Archive for the ‘Cancer News’ Category

Study Corrects Cancer Data and Finds Cervical Cancer Rates, Disparities Higher than Thought

By David Sampson A new study corrects cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates to account for hysterectomy, and finds both incidence and mortality of cervical cancer has been grossly underestimated, especially in the black population, in which hysterectomy rates are … Read More

TCGA study identifies genomic features of cervical cancer

Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel genomic and molecular characteristics of cervical cancer that will aid in subclassification of the disease and may help target therapies that are most appropriate for each patient. …read … Read More

Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors

In an early-phase clinical trial of a new oral drug, selumetinib, children with the common genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas, tumors of the peripheral nerves, tolerated selumetinib and, in most cases, responded to it with tumor … Read More

A Healthful Way to Give to Cancer Patients

By David Sampson As the holidays approach and the year ends, a lot of people are looking for ways to give back, whether it’s gifts to loved ones or donations to their favorite charity (and of course we hope you’ll … Read More

Cellular Immunotherapy Targets a Common Human Cancer Mutation

In a study of an immune therapy for colorectal cancer that involved a single patient, researchers identified a method for targeting the cancer-causing protein produced by a mutant form of the KRAS gene. …read more Source:: Cancer

No Safe Level of Smoking: Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death

People who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetime had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than people who never smoked. …read more Source:: Cancer

Melanoma and Alcohol: Another Explanation

By David Sampson A study getting some attention today links alcohol intake with an increased risk of melanoma, an association that had been suggested in previous smaller studies as well as in a combined analysis of 16 studies. How could … Read More

CDC: Two shots enough for most young patients getting HPV vaccine

By David Sampson The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has revised its vaccination schedule for HPV vaccination among younger populations. ACIP says those starting vaccination between ages 9 and 14 can now get just two doses of HPV vaccine … Read More

NCI collaborates with Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced a collaboration with the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) to incorporate MMRF’s wealth of genomic and clinical data on the disease into the NCI Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a publicly available database. …read more … Read More

Report: One in Four Americans over 50 is Inactive

By David Sampson Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of physical inactivity among adults age 50 years and older. Inactivity is defined as no activity beyond what one has to … Read More