Good-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapy
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  October 17, 2017  
  Skin Cancer  
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 Good-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapyGood-guy bacteria may help individuals respond well to cancer immunotherapy
 
Individuals with certain types of bacteria in their gut may be more likely to respond well to cancer immunotherapy, researchers at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center found in a study of patients with metastatic melanoma.
 
 
 Malignant MelanomaMalignant Melanoma
 
Malignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer that originates in the melanocytes. In the UK, about 15,000 individuals are diagnosed with melanoma annually, which means about 42 new cases crop up each day. In the past 10 years, the number of melanoma patients increased by about 50%, making this cancer the fifth most common among cancers in the UK.
 
 
 Medicaid patients with melanoma more likely to experience surgical treatment delaysMedicaid patients with melanoma more likely to experience surgical treatment delays
 
A retrospective review of several thousand melanoma cases in North Carolina found that Medicaid patients were more likely to experience surgical treatment delays than patients with private insurance, according to a study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.
 
   New topical treatment to combat skin cancer yields promising results in preliminary studyNew topical treatment to combat skin cancer yields promising results in preliminary study
 
Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP), in Brazil, are testing a technique in mice that combines low-intensity electric current with a formulation containing nanoencapsulated chemotherapy to treat skin cancer.
 
   Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imagingInvestigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging
 
There are two main things that we've worked on in the lab as regards to drug studies. One is identifying new combinations of drugs, and working on why a combination of drugs should work better than each alone.
 
 Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical care
 
Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical careAdvancements in individualized medicine are offering health care providers new tools to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, predict and, eventually, prevent disease. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, today outlined five new ways individualized medicine has moved from the research lab into clinical care. Dr.
 
 
 Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations
 
Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelationsHuman populations vary vastly in skin tones. European populations have been studied and some of the genes that determine skin color have been found. A latest study in a varied African population has found the specific and new genetic variants that could determine skin color and skin pigmentation. The study report is published in the journal Science.
 
 
 Barrett’s Esophagus and Cancer Risk
 
Barrett’s Esophagus and Cancer RiskBarrett’s esophagus (BE) is a condition where the tissues present in the esophagus undergo transformation and become similar to those found in the intestinal lining. It is present mostly in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), especially if it has been present for a very long period.
 
 
 Rutgers scientist receives $2.4 million grant to reduce indoor tanning among young women
 
Rutgers scientist receives $2.4 million grant to reduce indoor tanning among young womenA five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD, will support the development and testing of a novel behavioral intervention delivered through the social media site Facebook to reduce high-risk indoor tanning behaviors among young women.
 
 
 Paget's Disease of the Vulva
 
Paget's Disease of the VulvaThe vulva, consisting of the outer lips (labia majora), and inner lips (labia minora), is the visible outer portion of the female genitalia. The vulva gives access to the sexual organs, vestibule, urinary opening, and the vagina in women.
 
 
 Study uncovers differences in bacterial composition of healthy vs. cancerous breast tissue
 
Study uncovers differences in bacterial composition of healthy vs. cancerous breast tissueIn a newly published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer.
 
 
 Research finds higher rates of cancer in world's ‘better’ countries
 
Research finds higher rates of cancer in world's ‘better’ countriesThe world's "better" countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's "worse off" countries, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
 
 
 Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread
 
Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spreadHigh cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link.
 
 
 TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancer
 
TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancerStand Up To Cancer has awarded a $2.5 million SU2C CatalystR grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute to investigate a revolutionary new method of treating pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive of all cancers.