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Many Cancer Caregivers Report Feeling Unprepared for Caregiving Challenges

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many Cancer Caregivers Report Feeling Unprepared for Caregiving Challenges Many family members who care for loved ones with cancer do not feel adequately prepared for the caregiving tasks they assume and need help to make informed decisions about end-of-life care, according to a new study.“Our study found that many cancer caregivers experience high levels of […]

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Chromosomal Instability Score May Predict Response to Cancer Treatment

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chromosomal Instability Score May Predict Response to Cancer Treatment A team led by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has identified a new type of biomarker that may help predict prognosis and response to chemotherapy and radiation therapy for several types of cancer.The biomarker is a score based on the expression levels of a […]

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Forging Collaborations to Spur Global Progress against Cancer

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Forging Collaborations to Spur Global Progress against Cancer Cancer, like many other diseases, doesn’t exist within the geographic borders of any single country. Its burden is felt around the world and that burden is growing in many countries. According to the most recent estimates, worldwide, there were approximately 14 million new cancer cases in 2012. […]

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Meeting Patients Where They Are: Liberating Clinical Trials Data Under the Cancer Moonshot

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meeting Patients Where They Are: Liberating Clinical Trials Data Under the Cancer Moonshot Cancer clinical trials are a critically important step on the pathway for new or improved treatments to make their way to patients in clinics and hospitals in towns and cities across the country.Patients and their loved ones are relying on these rigorous […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Obtain Nutrients from Neighboring Cells

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Obtain Nutrients from Neighboring Cells Pancreatic cancer cells grow by instructing neighboring cells to provide them with nutrients, a new study published online August 10 in Nature has shown.The researchers found that when grown together in culture, cancer cells prompted cells from the tumor microenvironment to degrade their own proteins and […]

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More Evidence That a Wild-Type KRAS Allele Plays a Role in Cancer

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

More Evidence That a Wild-Type KRAS Allele Plays a Role in Cancer Results in a recent paper (“The mutational landscapes of genetic and chemical models of Kras-driven lung cancer” Nature 517, 489–492, 22 January 2015) are highly intriguing. Balmain and colleagues use deep sequencing and existing mouse models of lung cancer to support three themes. […]

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July Spotlight: Cancer Awareness Highlights

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

July Spotlight: Cancer Awareness Highlights In July, CRCHD joins the rest of the nation in supporting Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcoma is a rare group of malignant tumors found in soft tissue and bone, accounting for one percent of all cancer diagnoses. Although incidence is relatively low compared to other cancers, it is still more commonly […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Dr. Meena Jaggi – Investigating Curcumin (Turmeric) as HPV Repressor for Native American Women

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Dr. Meena Jaggi – Investigating Curcumin (Turmeric) as HPV Repressor for Native American Women Dr. Meena Jaggi’s approach to cancer health disparities research relies on an item more commonly found in the kitchen than the lab. Her research, funded by an NCI/CRCHD U01 grant), involves the use of curcumin (commonly known as turmeric, […]

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Special Spotlight: The Alabama Project Celebrates Survivors and Their Communities

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Special Spotlight: The Alabama Project Celebrates Survivors and Their Communities In recognition of cancer survivors and their families, CRCHD celebrates cancer survivorship this month. In this spotlight article, we focus in on The Alabama Project and its visual storytelling of the powerful impact of community in survivorship.The Alabama Project is a poignant photo essay that […]

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The RAS Problem: Turning Off a Broken Switch

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The RAS Problem: Turning Off a Broken Switch Every year, more than one million people worldwide die from cancers driven by mutations in a gene called RAS. Despite the success in developing cancer therapies that target many genetic abnormalities that drive cancer, researchers have been unable to develop treatments that can directly target altered RAS […]

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