tumors and reduce the spread of cancer. PV-10 is a solution developed from Rose Bengal, a water-soluble dye commonly used to stain damaged cells in the eye. Early clinical trials show PV-10 can boost immune response in melanoma tumors, as well as the blood stream. (2013-08-23)

University of Hawaii Cancer Center researcher's discovery
Study finds that higher intake of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of bladder cancer in women. (2013-08-22)

Biomarkers predict time to ovarian cancer recurrence
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Roel Verchaak and colleagues at the MD Anderson Cancer Center identify protein biomarkers that are predictive for time of ovarian cancer recurrence and develop a PRotein-driven index of OVARian cancer. (2013-08-15)

In nonsmoking women, breastfeeding for more than 6 months may protect against breast cancer
A new analysis has found that breastfeeding for more than six months may safeguard nonsmoking mothers against breast cancer. The same does not seem to hold true for smoking mothers, though. Published early online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, the findings add to the list of benefits of breastfeeding for women and their babies. (2013-08-15)

How bacteria found in mouth may cause colorectal cancer
Gut microbes have recently been linked to colorectal cancer, but it has not been clear whether and how they might cause tumors to form in the first place. Two studies reveal how gut microbes known as fusobacteria, which are found in the mouth, stimulate bad immune responses and turn on cancer growth genes to generate colorectal tumors. The findings could lead to more effective strategies for the early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of colorectal cancer. (2013-08-14)

Growing use of MRIs leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery
Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. (2013-08-14)

Perception of fertility affects quality of life in young, female cancer survivors
A recently published CU Cancer Center study shows that beyond the fact of fertility, a young woman's perception of fertility based on regular menstrual cycles after cancer treatment affects her quality of life long after treatment ends. (2013-08-12)

'Dark-horse' molecule is a potential new anti-cancer target
Australian researchers have identified a molecule called interleukin-11 as a potential new target for anti-cancer therapies. Until now, the importance of interleukin-11 in cancer development has been underestimated, but researchers have recently identified this molecule as a (2013-08-12)

Moffitt researchers identify gene variations that may help predict cancer treatment response
Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center have identified four inherited genetic variants in non-small cell lung cancer patients that can help predict survival and treatment response. Their findings could help lead to more personalized treatment options and improved outcomes for patients. (2013-08-09)

Moffitt Cancer Center expert standardizing guidelines for penile cancer treatment
Penile cancer is rare, with an average of 1,200 new cases per year in the United States, but it can be debilitating and lethal. Without evidenced-based treatment approaches, outcomes have varied widely. Philippe E. Spiess, M.D., an associate member in the Department of Genitourinary Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, presented new National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology to standardize care for penile cancer in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. (2013-08-07)

New role for Tamoxifen in saving high-risk breast cancer patients
New research has revealed women with a strong genetic predisposition to breast cancer who take the cancer prevention tablet Tamoxifen after their first tumor have a substantially reduced risk of developing a new breast cancer. (2013-08-06)

Research hope for bladder cancer
Researchers from Plymouth University in the UK have for the first time identified the mechanism that causes a small, benign polyp to develop into severe invasive bladder cancer. (2013-08-01)

Technique filters cancer where chemo can't reach
A cancer therapy that removes malignant cells from a patient's cerebrospinal fluid may soon be available to prevent metastases and decrease complications of cancers involving the brain, according to Penn State medical researchers. (2013-07-30)

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 30, 2013
Below is information about an article being published in the July 30 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage. (2013-07-29)

Suffocating tumors could lead to new cancer drugs
Scientists have discovered a new molecule that prevents cancer cells from responding and surviving when starved of oxygen and which could be developed into new treatments for the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society today. (2013-07-25)

Large study reveals increased cancer risks associated with family history of the disease
A family history of cancer increases the risk of other members of the family developing not only the same cancer but also a different (discordant) cancer, according to a large study of 23,000 people in Italy and Switzerland. The research, published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology, is one of the few large studies of this kind that takes into account other important factors, such as individual characteristics and lifestyles, that could affect the degree of risk as well. (2013-07-24)

Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors
Cancer survivors were twice as likely to experience severe menopausal symptoms compared to women who have not had cancer, a new Australian study has found. (2013-07-17)

Study reveals new dietary risk factors for colorectal cancer
Fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, crisps and desserts have all been identified as risk factors for bowel cancer, according to new research. (2013-07-15)

CSI-style DNA fingerprinting tracks down cause of cancer spread
How do stationary cancer cells get the mutations that allow them to travel through the body to seed metastasis? Do they just grow these mutations themselves? Study shows that cancer cells fuse with blood cells -- which already can travel! -- to create a hybrid, metastatic cancer cell. (2013-07-15)

Removal of tumor-associated immune cell protein decreases tumor progression
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Shelley Earp and colleagues at the University of North Carolina a Chapel Hill demonstrate that removal of the protein MerTK from immune cells decreased tumor growth in mouse models of breast cancer, melanoma, and colon cancer. (2013-07-08)

'Scent device' could help detect bladder cancer
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University of the West of England have built a device that can read odors in urine to help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer. (2013-07-08)

Single men, smokers at higher risk for oral human papillomavirus infection, Moffitt study shows
Smokers and single men are more likely to acquire cancer-causing oral human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new results from the HPV Infection in Men Study. Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute, Mexico and Brazil also report that newly acquired oral HPV infections in healthy men are rare and when present, usually resolve within one year. (2013-07-03)

Long term night shifts linked to doubling of breast cancer risk
Working night shifts for 30 or more years doubles the risk of developing breast cancer, and is not confined to nurses as previous research has indicated, finds a study published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2013-07-01)

Protein is involved with colon cancer cell's ability to invade other cells
Understanding how the protein km23-1 enables in the spread of colon cancer may lead to new treatments for the disease, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. (2013-06-27)

Fatty acids found in fish linked to lower risk of breast cancer
A high intake of fatty acids found in fish is associated with a 14 percent reduction in the risk of breast cancer in later life, finds a study published on today. (2013-06-27)

American Cancer Society journal reaches top ranking among all journals
The American Cancer Society flagship journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, has been ranked with the highest impact factor on record for any journal recorded in the ISI Journal Citation Reports. (2013-06-26)

700 women with urinary cancers missing out on prompt diagnosis every year
Around 700 women in England with symptoms of kidney or bladder cancer are missing out on prompt diagnosis and treatment of their condition every year, reveals research in the online only journal BMJ Open. (2013-06-24)

New Notre Dame paper offers insights into how cancer cells avoid cell death
A new study by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame provides an important new insight into how cancer cells are able to avoid the cell death process. The findings may suggest a chemotherapeutic approach to prevent the spread of cancers. (2013-06-21)

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers identify genetic variants predicting aggressive prostate cancers
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at Louisiana State University have developed a method for identifying aggressive prostate cancers that require immediate therapy. It relies on understanding the genetic interaction between single nucleotide polymorphisms. The goal is to better predict a prostate cancer's aggressiveness to avoid unnecessary radical treatment. (2013-06-19)

New medication treats drug-resistant prostate cancer in the laboratory
A new drug called pyrvinium pamoate inhibits aggressive forms of prostate cancer that are resistant to standard drugs, according to a study conducted in an animal model. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (2013-06-17)

Study finds greater potential benefit in overall survival for eribulin compared with capecitabine
Subgroup analyses from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate, with capecitabine, a standard chemotherapy medication in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed increased benefit among women sharing certain traits. Specifically, these analyses demonstrated a greater potential benefit in certain subsets of patients with metastatic breast cancer. This analysis was presented by Peter A. Kaufman, M.D., during the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting. (2013-06-12)

Women can be screened years later than men with 'virtual colonoscopy'
A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial (2013-06-10)

More cancer specialist nurses to improve hospital care
Patients battling cancer have a better experience of care at hospitals that employ more cancer specialist nurses. (2013-06-06)

Tools for better understanding breast cancer stem cells
A joint project between the Griffith University and the UQ Centre for clinical Research has characterized an in vitro model that allows further studies on the breast cancer biology. (2013-06-04)

Cancer survivors and their partners at greater risk of anxiety than depression in long term
Contrary to popular belief, long-term cancer survivors are not at substantially increased risk of depression compared with their healthy counterparts, but are about a quarter more likely to experience anxiety, new research published Online First in The Lancet Oncology indicates. Moreover, partners face similar levels of depression but even higher rates of anxiety as cancers survivors themselves. (2013-06-04)

Bladder cancer recurrence and mortality could decline with better treatment compliance
This is the first study to examine the natural history of bladder cancer from a population standpoint, revealing that the burden of bladder cancer on the population is greater than thought, and, more intense surveillance and treatment according to guidelines in the first two years after diagnosis could reduce recurrence and mortality of the disease. (2013-06-04)

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