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2013-09-23 16:24:20

GALVESTON, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc., announced receipt of a $1.5m contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its development of Chrysalin® to mitigate radiotherapy-induced damage to normal brain tissue. Radiotherapy is a primary tool for controlling tumor growth, yet damage to surrounding normal tissues limit the amount of radiation that can be used to kill tumors. Moreover, side-effects of radiotherapy can have...

2013-09-20 11:07:58

Like normal cells, cancer cells require amino acids for growth, maintenance, and cell signaling, and L-type amino acid transporters (LATs) are the delivery vehicles that supply them. Metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cells are highly dependent on LATs to deliver the amino acid leucine that the cells need for growth and proliferation, according to a study published September 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. To investigate the function of LATs in...

2013-09-17 20:21:28

He steps into new role after 20 years at the helm of the Fred Hutch Clinical Research Division SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederick R. Appelbaum, M.D., a world expert in the research and treatment of blood cancers who for the past two decades has served as senior vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named executive vice president and deputy director of Fred Hutch. His appointment is effective...

2013-09-16 12:27:37

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among American men. For reasons that are still unknown, African American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than men from other racial/ethnic groups. They are also twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as other men. (Logo:...

2013-09-05 16:26:10

Preeminent Surgical Oncologist Anton Bilchik, MD, Will Receive the "The Duke" Award SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mandela Family will be honored with the "True Grit" Humanitarian Award at the 29(th) annual Odyssey Ball, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. Anton Bilchik, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Medicine, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center, will be presented the...

2013-09-04 23:26:52

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the SAIC-Frederick, Inc. has selected a StorHouse data management system to be the key component of an innovative tiered storage strategy for vital cancer research data. Rockville, MD, September 4, 2013 (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization,...

2013-09-04 08:10:20

Breast cancer risk associated with use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among postmenopausal women was variable when analyzed by race/ethnicity, body mass index (BMI), and breast density, according to a new study published September 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studies have reported HRT use is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. However, differential risks by BMI and breast density have been reported. Also, studies on the effect of HRT use on breast...

2013-08-29 20:21:26

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Somewhere in a research laboratory, an African American woman with a medical degree is helping to solve the mysteries of breast cancer. She is working with colleagues to find out why young African American women are disproportionately affected by triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive and often deadly form of the disease. In another laboratory, an African American man who is an expert on...

2013-08-29 10:04:04

Here's a sobering fact for millions of young women heading back to school: The more alcohol they drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer. That's according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that, for the first time, links increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy. Previous studies have looked at breast cancer risk and alcohol consumption later in life or at the...

2013-08-29 10:00:14

Drinking alcohol before first pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of benign breast disease (BBD) and breast cancer, independent of drinking after first pregnancy, according to a new study published August 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies have shown that alcohol consumed in the past year affects a woman's breast cancer risk. However, data on the relationship between drinking alcohol during the period of time between a woman's first menstrual...