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Screening with frequent personalized CA125 testing may improve detection of ovarian cancer in high-risk women

(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) - The combined results of two ovarian cancer screening trials suggest that a personalized strategy involving frequent screening of high-risk women could improve the chance that tumors are detected at early stages when they are easier to treat. As reported in a paper published in Clinical Cancer Research, these trials imply that a protocol involving quarterly blood testing ...
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Molecular “on switch” could point to treatments for pediatric brain tumor

(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have identified a mechanism that controls the expression of genes regulating the growth of the most aggressive form of medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain tumor. In their report published online in Cancer Discovery, the team also identifies potential targets for future treatments. “We set out to find the most important ...
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Researchers identify new process to raise natural armies of cancer-targeting T lymphocytes outside the body

(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) - Mayo Clinic and University of Washington researchers have discovered a new culture method that unlocks the natural fighter function of immune T cells when they are passing through the bloodstream. This allows T cell armies to be raised directly from blood that naturally recognize and target proteins that are present on most human cancers. The results are ...
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‘Sweet Spot’ for Additional Breast Imaging Found

(SOURCE: RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) - Breast cancer detection increases significantly when radiologists recall mammogram patients for additional imaging more often than recommended by the current guidelines, according to a study by a radiologist at Rush. The study determined that the "sweet spot" for finding breast cancer is in the recall range of 12 to 14 percent, compared to the current guidelines of ...
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Adding antiandrogen therapy to radiation therapy improves survival in recurrent prostate cancer

(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) - A nearly two-decades-long clinical trial has demonstrated that adding antiandrogen therapy to radiation therapy can improve the survival of prostate cancer patients who have evidence of disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy.  The study conducted by the NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group appears in the February 2  New England Journal of Medicine. “Surgery is a very ...
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Big data brings breast cancer research forwards by ‘decades’

(SOURCE: CANCER RESEARCH UK) - Scientists have created a 'map' linking the shape of breast cancer cells to genes turned on and off, and matched it to real disease outcomes, which could one day help doctors select treatments, according to a study published in Genome Research today (Wednesday).* In a revolutionary new approach, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Institute of Cancer ...
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Hormone may offer new contraceptive that protects ovaries from chemotherapy

(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) - A naturally occurring hormone that plays an important role in fetal development may be the basis for a new type of reversible contraceptive that can protect ovaries from the damage caused by chemotherapy drugs. In their report receiving online publication in PNAS, a team from the Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department ...
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Ovarian Cancer Treatment News: Murine study finds potential boost for ovarian cancer drug Olaparib

(SOURCE: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY PRESS) - Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1 sensitizes tumors to the cancer drug Olaparib (Lynparza). Their findings in the study "Phosphoglycerate mutase 1 regulates dNTP pool and promotes homologous recombination repair in cancer cells," which has ...
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Leukemia Diagnosis Research News: Advances prompt release of new recommendations for diagnosis, management of adult AML

(SOURCE: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER) - An international panel of experts has released updated evidence-based and expert-opinion-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults. The recommendations were issued by the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) and published in the journal Blood. The paper’s senior author was Clara D. Bloomfield, MD, Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University ...
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Cancer Research News: TINY EXPORTS SIGNAL BIG SHIFTS IN CANCER TISSUE, RESEARCHERS FIND

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS) - Microscopic shifts in metabolism and increases in tiny transport vesicles out of tumor cells preface larger changes to the tumor environment and could prepare the way for cancerous cells to spread and metastasize, University of Illinois researchers report. They saw cancer-causing biological events at both the molecular and tissue scales as they happened, imaging the cells ...
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