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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.

University of Michigan study finds that more women are receiving breast reconstruction after mastectomy
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/19/2014) - A new study finds that the majority of women who undergo mastectomy for breast cancer go on to get breast reconstruction, a practice that has increased dramatically over time.

Stanford study highlights technique that allows for radiation-free detection of tumors
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/19/2014) - Researchers have developed a way to scan young cancer patients' bodies for tumors without exposing them to radiation, which could reduce their risk of developing secondary cancers.

NIH study confirms risk factors for male breast cancer
NCI News Note
(Posted: 02/19/2014) - Pooled data from studies of about 2,400 men with breast cancer and 52,000 men without breast cancer confirmed that risk factors for male breast cancer include obesity, a rare genetic condition called Klinefelter syndrome, and gynecomastia.

University of Michigan finding points to potential options for attacking stem cells in triple-negative breast cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/18/2014) - New research finds that a protein that fuels an inflammatory pathway does not turn off in breast cancer, resulting in an increase in cancer stem cells.

Duke researchers find that a natural compound can attack HER2 positive breast cancer cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/18/2014) - A common compound known to fight lymphoma and skin conditions actually has a second method of action that makes it particularly deadly against certain aggressive breast tumors.

UCLA study confirms method for detecting spread of deadly skin cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/14/2014) - The spreading of cancer cells to lymph nodes is tracked through lymphatic system and advancements to this process can now help doctors better determine which patients benefit.

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