Do you have questions about treatment options, family history, support services and fertility after cancer?
This free, interactive discussion about breakthroughs in breast cancer is your opportunity to have your questions answered by experts from the Lurie Cancer Center, visit exhibits, and learn about local and national support services!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Exhibits open at noon)
Arthur Rubloff Building, Thorne Auditorium
375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago
(Corner of Chicago Ave.
A one-day interactive course for women living with ovarian cancer--past or present--or those at increased risk of developing the disease along with their families and caregivers. The course will provide current information, valuable resources, access to experts in the field, and an opportunity to connect with others in the ovarian cancer community in a warm and supportive environment.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center - Hughes Auditorium
Get ready to encourage awareness of breast cancer in the month of October. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Encourage the women you know to get a mammogram for early cancer detection if they are at least 35 years of age. Many doctors recommend starting your mammograms by age 45, but younger women are getting cancer. Therefore, do your self-breast exams. look for any lumps out of the ordinary. If you suspect an unknown lump, swelling, or nipple discharge get a mammogram as soon as possible.
Researchers have found that H. pylori infection triggers breaks in both strands of the
DNA double helix in the nucleus of gastricepithelial cells. These DNA double-strand
breaks activate the cells’ machinery for repairing DNA damage, but prolonged H. pylori
infection overloads this machinery, which could lead to mutations involved in gastric cancer
Phase III clinical trials are the "gold standard" in oncology research, providing the highest level of evidence to support the effectiveness of cancer treatments. These trials usually involve hundreds of patients at multiple sites, cost millions of dollars, and take years to complete. Most important, the published results of a phase III trial can substantially change the standard of care for a particular tumor type or stage of disease.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, the largest meeting of its kind for oncologists, often provides a "first look" at potentially practice-changing clinical trial results, which are subsequently fleshed out in reports published in peer-reviewed journals.
Name of the Trial
Natural History Study of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) and Smoldering Myeloma (SMM) (NCI-10-C-0096). See the protocol summary
Dr. Ola Landgren, NCI Center for Cancer Research
Why This Trial Is ImportantMultiple myeloma
is a rare type of cancer in which abnormal plasma
, or myeloma, cells collect in the bone marrow and other soft tissue. These abnormal cells can form tumors that damage bone directly. They also produce large amounts of antibodies, known as
In a proof-of-concept study, a fluorescent probe designed to bind
deposits of cancer in the abdominal cavity during surgery, thus helping
the surgeon remove the cells. The target of the probe, called folate receptor-alpha,
is found in 90 to 95 percent of ovarian cancers but not in normal tissue.
The study, the first in of its kind in humans, was led by Dr. Gooitzen M. van Dam
of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and published online
Mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to increase a woman’s
lifetime risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers, but
researchers are still investigating how the protein encoded
by this gene helps suppress the formation of tumors.
A study by Dr. Inder Verma and his colleagues at the
Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the September 8
Nature offers some clues.Using mice and human breast
cancer cells, the researchers identified a series of
A record total of more than
$3.1 million in research funding will be awarded in 2012. We are now accepting grant applications.
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