American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2008

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In Lung Cancer, Silencing One Crucial Gene Disrupts Normal Functioning of Genome

December 31, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - While examining patterns of DNA modification in lung cancer, a team of international researchers has discovered what they say is a...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Laboratory Leukemia Cells, Proving Value of Natural Compounds

December 31, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of...

Continuing Adjuvant Tamoxifen Leads to Higher Quality of Life

December 12, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - A desire to improve health-related quality of life may be the deciding factor when considering whether to continue tamoxifen for...

Use of Hormone Supplements Reduces Death from Breast Cancer

December 12, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - While it is true that use of hormone therapy has been shown to increase risk of breast cancer, it also appears that the breast cancer...

Patient Management: Quality of Life and Beyond

December 12, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Breast cancer is a multifaceted disease requiring creative solutions for diagnosis, quality of life management and adjuvant therapies....

HER2-Positive, Small Tumors Linked with Poor Prognosis

December 12, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Patients with breast cancer whose tumors were HER2-positive and one centimeter or smaller had a significant risk of relapse compared...

New Genetic Model Improves Screening

December 12, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Researchers using the OncoVue® clinical breast cancer model for assessing genetic risk had much higher accuracy when compared with...

Reduction in Breast Density Predicts Potential Benefit of Tamoxifen

December 12, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Reduction in breast density appears to be a strong indicator of a woman's response to tamoxifen, an agent used to decrease breast...

Biomarkers: What Can They Tell Us

December 12, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - As cancer researchers move away from the general use of chemotherapy and into more targeted approaches, scientists are working to...

Zoledronic Acid May Have Anti-Tumor Properties

December 11, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Early evaluations of zoledronic acid suggest a possible direct anti-tumor effect when combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in...

Cancer Drugs in the Pipeline

December 11, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Scientists in the clinic and the laboratory continue to work to drive breast cancer mortality rates down with breakthrough drugs. With...

Easton Honored With Inaugural AACR Outstanding Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research

December 11, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Douglas Easton, Ph.D., whose international studies in breast cancer explained the genetic patterns and causes of the BRCA1 and BRCA2...

Massagué Honored with Inaugural AACR Distinguished Leadership Award in Breast Cancer Research

December 8, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - Joan Massagué, Ph.D., whose research identified the role of transforming growth hormone factor- β (TGF-β) in...

Selenium May Prevent High Risk-Bladder Cancer

December 8, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - A study published in the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research,...

Men with Wives, Significant Others More likely to be Screened for Prostate Cancer

December 8, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - Although the link between early screening and prostate cancer survival is well established, men are less likely to go for early...

Cancer Research Giants Collaborate to Present the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 3, 2008

SAN ANTONIO - This year marks the first San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to include the collaborative efforts of the American Association for...

HER2 Levels May Aid in Treatment Selection for Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 2, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - Findings published in the December 1, 2008, issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer...

European Ancestry Increases Breast Cancer Risk among Latinas

December 1, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - Latina women have a lower risk of breast cancer than European or African-American women generally, but those with higher European...

Calorie Restriction and Exercise Show Differences in Preventing Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

November 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have identified pathways by which a reduced-calorie diet and exercise can modify...

Broccoli May Lower Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers

November 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The cancer preventive properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables appear to work specifically in smokers, according...

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