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UPenn researchers show nuclear stiffness keeps stem cells and cancer cells in place
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/26/2014) - Nuclear proteins that regulate nuclear stiffness are thought to control processes as diverse as tissue repair and tumor growth.

Hopkins researchers explore magnetic medicine in mice
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/26/2014) - Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.

UPenn researchers find that blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance to melanoma BRAF drugs
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - A new preclinical study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that the root of BRAF drug resistance may lie in a never-before-seen autophagy mechanism induced by the BRAF inhibitors vermurafenib and dabrafenib.

UPenn study finds cancer patients turning to mass media, non-experts for info
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/25/2014) - The results are from a longitudinal cohort study comprising three annual mailed surveys between 2006 and 2008 and completed by patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancers.

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.

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