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New on NCI’s Websites for May 2016

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

New on NCI’s Websites for May 2016 NCI constantly publishes new information on its websites, so periodically we provide updates on new content of interest to the cancer community. See Original Article

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National Minority Health Month Spotlight: Career Development

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

National Minority Health Month Spotlight: Career Development April is National Minority Health Month and in support of the 2016 theme, Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation, the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) is highlighting how diversity training and career development opportunities are contributing to efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer […]

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Targeted Photoimmunotherapy Approach for Cancer Moves Forward

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Targeted Photoimmunotherapy Approach for Cancer Moves Forward Two new studies from NCI researchers add to growing evidence of the promise of a novel type of cancer immunotherapy that uses infrared light to activate rapid and selective killing of cancer cells.One of the studies, presented last week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual […]

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A Shared Commitment for Accelerating Progress with the Cancer Moonshot

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Shared Commitment for Accelerating Progress with the Cancer Moonshot We’re coming off an exciting week for the cancer research community and the ongoing efforts behind the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.The big event, which took place in New Orleans, was the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), which featured […]

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Many Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need Additional Screening

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need Additional Screening Women with dense breasts are at increased risk of breast cancer, and high breast density is a cause of false-negative results on a standard screening mammography. However, results from a new study suggest that breast density alone should not dictate whether women should receive additional […]

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RAS Insight

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

RAS Insight I really enjoyed Mark Philips excellent review on opportunities to target RAS signaling by disrupting membrane localization of RAS. I worked at a major Pharma player in the RAS field during the height of efforts to block RAS translocation with FPTase inhibitors, and wanted to share this old war-story, because what is old […]

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Special Spotlight: Widely Acclaimed Cancer Disparities Researcher, Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, Retires from University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Special Spotlight: Widely Acclaimed Cancer Disparities Researcher, Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, Retires from University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized expert in cancer health disparity research and a former NCI/CRCHD grantee, recently announced her retirement from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Medicine, where […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Rafael E. Guerrero-Preston, Dr.P.H., M.P.H. – Exploring Genetic and Epigenetic Factors Underlying Head and Neck Cancer Disparities

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Rafael E. Guerrero-Preston, Dr.P.H., M.P.H. – Exploring Genetic and Epigenetic Factors Underlying Head and Neck Cancer Disparities Rafael E. Guerrero-Preston, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, presented findings from his epigenomic research at the Sixth American Association for […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Bill Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. – Steering a Partnership to Improve Cancer Outcomes for African Americans in Maryland and DC

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Bill Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. – Steering a Partnership to Improve Cancer Outcomes for African Americans in Maryland and DC Dr. William (Bill) Nelson is playing an integral role in advancing our understanding of cancer health disparities and helping to foster the interests of young medical and science students from underrepresented backgrounds in the […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency May Promote Spread of Some Breast Cancers

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vitamin D Deficiency May Promote Spread of Some Breast Cancers A deficiency in vitamin D is associated with tumor progression and metastasis in breast cancer, suggests a new study.The study, primarily conducted using cell lines and mice, also identified an association between vitamin D levels and the expression of ID1, an oncogene that has been […]

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