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USC experts find that secondary thyroid cancer is more deadly than primary malignancy in young individuals
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with primary thyroid cancer.

UCLA experimental treatment in mice eradicates acute leukemia
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - A diverse team of scientists from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an experimental treatment that eradicates an acute type of leukemia in mice without any detectable toxic side effects.

MIT researchers and colleagues develop a potential paper diagnostic for cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - MIT engineers have developed a simple, cheap, paper test that could improve diagnosis rates and help people get treated earlier.

NCI supported study of selenium and vitamin E supplements shows an increase risk of prostate cancer in some men
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/24/2014) - Supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

Mouse study identifies enzyme with key role in precancerous lesions
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/24/2014) - In a new study, researchers led by a molecular biologist at the University of California, San Francisco report two breakthroughs in understanding those lesions and their role in pancreatic cancer.

University of Arizona researchers report on cervical cancer study
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/21/2014) - Dr. Monk is nationally recognized for his expertise in cervical cancer and chairs the Gynecologic Oncology Cervical Cancer Committee for the National Cancer Institute funded Gynecologic Oncology Group for the study published in NEJM.

UCLA scientisits find that tissue-penetrating light releases chemotherapy inside cancer cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/21/2014) - Dr. Jeffrey Zink Dr. Fuyu Tamanoi Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a technique using light to carry chemotherapy to cancer cells.

Ohio State researchers find that addition of bevacizumab to the treatment of newly diagnosed brain tumors does not extend patients’ lives
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/20/2014) - Results from a randomized, phase 3 clinical trial conducted by the RTOG have shown that adding bevacizumab to the treatment of glioblastoma does not improve patient survival.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering researchers find that cell therapy shows ability to eradicate cancer in clinical study
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/20/2014) - A large clinical study... of patients with advanced leukemia found that 88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

St. Jude gene sequencing project discovers common driver of a childhood brain tumor
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/20/2014) - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies the most common genetic alteration yet in the brain tumor ependymoma; results offer clues for fighting other cancers.

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