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Mass General researchers find that cultured circulating tumor cells reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/11/2014) - Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing.

Harvard researchers find that a vasectomy may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/10/2014) - Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer.

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer; TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 07/09/2014) - Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of lung cancer.

NCI study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 07/08/2014) - Extremely obese people have increased risks of dying from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.
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U of Michigan researchers find that bone marrow fat tissue in mice secretes hormone that helps body stay healthy
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/07/2014) - The study found that both marrow adipose tissue and adiponectin increased in humans with anorexia, and in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for ovarian or endometrial cancer.

MD Anderson researchers find that pseudogenes may provide clearer understanding of biomarkers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/07/2014) - The results indicated that the science of pseudogene expression analysis may very well play a key role in explaining how cancer occurs by helping medical experts in the discovery of new biomarkers.

Sanford-Burnham study reveals how tumors remodel their surroundings to grow
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/07/2014) - The study suggests that therapies targeting the tumor microenvirnoment may be as important as targeting the tumor itself.

Purdue-designed tool helps guide brain cancer surgery
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/03/2014) - A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.

Mayo study finds that proton therapy has advantages over IMRT for advanced head and neck cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/02/2014) - A new study by radiation oncologists at Mayo Clinic comparing the world’s literature on outcomes of proton beam therapy in the treatment of a variety of advanced head and neck cancers of the skull base compared to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has found that proton beam therapy significantly improved disease free survival and tumor control when compared to IMRT. The results appear in the journal Lancet Oncology.

NCI and Penn researchers find that HIV-infected people with early-stage cancers are more likely to go untreated for cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/01/2014) - HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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