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Study: Mexican-Americans receive less intensive stroke rehabilitation
Michigan Medicine researchers found that allocation of rehabilitation services differs by ethnicity, which may help explain why Mexican-Americans have worse outcomes after stroke. (2017-05-03)

Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African-American women
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol. (2017-05-01)

Serial analysis of CTCs may provide biomarker predictive of NSCLC response to crizotinib
Among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) fueled by ALK gene alterations who were being treated with crizotinib (Xalkori), a decrease in the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) harboring increased copies of the ALK gene over the first two months of treatment was associated with increased progression-free survival. (2017-05-01)

New imaging method may predict immunotherapy response early
A noninvasive PET imaging method that measures granzyme B, a protein released by immune cells to kill cancer cells, was able to distinguish mouse and human tumors that responded to immune checkpoint inhibitors from those that did not respond early in the course of treatment. (2017-05-01)

The high cost of surviving acute respiratory distress syndrome
According to a new multicenter study, nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings. (2017-04-28)

New method for early screening of colorectal cancer
A highly sensitive method that can detect even the earlier stages of colorectal cancer has been developed by researchers in Japan. Shimadzu Corporation, the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, and the National Cancer Center in Japan have collaborated to develop a new screening method that comprehensively analyzes the metabolites in our blood. (2017-04-25)

Delay in colonoscopy following positive screening test associated with increased risk of colorectal
Among patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test result, compared with follow-up colonoscopy at eight to 30 days, follow-up after 10 months was associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced-stage disease at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-04-25)

Bad feelings can motivate cancer patients
Feeling down is a common side effect of being diagnosed with cancer. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with diagnosis and treatment. But a recent study by researchers from Concordia and the University of Toronto shows that these seemingly negative emotions can actually be good for patients. (2017-04-25)

World's largest clinical cancer research meeting to highlight latest advances
Studies spanning the spectrum of cancer prevention and care, from immunotherapy and precision medicine to survivorship, will be highlighted in the official Press Program for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Research results will be released in advance of and throughout the Annual Meeting, taking place June 2-6 in Chicago. (2017-04-20)

Second cancers deadlier in young patients
Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. Study will be published April 20 in JAMA Oncology. (2017-04-20)

Glioblastoma patients may benefit from a vaccine-chemotherapy combination
A vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival for a small group of glioblastoma (GBM) patients. (2017-04-14)

Cancer occurrence among African-born blacks differs substantially from US-born blacks
The cancer profile of African-born blacks differs from that of United States-born blacks and varies by region of birth, according to a new study. (2017-04-13)

University of Montana professor breaks new ground on counseling survivors of trauma, sexual assault
Recent work by a University of Montana communication studies professor draws national attention for her approach to incorporating research in interpersonal communication with the delivery of mental health services to sexual assault survivors. (2017-04-07)

Are men with a family history of prostate cancer eligible for active surveillance?
Active surveillance -- careful monitoring to determine if or when a cancer warrants treatment -- is an increasingly prevalent choice for prostate cancer, but it's unclear if the strategy is appropriate for men with a family history of prostate cancer. A recent analysis of the medical literature concluded that a family history of prostate cancer does not appear to increase a patient's risk of having more aggressive prostate cancer. (2017-04-06)

New study sheds light on 'lung sparing effect'
A new study suggests that in cases of severe malnutrition, the body may prioritize lung development at the expense of other less vital growth. (2017-04-05)

New Zealand's colorectal cancer rates are on the rise in young adults
A recent analysis found a decrease in the overall incidence of colorectal cancer in New Zealand, but an increased incidence of rectal cancer in those under 50 years of age. (2017-04-05)

Phase II trial: Rice bran adds microbiome diversity, slows growth of colon cancer cells
Today at the AACR, University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers at Colorado State University present results of a phase II clinical trial of 29 people exploring the effects of adding rice bran or navy beans to the diets of colorectal cancer survivors. (2017-04-04)

Drug combination shows benefit in RAS-driven cancers
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists report a number of patients in a small study with RAS-driven lung, ovarian, and thyroid cancers got long-term clinical benefit from a combination of two drugs that targeted molecular pathways controlled by the RAS gene. (2017-04-03)

Drug combination boost PARP inhibitor response in resistant ovarian cancer
A new Dana-Farber study shows patients with platinum resistant ovarian cancer who wouldn't be expected to respond to a PARP inhibitor had partial shrinkage of their tumor with the addition of a kinase inhibitor. (2017-04-03)

Study finds more childhood cancer survivors would likely benefit from genetic screening
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has completed the first whole genome sequencing of cancer survivors and found that 12 percent of childhood cancer survivors carry mutations linked to an increased risk of cancer. (2017-04-03)

New study: Aggressive breast cancer grows faster in obese environment
In an abstract that will be presented April 3 at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017, UNC Lineberger researchers will report preliminary findings that breast cancer cancer cells grew larger when they were transplanted into fatty, obese tissue. (2017-03-31)

UQ opens new era in cancer research and drug development
New cancer-fighting drugs could emerge from The University of Queensland in coming years, thanks to a state-of-the-art imaging facility opened today. (2017-03-28)

Survivors of childhood brain tumors have increased body fat
These findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors of childhood brain tumors. This may program their future risk of these diseases and impact their outcomes. (2017-03-24)

Study featuring genomic sequencing & international data shows random errors...
The mutations that cause human cancer have traditionally been thought to originate from two main sources -- heredity and environment -- but now, new work by researchers including Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein emphasizes the importance of a third source of these mutations. (2017-03-23)

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors
In a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries. (2017-03-23)

UNSW scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging
UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars. (2017-03-23)

Are arm measurements better than BMI to assess nutrition status in child cancer survivors?
Arm anthropometry is a simple method to determine if a person is overweight or obese, and because it can distinguish between fat and muscle mass, unlike body mass index (BMI), it is a valuable method for assessing muscle loss in long-term survivors of childhood cancer. (2017-03-23)

Study examines birth outcomes for adolescent & young adult cancer survivors
A new article published online by JAMA Oncology from Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., Chelsea Anderson, M.P.H., and coauthors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill used a data linkage between the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry and state birth certificate files to examine selected birth outcomes. The study included 2,598 births to female adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and 12,990 births to women without a cancer diagnosis for comparison. (2017-03-23)

New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer
The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK today. (2017-03-23)

Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients still missing out
Previously, mainly women with a history of cancer were referred for genetic testing, but as awareness has grown, more low-risk women are undergoing BRCA testing. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that the proportion of women without a history of cancer who underwent BRCA testing rose sharply from 24.3% in 2004 to 61.5% in 2014. (2017-03-22)

Protein could prevent brain damage caused by stroke
A small protein that could protect the brain from stroke-induced injury has been discovered by researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University. (2017-03-20)

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers
Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy -- according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2017-03-20)

Years after diagnosis, many young cancer survivors continue to struggle socially
A new study indicates that the social difficulties faced by many adolescent and young adult cancer survivors often persist for years after their diagnosis. (2017-03-20)

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors at high risk of second cancers
Patients who are cured of Hodgkin lymphoma are at a high risk of developing a second type of cancer, particularly if they have a family history of the disease, a major new study reports. (2017-03-13)

How cobras developed flesh-eating venom
A University of Queensland-led international study has revealed how one of the world's most feared types of snakes -- cobras -- developed their potent venom. Associate Professor Bryan Fry of UQ's School of Biological Sciences said cobras were killers in Africa and Asia, and caused crippling social and economic burdens through the number of survivors who needed amputations due to the snake's flesh-eating venom. (2017-03-13)

WSU researcher finds mechanism triggering spread of prostate cancer to bones
A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body's bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities. (2017-03-13)

Hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes increase breast cancer risk
Age is the most important risk factor of breast cancer but current study suggests that the use of hormonal intrauterine device increases the breast cancer risk significantly. (2017-03-09)

History of exercise helps prevent heart disease after breast cancer
While regular exercise is recommended as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle for any person, it also appears to help mitigate the increased cardiovascular risk faced by women treated for breast cancer, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session. (2017-03-08)

Ovarian cancer researchers find biomarker linked to prognosis in aggressive disease type
Ovarian cancer researchers have identified a protein biomarker expressed on the surface of tumour cells in high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the most common and lethal subtype of the disease. (2017-03-07)

$1.1 million grant funds study on why early pregnancy prevents breast cancer
Biomedical scientist Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D., has received a $1.1 million research grant from the US Department of Defense (DOD) to study how early pregnancy reduces a woman's risk for breast cancer. (2017-03-06)

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