New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors Written by Honor Whiteman | Healthline News |Published on March 6, 2017 | See Original Here Researchers say using DNA signatures may provide a diagnostic tool for cancer that isn't invasive.   New research shows promise for a blood test that not only identifies cancer but also pinpoints precisely where…
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Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses

Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses Oxygen deprivation can propel tumor growth and spread BY LAURA BEIL | FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | ScienceNews | See Original Here | Magazine issue: Vol. 191 No. 4, March 4, 2017, p. 24 Oxygen Depreivation: Cancer cells (shown in blue) surround a blod vessel (red) in a mouse tumor. ells…
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Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma initially diagnosed on the bone marrow

Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma initially diagnosed on the bone marrow Andrés E. Quesada and Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna | Blood 2016 128:2189; | See Original Here A 15-year-old boy presented with a rapid-onset right-sided facial mass, thrombocytopenia (114 × 109/L), and elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase. A computed tomography scan demonstrated a maxillary sinus and nasopharyngeal mass with extensive cervical lymphadenopathy. Bone…
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Registration is open for the Focus On Rhabdo Webinar – Dr. Noah Berlow – Nov 6th at 2PM Eastern

Save the Date - Sunday, November 6, 2016 - Focus On Rhabdo Webinar Featuring Dr. Noah Berlow of the Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute - cc-TDI. His presentation will cover the computational and biological aspects of cc-TDI's approach to personalized cancer therapy design. This approach is based on integrating anti-cancer drug screening and genomics data using a…
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Researchers develop algorithm to find precise cancer treatments

Researchers develop algorithm to find precise cancer treatments August 10, 2016 | eCancerNews | See Original Here University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers developed a computational algorithm to analyse "Big Data" obtained from tumour samples to better understand and treat cancer. "A growing problem in cancer research is figuring out how to analyse the many…
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Killer T cells recognize cancer in pre-clinical tumors, but are silenced as tumor develops

Killer T cells recognize cancer in pre-clinical tumors, but are silenced as tumor develops Date: August 9, 2016 | Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | ScienceDaily | See Original Here [COMMENT: Certainly more work is needed.  Let's hope it is pushed to the forefront. (Alan)} Summary: In a tumor's pre-clinical stages, certain immune cells can recognize changes that make…
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Selinexor Shows Promise in Phase I Sarcoma Trial

Selinexor Shows Promise in Phase I Sarcoma Trial Dave Levitan | July 26, 2016 | CancerNetwork | See Original Here A phase I trial of selinexor, an inhibitor of the nuclear export compound exportin 1 (XPO1), found the drug was reasonably well tolerated and showed some activity in patients with advanced soft-tissue or bone sarcoma…
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Fusion-Negative Sarcoma Survivors Have Increased Risk of Second Malignancies

Fusion-Negative Sarcoma Survivors Have Increased Risk of Second Malignancies Dave Levitan | August 4, 2016 | CancerNetwork | See Original Here Survivors of fusion-negative (F−) sarcomas have a higher risk of developing a second malignant neoplasm than those who had fusion-positive (F+) sarcomas, according to a new study, which could offer guidance on surveillance of these…
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Tracking Cancer In Real Time

Tracking Cancer In Real Time By Anna Gorman | July 21, 2016 | Kaiser Health News | See Original Here California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease. Pathologists at a dozen hospitals in the state are part of a pilot…
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