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Radiotherapy for invasive breast cancer increases the risk of second primary lung cancer
East Asian female breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy have a higher risk of developing second primary lung cancer. (2017-02-15)

Blood test provides clues to bladder cancer patients' prognoses
New research indicates that about one-quarter of patients with bladder cancer treated with radical surgery on curative intent have detectable levels of tumour cells circulating in their blood. The presence of circulating tumour cells was also a predictor of cancer recurrence and death. (2017-02-13)

Among colon cancer patients, smokers have worse outcomes than non-smokers
In an analysis of more than 18,000 patients treated for colon cancer, current smokers were 14 percent more likely to die from their colon cancer within five years than patients who had never smoked. Among patients treated by surgery only, current smokers were 21 percent more likely to die from their colon cancer than patients who had never smoked. (2017-02-08)

Approach removes thyroid gland with no neck scar or need for special equipment
A surgical approach developed by ENT surgeons at LSU Health New Orleans to perform thryroidectomies without scarring the neck appears to be just as successful using standard surgery. Originally, using robotics and endoscopic technology, surgeons made an incision behind the ear instead of in the neck. A new study led by LSU Health's Rohan Walvekar, MD, Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, shows that the same approach can be employed using standard surgical equipment and techniques. (2017-02-07)

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide
After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting 'exceptional' survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients. (2017-02-02)

Cancer survivors find online and phone communication with medical professionals beneficial
Coinciding with World Cancer Day (Feb. 4), researchers from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey have completed the first ever systematic review of cancer survivors' experience of online and telephone telehealth interventions in cancer care, a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research reports. (2017-02-02)

Why thick skin develops on our palms and soles, and its links to cancer
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), a disease which affects more than 8,000 people in the UK each year. (2017-02-01)

Changes in gene contribute independently to breast and ovarian cancer
Defects in the EMSY gene -- long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the BRCA genes -- spur cancer growth on their own. (2017-01-31)

Silencing cancer cell communication may reduce the growth of tumors
In this issue of the JCI, a study led by Frances Balkwill at Barts Cancer Institute evaluated whether blocking cancer cell communication through the CCR4 receptor could reverse the pro-tumor environment in a mouse model of cancer. (2017-01-30)

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. (2017-01-30)

Breath test could help detect stomach and esophageal cancers
A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the esophagus and stomach, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017. (2017-01-29)

Researchers explore how protein production gets distorted in skin cancer
Researchers have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. The discovery could potentially aid the development of new treatments. (2017-01-27)

Twice-daily radiation therapy cuts deaths from head and neck cancer
Treating head and neck cancer patients with a twice-daily radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy could save more lives. By splitting the daily treatment in two portions, a higher and more effective dose can be given to patients, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017. The researchers hope that this can be achieved without increasing side effects. (2017-01-26)

Studies offer new hope for diagnosis of Chiari-malformation in toy dog breeds
Researchers from the University Of Surrey School Of Veterinary Medicine have made advances in the study of the Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia disorder in toy dogs. (2017-01-25)

Diabetes drug takes aim at cancer's fuel source
To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer patients. The pilot clinical trial results were published today in The Laryngoscope. (2017-01-25)

Ancient, scary and alien-looking specimen forms a rarity in the insect world -- a new order
Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year-old insect preserved in amber with a triangular head, almost-alien and 'E.T.-like' appearance and features so unusual that it has been placed in its own scientific 'order' -- an incredibly rare event. (2017-01-25)

Researchers discover potential new target for treating glioblastoma
Scientists have found a way to inhibit the growth of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer with low survival rates, by targeting a protein that drives growth of brain tumors, according to research from the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. (2017-01-24)

Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner: Study
Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency. (2017-01-24)

New 'immunoprofiler' initiative will advance drug discovery
UC San Francisco scientists have formed an innovative research alliance with three global pharmaceutical companies to improve patients' responses to cancer immunotherapy and to increase the effectiveness of immunotherapy across a wider range of cancer types. (2017-01-19)

Wayne State University research team develops new diagnostic tool to identify tinnitus in animals
A team of researchers from Wayne State University has developed a behavioral tool that may significantly aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus, ultimately leading to new drugs and treatment methods. (2017-01-19)

Computer-based cognitive training program may help patients with severe tinnitus
In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, researchers evaluated the effect of a cognitive training program on tinnitus. (2017-01-19)

Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds
From 2011 to 2013, the ACA resulted in an 8 percent increase in the diagnoses of early-stage colorectal cancer among US seniors aged 65 and older. (2017-01-18)

Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute discovers cancer treatment for transplant patients
Kenar D. Jhaveri, M.D., and Richard Barnett, M.D., Feinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists and Northwell Health Department of Internal Medicine nephrologists, published a Letter to the Editor in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, which profiles a novel drug combination with the potential to help prevent rejection of a donor kidney in transplant patients undergoing cancer treatment. (2017-01-18)

Scientists switch on predatory kill instinct in mice
Researchers at Yale University have isolated the brain circuitry that coordinates predatory hunting, according to a study in the Jan. 12 issue of Cell. One set of neurons in the amygdala, the brain's center of emotion and motivation, cues the animal to pursue prey. Another set signals the animal to use its jaw and neck muscles to bite and kill. (2017-01-12)

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers
An epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use was identified. This discovery was unexpected since it seemed highly improbable that this kind of alterations of the epigenome found in children could also target an epithelial tumor like throat cancer that occurs only in adults. (2017-01-11)

University of South Carolina researchers discover new subtype of cervical cancer
Scientists from the University of South Carolina have identified a new subtype of cervical cancer that may explain why a fraction of cervical cancer patients do not respond to standard treatment. (2017-01-10)

The importance of the glutamine metabolism in colon cancer
The importance of glutamine was made clear as a colon cancer specific metabolism. It is known that glutamine metabolism is important for pancreatic cancer, but the importance of glutamine metabolism for colon cancer has been unclear. In this study, we showed the importance of glutamine metabolism. (2017-01-10)

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new potential treatment for cancer metastasis
Breast cancer metastasis, the process by which cancer spreads, may be prevented through the new use of a class of drugs already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. (2017-01-09)

Place matters in late diagnosis of colorectal cancer, study finds
In addition to a person's race or ethnicity, where they live can matter in terms of whether they are diagnosed at a late stage for colorectal cancer, according to a recent study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. (2017-01-09)

Cancers evade immunotherapy by 'discarding the evidence' of tumor-specific mutations
Results of an initial study of tumors from patients with lung cancer or head and neck cancer suggest that the widespread acquired resistance to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors may be due to the elimination of certain genetic mutations needed to enable the immune system to recognize and attack malignant cells. (2017-01-05)

Lung cancer patients may benefit from delayed chemotherapy after surgery
A new Yale study suggests that patients with a common form of lung cancer may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to four months after surgery, according to the researchers. The study was published online by JAMA Oncology on Jan. 5, 2017. (2017-01-05)

Study sheds light on esophageal cancer, offers insight into increasingly common disease
A comprehensive analysis of 559 esophageal and gastric cancer samples, collected from patients around the world, suggests the two main types of esophageal cancer differ markedly in their molecular characteristics and should be considered separate diseases. (2017-01-04)

Iron deficiency anemia associated with hearing loss
In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kathleen M. Schieffer, B.S., of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa., and colleagues examined the association between sensorineural hearing loss and conductive hearing loss and iron deficiency anemia in adults ages 21 to 90 years in the United States. (2016-12-29)

The late effects of stress: New insights into how the brain responds to trauma
A new study by scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) Bangalore, has shown how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed trauma. A stressful incident can lead to increased electrical activity in a brain region known as the amygdala. This activity is delayed and is dependent on a molecule known as the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor (NMDA-R), a protein on nerve cells known to be crucial for memory functions. (2016-12-28)

Cancer registries in resource-constrained countries can inform policy
Data from population-based cancer registries are vital for informing health programs, policies and strategies for cancer screening and treatment. A special issue of Cancer Epidemiology, prepared under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers lessons for planning and supporting cancer registration in resource-constrained settings to support data-driven policies on cancer prevention, early detection and appropriate treatment leading to significant cost savings for government and society as a whole. (2016-12-20)

Penn immunotherapy pioneer elected to National Academy of Inventors
Yvonne J. Paterson, Ph.D., a professor of Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Fellows are named inventors on US patents. Election to fellow status recognizes academic inventors who have 'demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.' (2016-12-19)

MU researchers caution parents to prevent electrical cord burns to the mouth
With millions of Americans decorating their homes for the holidays, tangles of extension cords and electrical wires are a common sight. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have estimated more than 1,000 injuries in children caused by oral electrical burns were reported in emergency rooms from 1997 to 2012. The researchers caution parents and caregivers of young children to be mindful of the dangers of electrical burns to the mouth. (2016-12-19)

UMN researchers provide molecular portraits of a new cancer drug target
Unprecedented images of cancer genome-mutating enzymes acting on DNA provide vital clues into how the enzymes work to promote tumor evolution and drive poor disease outcomes. These images, revealed by University of Minnesota researchers, provide the first ever high-resolution pictures of molecular complexes formed between DNA and the human APOBEC3A and APOBEC3B enzymes. (2016-12-19)

Huntsman Cancer Institute leads international colorectal study
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah will head an international study to find out how lifestyle and other health factors impact colon and rectal cancer outcomes. HCI was awarded an $8.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead and expand an ongoing project in colon cancer research. (2016-12-19)

KU Leuven awards joint honorary doctorate to James P. Allison and Carl H. June
As part of its Patron Saint's Day celebrations on Feb. 15 2017, KU Leuven (Belgium) will award a joint honorary doctorate to immunologists James P. Allison (University of Texas) and Carl H. June (University of Pennsylvania). (2016-12-19)

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