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Program Spotlight: Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Partnership Receives $8 Million Grant to Start Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Program Spotlight: Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Partnership Receives $8 Million Grant to Start Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy The UMass Boston and Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center PACHE Partnership received a grant to start-up a Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy on the UMass Boston campus. The center is deigned to train underrepresented students to work in […]

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FDA Approves Ribociclib, Expands Palbociclib Approval for Metastatic Breast Cancer

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FDA Approves Ribociclib, Expands Palbociclib Approval for Metastatic Breast Cancer The FDA has approved a new targeted therapy, ribociclib, and expanded its earlier approval of another targeted therapy, palbociclib, for some women with metastatic breast cancer. See Original Article FDA Approves Rucaparib for BRCA-Positive Ovarian Cancer The FDA has approved rucaparib for women with BRCA-positive […]

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Common Myths about Cancer and Cancer Health Disparities

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Common Myths about Cancer and Cancer Health Disparities To better understand cancer and cancer health disparities, CRCHD addresses five common misconceptions about cancer. See Original Article Special Spotlight: Levi A. Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Prestigious Jane Cooke Wright Award from American Association for Cancer Research Dr. Levi A. Garraway, a former CRCHD CURE trainee, received […]

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Mutation-Specific Approaches to KRAS Cancers: What We Can Learn from G12C-Directed Inhibitors

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Mutation-Specific Approaches to KRAS Cancers: What We Can Learn from G12C-Directed Inhibitors Dr. Sharon Campbell discusses recent advances in targeting specific mutant forms of KRAS proteins in cancers.See Original Article CURE Scholar Spotlight – Dr. Donita Colette Brady Donita C. Brady, a Research Associate Senior at the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke […]

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FDA Approves Talimogene Laherparepvec to Treat Metastatic Melanoma

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FDA Approves Talimogene Laherparepvec to Treat Metastatic Melanoma The FDA has approved the first oncolytic virus therapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC). The drug was approved for the treatment of metastatic melanoma that cannot be removed surgically.See Original Article TCGA Wins 2015 Sammies People’s Choice Award The Partnership for Public Service presented the 2015 People’s Choice Award […]

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Trial Yields Positive Data on Pembrolizumab for Lung Cancer, Potential Response Biomarker

| April 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trial Yields Positive Data on Pembrolizumab for Lung Cancer, Potential Response Biomarker Findings from an early phase clinical trial may point to a biomarker that identifies patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer most likely to respond to the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda®). See Original Article Microscopy Advances Open Up New Avenues of Cancer Discovery […]

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Three New Therapies Approved for Multiple Myeloma

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Three New Therapies Approved for Multiple Myeloma In November 2015, the FDA approved three new therapies for patients with multiple myeloma.See Original Article Long-Term Study Finds No Increased Risk of Miscarriage after HPV Vaccination Women in a clinical trial who became pregnant after vaccination with a bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine did not have an […]

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Advancing the Potential and Promise of Total-Body PET Imaging

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Advancing the Potential and Promise of Total-Body PET Imaging A total-body PET scanner under development is an ideal example of how NCI and NIH are supporting the development of new research and cancer care-related technologies. See Original Article

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A Panel of Isogenic RAS-Dependent Cell Lines Developed at the Frederick National Laboratory

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A Panel of Isogenic RAS-Dependent Cell Lines Developed at the Frederick National Laboratory Mouse embryonic fibroblasts have been engineered to lack all RAS genes on demand. Then individual RAS genes can be introduced. Such cells allow effects of drugs to be tested with more precision.See Original Article

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April Spotlight: National Minority Health Month

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April Spotlight: National Minority Health Month Each April, we recognize National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. Dr. Peter Ogunbiyi shares how CRCHD’s work is related to the 2017 theme: Bridging Health Equity Across Communities.See Original Article

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