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Adenocarcinoma is cancer that begins in cells that line certain internal organs and that have gland-like (secretory) properties.
New vaccine reprograms pancreatic tumors and makes them vulnerable to immunotherapy

New vaccine reprograms pancreatic tumors and makes them vulnerable to immunotherapy

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies. [More]
Castle Biosciences reports study results from DecisionDx-EC multi-analyte test for esophageal cancer

Castle Biosciences reports study results from DecisionDx-EC multi-analyte test for esophageal cancer

Castle Biosciences Inc. today announced study results from its proprietary multi-analyte test DecisionDx-EC, which is designed to determine which patients with esophageal cancer are likely to respond or not respond to standard pre-surgical chemoradiation therapy. [More]
Researchers develop new strategy to personalised medicine in advanced cancer patients

Researchers develop new strategy to personalised medicine in advanced cancer patients

Tumour cells can accumulate hundreds or even thousands of DNA mutations which induce the growth and spread of cancer. The number and pattern of mutations differs according to the type of tumour, even among those that are classified as part of the same type of tumours. [More]
Tau Therapeutics presents data of T-type calcium channel inhibitors in treatment of pancreatic cancer

Tau Therapeutics presents data of T-type calcium channel inhibitors in treatment of pancreatic cancer

Tau Therapeutics LLC announced today that its academic collaborator, University of Virginia Professor Todd Bauer, MD, presented data at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the premier cancer research event held in San Diego, California from April 5-9. [More]
Blood sample could diagnose many types of solid cancers

Blood sample could diagnose many types of solid cancers

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor DNA circulating in the blood, have required cumbersome and time-consuming steps to customize it to each patient or have not been sufficiently sensitive. [More]

Lobar offers no survival advantage over sublobar resections in NSCLC

Patients do not survive significantly longer after lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer than after wedge resection or segmentectomy, indicate US study results. [More]
Driver mutations found in more than half of adenosquamous lung carcinomas

Driver mutations found in more than half of adenosquamous lung carcinomas

Analysis of a large cohort of Chinese patients with adenosquamous lung carcinoma has identified known mutant kinases in more than half of the tumours, researchers report in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. [More]
New study documents frequency of EGFR mutations in lung adenocarcinoma in Asian population

New study documents frequency of EGFR mutations in lung adenocarcinoma in Asian population

Adenocarcinoma histology, female sex, never-smoking status, and Asian ethnicity have been considered the most important factors associated with EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer and response to EGFR inhibitors. A recent study has found that, within the Asian population, the frequency of EGFR mutations associated with other demographic and clinical characteristics is higher than previously reported, even in patients with a history of smoking, suggesting that mutation testing should be done on a broader basis among Asian patients with advanced adenocarcinoma of the lung. [More]
Study describes new tack in treatment of lung adenocarcinomas

Study describes new tack in treatment of lung adenocarcinomas

The most common genetic subtype of lung cancer, which has long defied treatment with targeted therapies, has had its growth halted by a combination of two already-in-use drugs in laboratory and animal studies, setting the stage for clinical trials of the drugs in patients, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other scientists report in a new study. [More]
BRAF mutations rare in Japanese NSCLC patients

BRAF mutations rare in Japanese NSCLC patients

Research in a Japanese cohort of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer indicates that the frequency of BRAF mutations is low and their presence has limited prognostic significance. [More]
Novel HER2 mutation identified in familial lung adenocarcinomas

Novel HER2 mutation identified in familial lung adenocarcinomas

Researchers have identified a novel germline mutation in the transmembrane domain of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 gene in familial lung adenocarcinomas. [More]
Overdiagnosis concerns raised for CT lung cancer screening

Overdiagnosis concerns raised for CT lung cancer screening

People participating in any future computed tomography lung cancer screening program would face a significant risk for overdiagnosis, US researchers caution in JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
Daiichi Sankyo presents subgroup analysis of Hokusai-VTE study at ASH annual meeting

Daiichi Sankyo presents subgroup analysis of Hokusai-VTE study at ASH annual meeting

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced results of a prespecified subgroup analysis of 771 cancer patients enrolled in the phase 3 Hokusai-VTE study. [More]

ATN-224 inhibitor reduces tumor sizes in mouse model of lung adenocarcinoma

Many cancers have adapted to cope with high levels of immune system-produced free radicals, also referred to as reactive oxygen species, by overproducing antioxidant proteins. One of these proteins, superoxide dismutase 1, is overproduced in lung adenocarcinomas and has been implicated as a target for chemotherapy. [More]

Hologic's Aptima HPV 16 18/45 genotype assay gets FDA approval for use on Panther system

Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Aptima HPV 16 18/45 genotype assay for use on the Company's fully automated Panther system. [More]
Advanced prostate cancer therapies: an interview with Dr. Nancy Dawson, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Advanced prostate cancer therapies: an interview with Dr. Nancy Dawson, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The prostate gland produces part of the seminal fluid that protects sperm. It is located in front of the rectum and under the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine flows from the bladder to and out of the penis. [More]

Toxicity limits benefits of bevacizumab–erlotinib NSCLC maintenance therapy

Two targeted anticancer drugs used together after first-line chemotherapy for advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer improve progression-free survival, the results of a large, prospective study show. [More]
EZH2 protein may aid prognostication in resected NSCLC

EZH2 protein may aid prognostication in resected NSCLC

A protein called “enhancer of zeste homolog-2” is frequently expressed in non-small-cell lung cancer and may have prognostic value following surgical resection, US researchers believe. [More]
Complement protein holds diagnostic, prognostic promise in lung cancer

Complement protein holds diagnostic, prognostic promise in lung cancer

A complement activation product known as “C4d” may have value as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for lung cancer, research suggests. [More]
FDA grants Priority Review to Lilly's ramucirumab for treatment of advanced gastric cancer

FDA grants Priority Review to Lilly's ramucirumab for treatment of advanced gastric cancer

Eli Lilly and Company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned Priority Review to the regulatory submission for ramucirumab (IMC-1121B) as a single-agent treatment for advanced gastric cancer following disease progression after initial chemotherapy. [More]