Discovery may help provide clues for fighting and treating HPV
Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have filled in a key gap in understanding the unusual route by which the Human papillomavirus (HPV) infects cells. Their findings, published online today in the journal Cell, may eventually help to broaden the scope of defenses against HPV and provide valuable clues for delivering drugs into cells. HPV is a family of killers. Although there are effective vaccines against these viruses, they still cause about 5% of cancer deaths worldwide, including more than 250,000 women who die of cervical cancer each year.
Program Project Grant Renewed
The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a five-year, $4.7 million program project grant to investigators at Yale School of Medicine to continue studies on the role of viruses in tumorigenic transformation of cells. Virus infection is thought to account for approximately 15% of all human cancers worldwide, and studies of tumor viruses have historically provided insight into basic cellular processes including carcinogenesis, cell cycle control, and signal transduction.
New Simple Proteins Play Active Role in Cellular Function
Yale scientists have developed simple new proteins almost devoid of chemical diversity that still play a surprisingly active and specific role in cellular function, causing cells to act like cancer cells, they report Aug. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
$7.5 Million Grant to Yale Researchers for Role of Viruses in Cancer
The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a five-year, $7.5 million program project grant to investigators at the Yale School of Medicine to continue studies on the role of viruses and mutant cellular proteins in tumorigenic transformation of cells.
Yale Pathology to be Represented at the Pulmonary Pathology Society Meeting in Cork, Ireland
Sanja Dacic, MD, PhD, Vice Chair and Director of Anatomic Pathology at Yale Pathology and president of the Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS), will be accompanied by the Yale Thoracic Pathology Service team at the PPS Biennial Meeting June 25-27 in Cork, Ireland.
Irina Krykbaeva, PhD, Awarded 2022 Milton C. Winternitz Prize in Pathology
Irina Krykbaeva, a recent PhD graduate in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, is the winner of the 2022 Milton C. Winternitz Prize in Pathology. The prize is awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the department faculty and staff, has done outstanding work in the course.
Oncologist: More cancers detected in later, deadlier stages due to lack of routine tests
Doctors at Yale Cancer Center say early detection has been harder during COVID-19. Yale Cancer Center Director Dr. Eric Winer says there's no doubt cancer screenings were down during the pandemic. Doctors say women over 50 should get a mammogram every two years. Every 10 years, men and women over 50 need the less popular screening, colonoscopies. "Colonoscopies, which not only detect cancers, but sometimes treat pre-cancerous lesions and prevent the development of cancer," said Winer. Winer says if you deferred your scans to stay away from the hospital during the pandemic, you shouldn't delay any longer.Source: News12
Yale Pathology Diagnostic Pathology CME Annual Review Scheduled for September 17-18 at Yale Club of NYC
The Yale Department of Pathology presents its inaugural Diagnostic Pathology CME Annual Review on September 17-18 at the Yale Club of New York City. This inaugural course at the Yale Club in the heart of Midtown Manhattan will focus on the recent World Health Organization updates in all major pathology subspecialties.
Yale Study Identifies Causes of Cancers
A team of Yale-led researchers can now quantify the factors causing changes in the DNA that contribute most to cancer growth in tumors of most major tumor types. Their molecular analysis approach brings clarity to a longstanding debate over how much control humans have over developing cancer over time.
American Society for Investigative Pathology to Honor Qin Yan, PhD, with 2023 Outstanding Investigator Award
The American Society for Investigative Pathology has announced it will honor Qin Yan, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, with its 2023 Outstanding Investigator Award.
Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS, on Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, Manju Prasad, MD, MBBS, Professor of Pathology; Director, Endocrine Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship Program; Director, Endocrine Head and Neck Pathology, provides her insight.