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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.

Georgetown University researchers point to 55 genes linked to tumor suppressor to predict breast cancer survival
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/14/2014) - A panel of 55 genes, almost all of which are impacted by the loss of a particular protein, appears to predict if breast cancer will become invasive, leading to poorer survival.

New University of Kentucky study shows potential for targeting aggressive breast cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/12/2014) - A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Peter Zhou may provide an effective approach for treating triple-negative breast cancer.

UCSD researchers find that a large number of people who say they use cigarettes, don't consider themselves to be smokers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/12/2014) - Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report there is a surprisingly large number of people who say they use cigarettes, but don't consider themselves to be "smokers."

NYU scientists note weakness of a common cancer gene
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/11/2014) - NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have found a biological weakness in the workings of the most commonly mutated gene involved in human cancers, known as mutant K-Ras, which they say can be exploited by drug chemotherapies to thwart tumor growth.

Dana-Farber researchers report that a normal enzyme aids a mutant one to fuel blood cancer’s growth
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/11/2014) - A normal enzyme called SYK pairs with FLT3, the most commonly mutated enzyme found in acute myelogenous leukemia, to promote progression of the cancer and its resistance to treatment with FLT3-blocking drugs, which may explain relatively poor results in clinical studies.

Fred Hutchinson researchers find that smoking is linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/11/2014) - Young women – current or recent smokers who have smoked a pack a day for a decade or more – have a significantly increased risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer.

University of Kansas researchers establish potential benefits of high-dose vitamin C for ovarian cancer patients
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/06/2014) - University of Kansas Medical Center researchers say a pilot clinical trial shows potential benefits of complementary treatment with high-dose vitamin C for ovarian cancer patients.

NIH study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 02/06/2014) - Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. However, further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made. The study was published Feb. 6, 2014, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Dana-Farber researchers find that marker may predict response to ipilimumab in advanced melanoma
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/05/2014) - Dana-Farber researchers found that in patients with advanced melanoma using the immunotherapy ipilimumab, presence of higher levels of the protein VEGF in the blood was associated with a poorer response.

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