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Hopkins and Dana-Farber researchers report that immune system-based therapy produces lasting remissions in melanoma patients
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/06/2014, Updated: 03/06/2014) - Nivolumab, a drug that unleashes the immune system to attack cancer, is now shown to produce lasting remissions and hold the disease in check in many patients with advanced melanoma.

Dana-Farber study shows more hospital deaths and invasive care for dying cancer patients who receive chemotherapy
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo invasive medical procedures than those who do not receive chemotherapy.

Purdue study of cholesterol-metabolism suggests new diagnostic, treatment approach for aggressive prostate cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells.

MD Anderson researchers find that yoga regulates stress hormones
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Through a grant from the National Cancer Institute, researchers are now conducting a Phase III clinical trial in women with breast cancer to further determine the mechanisms of yoga that lead to improvement in physical functioning and quality of life.

USC study finds that a diet high in animal proteins may be as bad as smoking in terms of cancer risk
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Researchers found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet.

Breast Cancer Startup Challenge announces ten winning teams of entrepreneurs; Promising technologies identified to speed cancer research
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 03/05/2014) - Ten winners of a world-wide competition to bring emerging breast cancer research technologies to market faster were announced today by the Avon Foundation for Women, in partnership with NCI and the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). Avon is providing $250,000 in funding for this Challenge.

UTHSC researchers find that improved screening means new targets for pediatric neuroblastoma therapies
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 03/03/2014) - A researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio unveils the important role of microRNAs in regulating neuroblastoma development, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering study reveals mechanisms cancer cells use to establish metastatic brain tumors
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/28/2014) - New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering provides fresh insight into the biologic mechanisms that individual cancer cells use to metastasize to the brain.

Ohio State researchers find that breast cancer cells are less likely to spread when one gene is turned off
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/27/2014) - New research suggests that a protein only recently linked to cancer has a significant effect on the risk that breast cancer will spread.

Ohio State researchers find that study of super responders leads to possible new gene target for lung cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/26/2014) - A potential new gene mutation that might drive lung cancer development and growth has been identified by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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