A closer look at the impact of COVID-19 on cardio-oncology
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lauren Baldassarre, MD, and members of the Cardio-Oncology and Imaging Councils of the American College of Cardiology shared recommendations regarding the cardiovascular care of COVID-19-positive patients.
Questions raised over cancer drugs in FDA's accelerated approval program
Many cancer patients and oncologists may turn to the US Food and Drug Administration's accelerated approval program, which provides access to new cancer drugs faster -- especially when a life-threatening cancer needs swift treatment or relief.Source: CNN.com
Antiretroviral Therapy Crucial in Preventing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YSPH Study Reinforces
A research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression and prolonged HIV viremia play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Broad genetic testing for advanced lung cancer may not improve survival
Testing for dozens of genetic mutations in tumors of patients with a common form of advanced lung cancer did not appear to improve survival compared to routine genetic testing, a study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists has found.
Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody
After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.
Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Cancer
With this year's Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Pamela Kunz is conducting one of the first studies to examine sex differences in treating neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), a rare form of cancer often found in the gastrointestinal tract.
ExPath Grad Student Madeline Mayday Awarded Grant from the NIDDK Cooperative Centers of Excellence in Hematology
Madeline Mayday, BS, a fourth-year Experimental Pathology graduate student in the Laboratory of Diane Krause, MD, PhD, was recently awarded a 2022 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Hematology Centers Program Type B Pilot and Feasibility grant
American Joint Committee on Cancer Names Dhanpat Jain, MD, to Editorial Board
Dhanpat Jain, MD, Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), has been named by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) to its editorial board for neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
Yale Pathologists Say AI, Algorithms in Digital Pathology Will Have Lasting Impact on Education, Clinical Practice
The continued emergence and development of artificial intelligence and algorithms in digital pathology will greatly impact the practice and teaching of pathology, Angelique W. Levi, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, and Sudhir Perincheri, MBBS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, said in a recent podcast.
Yale Cancer Center Researchers Awarded Grants by Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Scientific Advisory Board and its Board of Directors recently announced its 2022 research grants, including six funded grants at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital awarded to Mehra Golshan, MD, MBA, Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH, Ian Krop, MD, PhD, Lajos Pusztai, MD, DPhil, David Rimm, MD, PhD, and Eric Winer, MD to support their research.
Children who live near fracking sites at birth face increased risk of leukemia: study
Pennsylvania children living near fracking sites at birth are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia during early childhood than those who did not live near such facilities, a new study has found.Source: The Hill
National Committee for Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer Names Dhanpat Jain, MD, to its Quality Assurance Committee
The National Committee for Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) has named Dhanpat Jain, MD, Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), to represent the College of American Pathologists on the NAPRC’s Quality Assurance Committee.
Rimm Lab Validates Objective Prognostic Marker in Patients With Early-stage Melanoma
An objective assessment of automated electronic tumor infiltrating lymphocytes percentage (eTILs%) scores is a strong prognostic marker in patients with early-stage melanoma. The study also identifies distinct TIL subpopulations that carry the prognostic values.