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Dartmouth researchers developing new approach for imaging dense breasts for abnormalities
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/27/2014) - Dartmouth engineers and radiologists are developing new approaches for an emerging technique in diagnostic imaging for breast cancer—MRI with near-infrared spectroscopy.

UCSD researchers find a method that could put a brake on a tumor's spread
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/24/2014) - A UCSD research team has found that a protein involved in promoting tumor growth and survival is also activated in surrounding blood vessels, enabling cancer cells to spread into the bloodstream.

Dana-Farber researchers develop new computer model that may aid personalized cancer care
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 01/24/2014) - Researchers at Dana-Farber have developed a tool to help predict how a patient’s tumor is likely to behave and which of several possible treatments is most likely to be effective.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering researchers find that obesity is linked to poor prognosis in tongue cancer
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 01/23/2014) - Obesity in patients with early-stage tongue cancer has been linked to a five-fold increase in the risk of death.

Washington University School of Medicine study shows 1 in 5 women with ovarian cancer has inherited predisposition
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 01/23/2014) - A new study conservatively estimates that one in five women with ovarian cancer has inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of the disease.

Fred Hutchinson researchers find that a new drug shows promise in treating indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 01/23/2014) - A new drug, idelalisib, showed promise in a phase 2 study for treating patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

NIH scientists map genetic changes that drive tumors in a common pediatric soft-tissue cancer
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 01/23/2014) - Scientists have mapped the genetic changes that drive tumors in rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric soft-tissue cancer, and found that the disease is characterized by two distinct genotypes. The genetic alterations identified in this malignancy could be useful in developing targeted diagnostic tools and treatments for children with the disease.

Harvard researchers find that melatonin may lower prostate cancer risk
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/22/2014) - Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer.

St Jude researchers find that cancer diagnosis doesn’t increase a child’s risk of post-traumatic stress disorder
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/22/2014) - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study suggests previous research overestimated PTSD in young cancer patients; new findings highlight the ability of children to adjust and even thrive in response to challenges.

Georgetown University researchers find that genetic counseling via telephone is as effective as in-person counseling
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/22/2014) - Telephone counseling can deliver the same quality and satisfaction as face-to-face interactions... according to a study lead by Georgetown researchers.

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