‘This is About Saving Women’s Lives’: Find It Early Act Aims to Increase Breast Cancer Screenings
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced the introduction of the Find It Early Act which, if passed, would require insurance companies to cover mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and MRIs to increase early cancer detection.
Career Path: Women in Leadership at High Levels
Reaching high-level leadership positions in medicine—and specifically oncology—is not an easy task and requires significant time and dedication. For women, there are a host of additional challenges to contend with as they navigate their career.Source: Oncology Times
New Findings on Endometrial Cancer Treated With Pembrolizumab
New research from Yale Cancer Center reveals for the first time ever a differential clinical response to pembrolizumab in Lynch-like (mutated) vs methylated microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) uterine cancer patients, increasing our understanding about the proportion of patients that derive benefit from immune checkpoint blockade.
Pamela Kunz, MD on 1999 Simone’s Maxims
Pamela Kunz, MD, associate professor (medical oncology) and vice chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (medical oncology) writes that, “I distinctly remember being told by mentors to read the original 1999 Simone’s Maxims – as these maxims were put on a pedestal as the truths of how to navigate academic medicine.”
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.
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.
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.
Treatment with Genetically Altered Viruses Targets and Destroys Ovarian Cancer in Mice
Researchers have successfully eliminated chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cells in mice using a single injection of two viruses genetically combined and altered to be safe, leading to long-term survival and demonstrating a potential breakthrough treatment for women.
WHRY Funds Studies on Stroke, Endometrial Cancer, and Addiction to Opioids
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three studies investigating sex differences in stroke, endometrial cancer, and alternate pain relief for women recovering from past opioid use who are giving birth via cesarean section.
Deadlier Colon Cancer Develops Differently in Women and Men
WHRY-affiliated researchers have found that colon cancer tumor cells produce energy for growth differently in women and men, and that this difference is associated with a more aggressive form of tumor growth with a higher incidence in women.
HEALTH NOTES: Black and Hispanic Cancer Patients Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
A new study has shown that clinical trials for new cancer medications rarely analyze data on safety and effectiveness by race and that black and Hispanic patients are consistently underrepresented among participants.
More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain
Use of 3-D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale Cancer Center researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities in care, they said.
HEALTH NOTES: Aggressive Uterine Cancer Rates Are Rising in the U.S., Especially for Minority Women
Women in the United States have experienced a steep rise in rates of aggressive uterine cancer since 2000, an upward trend that has been particularly steep for minority women, according to a new study.
Alessandro Santin Recognized as 2019 ASCO Leader in Cancer Care
Research by Alessandro Santin, M.D., professor of gynecology, obstetrics & reproductive sciences and leader of the Disease Aligned Research Team of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, has had his research selected as one of the top five advances of the year by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Yale Study Identifies How Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair in Cancer Cells
Yale Cancer Center researchers have found that a cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses an unforeseen property. It is able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to survive. The study suggests that combining this drug, cediranib, with other agents could potentially deliver a lethal blow in cancer that uses a specific process to create DNA repair cells.