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Study shows effectiveness of treating pancreatic cancer patients with chemotherapy before surgery

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 19, 2024

A new study led by University of Colorado Cancer Center member Marco Del Chiaro, MD, PhD, reveals that nearly 5% of pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients achieved a pathological complete response (pCR) after pre-surgical chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy. This significant finding indicates that patients with pCR have a 63% five-year survival rate, compared to 30% for those without pCR, suggesting the potential for tailored treatments to improve outcomes.

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Cancer Network

Liso-cel May Show Benefit in Earlier Therapy Lines for Lymphoma Subgroups

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateJune 14, 2024

In a conversation at the 2024 European Hematology Association Congress, CU Cancer Center member Manali Kamdar, MD, discussed potential future research on lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel; Breyanzi) for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and other lymphoma subgroups. She highlighted findings from the phase 1 TRANSCEND NHL 001 trial, noting improved efficacy and safety in patients with fewer prior therapies and non-refractory disease, suggesting liso-cel's utility in earlier treatment lines and specific lymphoma subgroups.

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Cancer Health

2024 Cancer Health 25: People Who Power Clinical Trials

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateJune 11, 2024

This year's Cancer Health 25 highlights the transformative power and promise of clinical trials. University of Colorado Cancer Center member Jessica McDermott, MD, MSCS, is leading clinical trials at both the CU Cancer Center and the Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Additionally, she serves as the CU Cancer Center's deputy associate director for diversity and inclusion in clinical research.

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Cancer Network

Learning to “Aim High” Within Male-Dominated Fields in Public Health

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

Cathy Bradley, PhD, deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center and dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, is a trailblazer in health economics. At a Breaking Barriers: Women in Oncology discussion, she shared insights on overcoming challenges as a woman in a male-dominated field and discussed her research on the impact of employment on cancer patients' health insurance decisions.

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Washington Post

‘Unusual’ cancers emerged after the pandemic. Doctors ask if covid is to blame.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJune 07, 2024

A University of Colorado team lead by James DeGregori, PhD, deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, found in an April preprint report that SARS-CoV-2 and the flu virus can cause dormant cancer cells in mice to proliferate in the lungs.

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Cancer Therapy Advisor

Telisotuzumab Vedotin Yields Durable Responses in c-Met-Expressing NSCLC

news outletCancer Therapy Advisor
Publish DateJune 07, 2024

Telisotuzumab vedotin shows promising activity in previously treated, c-Met-overexpressing, EGFR-wild-type nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as presented by CU Cancer Center member David Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, at the ASCO Annual Meeting 2024. This phase 2 LUMINOSITY trial (NCT03539536) involved 161 patients with advanced or metastatic NSCLC and the overall response rate was 28.6%, with median progression-free survival of 5.7 months and median overall survival of 14.5 months.

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Association of Cancer Care Centers

The Centralized Tracking and Management of Incidental Lung Nodule Findings

news outletAssociation of Cancer Care Centers
Publish DateJune 07, 2024

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has been honored with the 2024 ACCC Innovator Award for creating a community-wide safety net for the centralized tracking and management of incidental lung nodule findings. This innovative approach led to a 2,514% increase in actively managed patients. To handle this surge, the center employs enterprise intelligence software to automatically analyze imaging results and identify high-risk patients, reducing patient wait times from 34 days to 5 days. ACCCBuzz interviewed Nina Thomas, MD, director of the Thoracic Malignancy Pillar, to discuss this achievement.

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CPR

Could psilocybin change a young mother's cancer journey? Inside University of Colorado’s major psychedelic study

news outletCPR
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

Kate Showalter's cancer journey led her to join a psilocybin study at the University of Colorado to cope with existential distress. The research, led by Jim Grigsby, PhD, and Stacy Fischer, MD, explores psilocybin’s potential in easing anxiety for terminal patients. Showalter, driven by her mother's past battle with cancer and her desire to live fully for her daughter, hopes this psychedelic therapy can bring her peace and presence during her challenging times.

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Rolling Out

National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration of life

news outletRolling Out
Publish DateJune 06, 2024

Established in 1988, National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) honors survivors, inspires the newly diagnosed, and supports families and caregivers. It promotes awareness of the survivorship journey and advocates for continued cancer research and improved treatments. Significant advancements in cancer treatment have led to higher survival rates, with the University of Colorado Health reporting notably higher five-year survival rates for several cancers compared to national averages. Wells Messersmith, MD, associate director of clinical services at CU Cancer Center, emphasizes the importance of these outcomes. “Seeing that our survival rates are higher is certainly a point of pride… It’s one of the biggest things that patients are concerned about. They want to survive more than five years,” says Messersmith.

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The Conversation

Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, and screening could save many lives − if more people could access it

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateMay 13, 2024

Despite being the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, Nina Thomas, MD, shares that lung cancer has a significantly lower screening rate compared to other common cancers. Various barriers, including lack of awareness, misconceptions, geographic and socioeconomic disparities, and stigma surrounding smoking, contribute to this low rate. Lung cancer screening, recommended for high-risk individuals, involves a low-dose CT scan that is quick, non-invasive, and effective in detecting early-stage cancer. Efforts to improve screening rates focus on public education, reducing disparities, and destigmatizing lung cancer and smoking.

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OncLive

Bradley Corr, MD, on the Rationale for Investigating Rucaparib Maintenance in Endometrial Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateMay 10, 2024

Bradley R. Corr, MD, explores the rationale and results of a phase 2 trial comparing rucaparib to placebo as maintenance therapy for metastatic and recurrent endometrial cancer. Discover the significant progression-free survival improvements and implications for patients in this insightful discussion.

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The Colorado Sun

The lucky ones: Former world champion’s life was saved by a clinical trial. Now she wants others to get the chance.

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 26, 2024

Siri Lindley, a former world champion triathlete, faced her toughest challenge when diagnosed with a rare, aggressive leukemia. Visualizing her favorite mountain trail helped her endure the grueling treatment. She approached cancer like a triathlon, with determination and hope, eventually lobbying for improved access to medical trials. Thanks to a groundbreaking trial at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, she's now cancer-free, living a new life filled with gratitude and a renewed love for sports.

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Medical Xpress

Writing to wellness: New therapy helps cancer patients face biggest fears

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateApril 22, 2024

CU Cancer Center Member Joanna Arch developed EASE therapy for late-stage cancer patients, based on written exposure therapy, to address their unique fears and anxieties. Participants write about their greatest cancer-related fears and explore coping strategies. Results show significant improvements in mental health and well-being.

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Gripped

Climber Achieves Impressive V15 Just 18 Months After Leukemia Diagnosis

news outletGripped
Publish DateMarch 27, 2024

Just 18 months after his leukemia diagnosis and on the brink of a bone marrow transplant, Chen defied the odds with an inspiring ascent. Reflecting on his journey, Chen's resilience shines through as he remains optimistic and determined for the future.

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EurekAlert

Sensory Nerves Appear to Drive Head and Neck Cancer Growth

news outletEurekAlert
Publish DateMarch 06, 2024

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that drugs like botox may slow head and neck cancer progression by targeting nerve interactions in tumor environments, impacting immune responses. This study could lead to new treatments for patients intolerant to traditional therapies.

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Mile High Magazine

Mile High Magazine - March is Colorectal Awareness Month

news outletMile High Magazine
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2024

Christopher Lieu, MD speaks on March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of screening.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH research network to evaluate emerging cancer screening technologies

news outletNational Institutes of Health (NIH)
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

In 2024, the network will launch a pilot study, known as the Vanguard Study on Multi-Cancer Detection, to address the feasibility of using multi-cancer detection (MCD) tests in future randomized controlled trials.

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MHealthIntelligence

Leveraging RPM to Enable At-Home Care for High-Risk Cancer Patients

news outletMHealthIntelligence
Publish DateFebruary 05, 2024

Glen Peterson, DNP, ACNP, RN, from CU Cancer Center, discusses RPM & telehealth benefits for cancer patients on Healthcare Strategies podcast.

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9News

Sunday is World Cancer Day

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 04, 2024

CU Anschutz oncologist and CU Cancer Center member Dr. Wells Messersmith shares insights: Colorado braces for over 29,000 cancer cases in the coming year.

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Cure Today

An Oncologist Explains How She Uses ctDNA in Gastric Cancer

news outletCure Today
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2024

CU Cancer Center member Sunnie Kim, MD, discussed how she uses ctDNA in treating patients with gastric or esophageal cancer.

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DocWire News

Toxicities and Duration of Treatment for Immunotherapy in Advanced Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma

news outletDocWire News
Publish DateJanuary 23, 2024

CU Cancer Center member Christopher Lieu, MD, and Namrata Vijayvergia, MD, of the Fox Chase Cancer Center conclude their discussion with considerations for managing immunotherapy-related toxicities in patients with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), along with a review of the available evidence regarding the duration of immunotherapy treatment.

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KOA

CU Cancer Center’s Andrea Dwyer, BS, Discusses Current Colorectal Cancer Risk

news outletKOA
Publish DateJanuary 22, 2024

CU Cancer Center member Andrea Dwyer, BS, sits down with Marty Lenz & Jeana Gondek.

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OncLive

The Road to a Multifaceted Biotechnology Career

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2024

In this episode of How This Is Building Me, CU Cancer Center member D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, sits down with Shawn Leland, PharmD, RPh, to discuss the evolution of his career.

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Healio

Car-T vs. Bispecifics for Lymphoma: Using the Evidence to Sequence Treatments

news outletHealio
Publish DateJanuary 17, 2024

CU Cancer Center member Manali Kamdar, MD, associate professor of medicine-hematology at CU School of Medicine, outlined an evidence-guided approach to sequencing CAR-T and bispecific antibody treatments in this population.

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Urology Times

Janet Kukreja, MD, Outlines Key Kidney Cancer Research That Was Presented at This Year’s Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting.

news outletUrology Times
Publish DateDecember 15, 2023

Janet Kukreja, MD, outlines key kidney cancer research that was presented at this year’s Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting.

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UCHealth

She Leads the Field of Bladder Cancer Robotic Surgery in North America, Helping Patients Make the Right Call

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateDecember 04, 2023

Numbers may not lie, but they don’t tell the whole story, either.

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UCHealth

Six Years Ago, She Was Told She Had Months To Live. Therapies Old and New Keep Lung Cancer Patient Moving Forward.

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateDecember 01, 2023

Betty Moren was told she had six to nine months to live.

More than six years and countless treatments later, she’s still here.

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KDVR

CU Cell Therapy Trial Shows Results in Treating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

news outletKDVR
Publish DateNovember 27, 2023

The lab of Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, a professor at the CU School of Medicine, had already been working with Cambridge to understand the metabolic support of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis, with a special focus on the role of metabolic signals driving inflammatory events that make immune cells in the brain turn against neurons.

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The Denver Post

She Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer at 22. This Coloradan Wants Young Women To Know Their Risk.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 26, 2023

Devon Brown knew not to ignore it when she found a lump in her breast that just didn’t seem quite right. “It felt very round and hard, so that was pretty abnormal,” she said.

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Colorado Public Radio

Radon and Lung Cancer Risk in Colorado

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

CU Cancer Center member Jan Lowery, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director, Dissemination and Implementation, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, was briefly interviewed on Colorado Public Radio about radon and lung cancer.

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Open Access Government

Understanding T Lymphocytes Inner Workings to Harness Therapeutic Potential

news outletOpen Access Government
Publish DateNovember 13, 2023

Leslie J. Berg, PhD from the University of Colorado, Anschutz School of Medicine, sheds light on understanding the inner workings of T lymphocytes to harness their therapeutic potential.

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Targeted Oncology

Factors Influencing Treatment Post-Chemo in Dmmr Endometrial Cancer

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateNovember 09, 2023

During a Targeted Oncology™ Case-Based Roundtable™ event, Bradley Corr, MD, discussed the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced endometrial cancer. This is the second of 2 articles based on this event.

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OncLive

Camidge and Garon Unpack Key Updates From the 2023 IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateNovember 02, 2023

In this episode of How This Is Building Me, Drs Camidge and Garon discuss the differences in lung cancer management and drug advancement between the United States and Asia and highlight other topline takeaways from the 2023 WCLC.

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Healio

Supportive Interventions Improve Endocrine Therapy Adherence for Breast Cancer Survivors

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 27, 2023

For many breast cancer survivors, adjuvant endocrine therapy can substantially reduce the risk for recurrence.

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Gastroenterology & Endoscopy

Post-Endo Lesion Rates Could Improve Screening for EAC

news outletGastroenterology & Endoscopy
Publish DateOctober 25, 2023

The study focused on the relatively new concepts of post-endoscopy esophageal neoplasia (PEEN) and post-endoscopy esophageal cancer (PEEC), explained lead investigator Sachin Wani, MD, a professor of gastroenterology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora.

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The Denver Post

Can Psilocybin Help Ease Existential Despair in Patients With Advanced Cancer? CU Researchers Hope To Find Out

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 20, 2023

A new study in Colorado is trying to answer definitively whether psychedelics help at least some patients dealing with distress over advanced cancer.

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Healio

Cancer Researchers Form Closer Link to ‘Real World’ via Rural Advisory Board

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 06, 2023

The University of Colorado has launched a volunteer community advisory board designed to provide feedback to cancer researchers on making studies more accessible and relevant to rural populations. 

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OncLive

Camidge and Garon Reflect on the Nuances of Career Development Through Clinical Research

news outletOncLive
Publish DateSeptember 25, 2023

In this episode of How This Is Building Me, Drs Camidge and Garon discuss the importance of continuing to ask a variety of research questions throughout one’s career; the value of negative study results; and the ins and outs of running the lung cancer program and conducting phase 3 clinical trials at UCLA.

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9 News

CU Anschutz intern searches for a cure to a rare genetic disorder

news outlet9 News
Publish DateSeptember 18, 2023

Isiah Johnson spent the summer as an intern at CU Anschutz looking for an answer to Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, a rare hereditary disease that affects his family.

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Cure Today

New Horizons for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

news outletCure Today
Publish DateSeptember 13, 2023

Recent advancements in treatment options for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma have been practice-changing.

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Denver 7

Golden Teen Shares His Story for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2023
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In that spirit, a Golden teen sat down with Denver7 to share his battle with osteosarcoma.
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OncLive

Camidge and Vokes Reflect on Research Journeys, Team Building, and Mentorship

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 24, 2023

In this episode of "How This Is Building Me," Drs Camidge and Vokes discuss the span of countries and institutions along Dr Vokes’ journey to MD Anderson Cancer Center, how Dr Vokes balances research and work in the clinic, and how the correct mentors can help shape career paths in oncology.

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Colorado Public Radio

Community Gardening Can Also Grow a Bounty of Physical and Mental Health Benefits, a CU Study Finds

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateAugust 15, 2023

Horse Barn Community Garden is in Five Points’ Curtis Park, near downtown Denver. This is where you’ll often find Charlotte Griffin, watering the vegetables.

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Science News

Why Are More People Under 50 Getting Colorectal Cancer? Scientists Have Some Clues

news outletScience News
Publish DateAugust 14, 2023
Many factors may be driving an uptick of the cancer among younger and middle-aged adults.
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Healio

Radiation-Immunotherapy Strategy Shows ‘Strong Efficacy Signal’ in Pancreatic Cancer

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 08, 2023

A novel therapeutic approach that combined radiation and immunotherapy demonstrated the ability to eliminate pancreatic tumors and halt metastases.

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Targeted Oncology

Physicians Review Diagnosis and Management of BPDCN

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateJuly 27, 2023

During a Targeted Oncology Case-Based Roundtable event, Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS, and participants discussed the diagnosis and treatment of a patient with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm.

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The ASCO Post

Improving Screening and Surveillance Practices for Early Cancer Detection in Patients With Barrett’s Esophagus

news outletThe ASCO Post
Publish DateJuly 24, 2023

Barrett’s esophagus is the only identifiable precursor lesion for esophageal adenocarcinoma, a lethal cancer type that has seen increased incidence and mortality rates over the past several decades.

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OncLive

Lunning and Kamdar Debate the Role of Pola-R-CHP in Treatment-Naïve DLBCL

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 24, 2023

Drs Lunning and Kamdar spotlight the design of the POLARIX trial, the ways in which its results have changed their practice when treating patients with DLBCL, and the importance of further research investigating the molecular heterogeneity of this disease to determine potential causes of early relapse with pola-R-CHP.

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Healio

Anticancer-Drug Dose Changes, Discontinuations Lead To $4,290 in Pill Wastage per Patient

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 21, 2023

Wastage from dose reduction or discontinuation of the most common oral anticancer drugs costs a mean $4,290 per patient, results of a retrospective study showed. 

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Mirage News

Research Reveals Ways to Boost PD-L1 Immunotherapy in Cancer Patients

news outletMirage News
Publish DateJuly 07, 2023

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute brings researchers and oncologists one step closer to better understanding the complexities of PD-1 inhibitors, a common type of immunotherapy, and their intracellular signaling on cancer behavior.

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Targeted Oncology

Discussing the Management of KRAS Inhibitors in NSCLC

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateJune 28, 2023

During a Targeted Oncology Case-Based Roundtable event, D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, discussed dosing and toxicity concerns with the KRAS inhibitors adagrasib and sotorasib.

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CU Boulder Today

When It Comes To Treating Resistant Breast Cancer, 2 Drugs May Be Better Than 1

news outletCU Boulder Today
Publish DateJune 15, 2023

Cancer cells are even smarter than scientists previously believed, according to new CU Boulder research.

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Daily Mail

Mystery Epidemic of Colon Cancer in Young People Laid Bare: Cases Have Doubled in Under-40s by 2030

news outletDaily Mail
Publish DateJune 05, 2023

Colon cancer deaths among young people are expected to double by 2030, experts warn. 

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Targeted Oncology

Updates in the Bladder Cancer Space Lead to Changes in Nccn Guidelines

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateMay 29, 2023

Thomas Flaig, MD, discusses recent updates seen in the bladder cancer space and how they have led to changes to the NCCN guidelines.

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Medscape

Cannabis Use Improved Sleep and Pain in Cancer Patients

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 04, 2023

Cannabis use among patients with cancer helped relieve pain and improve sleep quality as well as subjective cognitive function, a new study suggests.

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Science News

Women Who’ve Had Breast Cancer Can Safely Pause Treatment for Pregnancy

news outletScience News
Publish DateMay 03, 2023

For women who’ve had breast cancer and want to have a child, taking a break from a common treatment to try for a pregnancy appears safe in the short term.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado Clinics Could Soon Be Reimbursed for Linking Patients to Healthy Food, Housing Services

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 27, 2023

Colorado lawmakers approved a plan that could lead to a program to fund community health work that bolsters traditional medical care. 

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CBS News

Cigarette Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low Among American Adults

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 27, 2023

U.S. cigarette smoking dropped to another all-time low last year, with 1 in 9 adults saying they were current smokers.

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Forbes

New Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer—The Most Lethal Of Cancers—Offers Hope

news outletForbes
Publish DateApril 27, 2023

Research combining two cancer therapies has shown early promise against pancreatic cancer, signaling hope for those living with the often lethal disease.

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Washington Post

For Cancer Survivors, Sexual Intimacy Can Pose Unexpected Issues

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateApril 24, 2023

As cancer survival rates in the United States improve, many survivors are left with permanent changes to their body — outwardly and functionally.

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Healio

Oncology Providers Have ‘Duty’ to Address Women’s Sexual Health During Cancer Therapy

news outletHealio
Publish DateApril 21, 2023

Lack of attention to sexual health appears to be more common when dealing with women vs. men with cancer, research shows.

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MedPage Today

Caring for Spouse With Cancer Linked to Ongoing Financial Instability

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateApril 13, 2023

People who provide care for spouses with cancer are more likely to experience a sustained decline in financial stability, CU Cancer Center research shows.

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Medical Xpress

Researchers Identify Promising New Target for Drug-Resistant Breast and Ovarian Cancers

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateApril 13, 2023

CU Cancer Center researchers found that suppressing a protein that helps breast and ovarian cancers thrive can kill cancer cells without harming healthy ones.

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Cancer Health

Can One Blood Test Transform Cancer Screening?

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateApril 10, 2023

Because early detection offers the best chance of surviving cancer, screening tests that involve one quick blood draw are generating excitement.

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Washington Post

Fatigue Is Common Among Older People. Finding its Cause Is Important.

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateMarch 31, 2023

Fatigue is a common companion of many illnesses that beset older adults, typically those 65 and older, and researchers are working to understand why.

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KDVR

Alarming Trend Shows More Young People Being Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer

news outletKDVR
Publish DateMarch 28, 2023

While the majority of colorectal cancer cases are still in people over the age of 65, experts said more and more young people are now being diagnosed.

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Cancer Health

Innovative Technology Shows Great Promise Against Certain Mouth and Throat Cancers

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateMarch 20, 2023

An innovative cell squeezing technology showed great promise in a phase I trial against certain head and neck cancers.

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Denver 7

American Cancer Society Says Younger People Are Being Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateMarch 16, 2023

Swati Patel, MD, MS, discusses younger people being diagnosed with colon cancer at nearly twice the rate than in 1995.

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CPR

Young People Are Getting Colorectal Cancer, Including This Married Couple

news outletCPR
Publish DateMarch 15, 2023

Doctors increasingly see people contracting colon cancer before the recommended screening age of 45.

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KKTV

What Younger Adults Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

news outletKKTV
Publish DateMarch 14, 2023

Colon cancer is one of the deadliest cancers -- but with early detection is also one of the most survivable. This is why regular screenings are so key.

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Westword

CU to Study How Psilocybin Affects Mental Health of Cancer Patients

news outletWestword
Publish DateMarch 10, 2023

The National Cancer Institute is funding a CU study looking into psilocybin's effect on the emotional and mental suffering of terminal cancer patients.

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The Denver Post

2022 Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants Are Already at Work

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 10, 2023

Four 2022 Wings of Hope grants are supporting groundbreaking work at the University of Colorado Cancer Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

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KOA

CU Cancer Center's Andrea Dwyer Discusses Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

news outletKOA
Publish DateMarch 08, 2023

Andrea Dwyer, co-director of the Colorado Cancer Screening Program, which is affiliated with the CU Cancer Center, discussed the importance of screening.

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9 News

Raising Awareness for Colorectal Cancer

news outlet9 News
Publish DateMarch 07, 2023

Swati Patel, MD, discusses the importance of raising awareness for colorectal cancer.

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Mirage News

Tech Innovation Offers Hope for Head/Neck Cancer Treatment

news outletMirage News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2023

A groundbreaking technology shows significant promise against a subtype of HPV16-positive cancers, including head and neck, cervical, and anal cancers.

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Healio

Gardening May Reduce Risk for Cancer, Improve Mental Health

news outletHealio
Publish DateMarch 03, 2023

New research shows gardening appeared associated with increased fiber intake and moderate-to-vigorous activity and decreased levels of stress and anxiety.

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MedPage Today

Emerging Strategies for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Treatment

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2023

Recent developments in mantle cell lymphoma treatment are increasingly moving toward novel approaches that are resulting in improved outcomes.

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OncLive

Dr. Kim on Tislelizumab in Advanced ESCC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateFebruary 23, 2023

Sunnie Kim, MD, contextualizes the use of tislelizumab (BGB-A317) as a frontline treatment option in advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). 

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Cancer Health

A New Way to Assess the Chance of Gastrointestinal Tumor Recurrence

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2023

Researchers from the CU Cancer Center have identified a new feature indicative of the chance of recurrence of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs).

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Today

Community Gardening Can Decrease Your Cancer Risk — Here’s How

news outletToday
Publish DateFebruary 10, 2023

The first-of-its-kind study of the benefits of community gardening found that the hobby can boost daily fiber intake and physical activity, even for novice gardeners.

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OncLive

ODAC Votes in Favor of Continued Development of Dostarlimab for dMMR/MSI-H Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2023

The FDA’s ODAC voted that data from two proposed single-arm trials will provide adequate means of characterizing the risk-benefit profile of dostarlimab.

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Healio

Less-Invasive Treatment Identified for HPV-Unrelated Head and Neck Cancer

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2023

Less invasive treatment induced durable responses among patients with HPV-unrelated locally advanced head and neck cancer, recent research shows.

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Nature

What ChatGPT and Generative AI Mean for Science

news outletNature
Publish DateFebruary 06, 2023

Researchers are excited but apprehensive about the latest advances in artificial intelligence.

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Healio

Pembrolizumab-ATRA Combination Shows Benefit in Metastatic Melanoma

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2023

The addition of all-trans retinoic acid to pembrolizumab conferred benefit to patients with metastatic melanoma, according to newly published research.

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Yahoo News

Criterium, Inc. Announces Formation of New Oncology Research Consortium for Genito-Urinary Indications

news outletYahoo News
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2023

Thomas Flaig, MD, has been named director of the Academic Urology Research Investigators Consortium, an oncology consortium for genito-urinary cancers.

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Targeted Oncology

Flaig Discusses NCCN Guidelines in Bladder Cancer

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2023

Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor of research for CU Denver and CU Cancer Center member, discusses some of the current NCCN guidelines in bladder cancer.

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Mirage News

Nearly Half of Medicare Lung Cancer Patients Unstaged: Higher Mortality Rates

news outletMirage News
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2023

About one out of every two Medicare patients with non-small cell lung cancer does not get the appropriate imaging before receiving radiation therapy.

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OncLive

Updates From 2022 SABCS Underscore the Continued Expansion of Treatment Options in Metastatic Breast Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2023

The 2022 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium highlighted research and treatments for HER2-negative, HER2-low, and HER2-positive breast cancer.

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OncLive

Genetic Analysis Helps Maximize Clinical Benefit with PARP Inhibitors in BRCA+ Ovarian Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJanuary 17, 2023

Using genetic testing to identify BRCA mutations in ovarian cancer can help inform the selection of frontline maintenance therapies and manage toxicities.

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Mirage News

Drug Combo May Treat Fatal Childhood Brain Tumor

news outletMirage News
Publish DateJanuary 13, 2023

CU researchers have discovered a drug combination that may offer a better prognosis for children diagnosed with MYC amplified medulloblastoma.

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Medscape

Could Nodal RT Explain Failure of ICIs in Head and Neck Cancer?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJanuary 10, 2023

New analysis shows elective nodal radiation appears to decrease systemic immune responses, leading to tumor growth in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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Nature

The Reproducibility Issues that Haunt Health-Care AI

news outletNature
Publish DateJanuary 09, 2023

The AI community faces a reproducibility crisis and is working toward greater algorithmic transparency and promoting checklists to avoid common errors.

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The ASCO Post

Effect of Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Survival in Patients With Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma After Multiagent Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

news outletThe ASCO Post
Publish DateJanuary 09, 2023

New research found that receiving adjuvant chemotherapy improved survival in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who received curative-intent surgery.

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Greeley Tribune

CU study: Gardening Improves Physical, Mental Health

news outletGreeley Tribune
Publish DateJanuary 06, 2023

A University of Colorado study has shown that gardening can improve both physical and mental health.

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Medical News Today

Late-Stage Melanoma: Experimental Drug Combo Puts 50% of Patients into Remission

news outletMedical News Today
Publish DateJanuary 03, 2023

Overcoming the suppressive activity of myeloid-derived suppressor cells may improve the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in treating melanoma.

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Medscape

Improved Survival With Adjuvant Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer

news outletMedscape
Publish DateDecember 19, 2022

Research shows survival benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery among patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

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Nature

Could CAR-T-Cell Therapy Offer Hope to Children with Cancer?

news outletNature
Publish DateDecember 19, 2022

Physicians who treat childhood cancers of organs say that the need to extend CAR-T-cell therapies is particularly acute in those under the age of 18.

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Cure Today

Ask Questions to Avoid Confusion Around Tumor Testing

news outletCure Today
Publish DateDecember 19, 2022

Biomarker testing helps guide cancer treatment decisions, but there’s no hiding that the field is complex and often difficult for patients to understand.

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Science Daily

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Overall Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

news outletScience Daily
Publish DateDecember 08, 2022

CU Cancer Center research shows that chemotherapy treatment before and after surgery for pancreatic cancer is the most effective combination for patients.

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The Colorado Sun

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Launches New Center to Fight Esophageal and Gastric Cancer

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 07, 2022

CU-Anschutz announced the creation of a new center to improve patient care and advance new methods for detecting esophageal and gastric cancers early.

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News Medical

Study Explores Practical Pathways to Motherhood in Women with Oncogene-Driven Lung Cancer

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateDecember 05, 2022

New CU Cancer Center research highlights the need for more data for women hoping for successful pregnancies while undergoing lung cancer treatment.

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KDVR

Dogs Could Be the Answer to Human Cancer Research

news outletKDVR
Publish DateDecember 01, 2022

Researchers see potential in studying cancer risk factors, novel diagnostics, and new treatments in canine patients to learn about benefits for people.

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Targeted Oncology

Forsberg Explains How Selinexor Fits Into Sequencing Therapies in R/R Multiple Myeloma

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateNovember 16, 2022

During a roundtable event, Peter Forsberg, MD, discussed data from several trials of selinexor in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

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Cancer Health

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Shares a Message of Hope

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateNovember 15, 2022

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Laura Foote shares her story to bring hope and express gratitude.

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TIME

How Bladder Cancer Differs in Women and Younger Adults

news outletTIME
Publish DateNovember 15, 2022

Men are three to four times more likely than women to develop bladder cancer, but the disease tends to be deadlier in females. Why?

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Biospace

Agenus Data at SITC 2022 Highlight Durable Responses of Botensilimab / Balstilimab Combination in Nine Different Treatment-Resistant Cancers

news outletBiospace
Publish DateNovember 14, 2022

New therapeutic addresses need in patients suffering with cold and refractory tumors.

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Axios

Five Women Scientists in Colorado Named Among Best in the World

news outletAxios
Publish DateNovember 14, 2022

CU Cancer Center member Philippa Marrack, PhD, is one of five Colorado women researchers are considered among the best female scientists in the world.

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MedPage Today

Thomas Flaig, MD, on Novel Combination Therapy for Advanced Urothelial Cancer

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateNovember 07, 2022

A preliminary study suggests that the combination of enfortumab vedotin and pembrolizumab may be a promising option for treating urothelial cancer.

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The ASCO Post

Telisotuzumab Vedotin Plus Erlotinib in c-Met Protein–Expressing NSCLC

news outletThe ASCO Post
Publish DateNovember 04, 2022

Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, and colleagues found that the combination of telisotuzumab vedotin and erlotinib showed activity in c-Met protein–expressing advanced non–small cell lung cancer.

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MedPage Today

FDA Panel: All Thumbs Down for Antibody to Treat Metastatic Neuroblastoma

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateOctober 28, 2022

An FDA advisory committee voted unanimously against recommending approval of the radiolabeled monoclonal antibody I-omburtamab for progressive neuroblastoma with central nervous system/leptomeningeal metastases.

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MedPage Today

Post-Op Pain Control More Challenging for Cannabis Users

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateOctober 22, 2022

Cannabis users reported somewhat worse postoperative pain compared with people who did not use cannabis before surgery, according to a recent study.

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OncLive

Dr. Camidge on Toxicities of Sunvozertinib in EGFR Exon 20–Mutated NSCLC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateOctober 20, 2022

CU Cancer Center researcher Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, discusses toxicities observed with sunvozertinib (DZD9008) in EGFR Exon 20–Mutated non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Targeted Oncology

Classification, Treatment, and Supportive Care Options in AML

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateOctober 14, 2022

Guidelines for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia have recently been updated by both the World Health Organization and the European LeukemiaNet.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Physical Health as a Cancer Survivor

news outletSteamboat Pilot & Today
Publish DateOctober 10, 2022

While more Americans than ever before are living full and active lives after a cancer diagnosis, patients still must navigate treatments, medications and appointments as cancer survivors.

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Healio

Older Patients with Advanced Bladder Cancer "Want to Be Active Participants in their Care"

news outletHealio
Publish DateOctober 06, 2022

Knowledge gaps around the preferences of older patients with advanced bladder cancer prompted Elizabeth Kessler, MD, and colleagues to better understanding this patient population. 

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Cancer Network

An Overview of Treatment Options Available for Patients with R/R MM

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateOctober 04, 2022

Peter Forsberg, MD, reviews options for treatment sequencing and initiating treatment for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

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Health Imaging

New Lesion Measurement Assesses Treatment Responses More Accurately than RECIST

news outletHealth Imaging
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2022

A new way of assessing cancer lesions’ response to treatment could pave the way for developing new cancer therapeutics.

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Targeted Oncology

Clinical Commentary: Managing Adverse Events From PARP Inhibitors in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2022

PARP inhibitors can play a significant role in the first-line setting for patients with advanced ovarian cancer.

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Healio

Women with Breast Cancer Want More Education on Sexual Health During Treatment

news outletHealio
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2022

Although most women with breast cancer reported adverse sexual health effects of treatment, many also reported their oncologist paid less attention to discussion of these effects during consultation.

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Biospace

ODAC Votes Against Safety Profile of Secura Bio’s P13K Inhibitor

news outletBiospace
Publish DateSeptember 26, 2022

In an 8-4 vote, the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Roster voted against the benefit-risk profile of Secura Bio’s P13K inhibitor Copiktra.

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Cancer Health

Abortion Ban Will Harm Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateSeptember 22, 2022

Two CU Cancer Center members detail how the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will harm some patients.

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ET Healthworld

Researchers Discover New Imaging Information System May Provide Accurate Prognosis for Certain Cancers

news outletET Healthworld
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2022

A novel imaging information system developed by researchers at CU Anschutz may eventually provide a faster, more accurate prognosis for certain tumors.

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Cancer Health

Researchers Find Less Risky Way to Monitor Breast Cancer Progression

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateSeptember 20, 2022

CU Cancer Center researchers have discovered how to extract critical information about breast cancer tumors and disease progression by analyzing blood plasma.

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Medical News Today

Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers: Scientists Find How Air Pollution Acts as a Trigger

news outletMedical News Today
Publish DateSeptember 16, 2022

Researchers have identified a non-small cell lung cancer mechanism driven by fine particulate matter typically found in air pollution.

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CBS News

Colorado Researchers Among Those Leading the Way in Fight Against Cancer

news outletCBS News
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2022

Prevention, screening, treatment, and the sequencing of multidisciplinary care are key to reducing cancer death rates.

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Scientific American

Most People at Risk for Lung Cancer Never Get Screened: Here’s How to Fix That

news outletScientific American
Publish DateSeptember 06, 2022

U.S. lung cancer screening guidelines miss people who have never smoked, as well as many women and Black people. Expanding outreach and eligibility could help.

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Targeted Oncology

Rifkin and Forsberg Review Trials of BCMA-Targeted Therapies for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateAugust 23, 2022

Peter Forsberg, MD, and Robert M. Rifkin, MD, FACP, discussed the trials supporting use of BCMA-targeted agents for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

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Mirage News

Rolling Dice: Gamble Pays Off For Cancer Patient in CAR T-Cell Clinical Trial

news outletMirage News
Publish DateAugust 16, 2022

A CU Cancer Center researcher recommended an experimental CAR T cell treatment to a Buena Vista wife and mother, who experienced great success with it.

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US News

Breast Cancer Treatment Effects on Sex Life a Hidden Burden

news outletUS News
Publish DateAugust 08, 2022

Women with breast cancer commonly see their sexual health decline, yet their doctors aren't telling them what to expect -- or what to do about it.

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5280

Inside Colorado’s Battle Against Rare Diseases

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 04, 2022

Rare diseases, often called orphan diseases, are conditions that each affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. Living with one can be a nightmare. Symptoms can be life-altering and life-threatening.

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News Medical

Study: Many Breast Cancer Patients Report Changes that Affect Sexual Health During and Beyond Treatment

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateAugust 04, 2022

A new study released by the University of Colorado Cancer Center shows that more than 70 percent of breast cancer patients have reported changes that affect their sexual health during and beyond treatment.

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The Conversation

Many Medications Affect More Than One Target in the Body – Some Drug Designers Are Embracing the ‘Side Effects’ That Had Been Seen as a Drawback

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateJuly 28, 2022

The concept of drugs having multiple functions may lead to unintended consequences. This is a common occurrence for cancer drugs in clinical trials.

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Eat This, Not That!

Signs You Have the Cancer That Killed Alex Trebek

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateJuly 18, 2022

Watch for these five signs of pancreatic cancer, which affects around 62,000 Americans every year, accounting for 3% of all cancers in the US and approximately 7% of all cancer deaths, including beloved former Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.

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Cancer Network

CRESTONE: Initial Efficacy and Safety of Seribantumab in Solid Tumors Harboring NRG1 Fusions

news outletCancer Network
Publish DateJuly 07, 2022

Expert oncologists review key data from the CRESTONE trial, which observed the safety and efficacy of seribantumab, an anti-HER3 IgG2 monoclonal antibody, in solid tumors with NRG1 fusions.

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Cure Today

FDA Approves Breyanzi for Previously Treated Large B-Cell Lymphoma

news outletCure Today
Publish DateJune 27, 2022

The FDA approved Breyanzi, a CAR-T cell therapy, for the treatment of certain patients with previously treated large B-cell lymphoma.

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Radiology Business

AI Reads of Neck Ultrasounds Could Displace Thyroid Biopsies

news outletRadiology Business
Publish DateJune 15, 2022

After training a machine learning model to analyze ultrasound images of the neck, researchers tested their algorithm and have found it correctly flagged 97% of likely cancerous nodules of the thyroid gland.

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News Medical

Ultrasound-Based AI Classifier of Thyroid Nodules Can Help Rule Out Cancer, Avoid Unnecessary Biopsies

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 14, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to identify thyroid nodules seen on thyroid ultrasound that are very unlikely to be cancerous, reducing a large number of unnecessary biopsies.

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The Scientist

Genetic Mutations Can Be Benign or Cancerous—a New Method to Differentiate Between Them Could Lead to Better Treatments

news outletThe Scientist
Publish DateMay 31, 2022

A CU Cancer Center researcher recently published a study using DNA from thousands of healthy people to help identify disease-causing mutations by using the principle of natural selection.

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Dermatology Times

Sun Bus Helps Bust Melanoma Misconceptions, Provide Screenings

news outletDermatology Times
Publish DateMay 23, 2022

Run by the Colorado Melanoma Foundation, the Sun Bus has provided more than 3,500 free skin cancer screenings throughout the central and southwestern United States. Along the way, providers are learning about melanoma misconceptions.

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Forbes

University Of Colorado to Invest $200 Million in New Regenerative Medicine Institute

news outletForbes
Publish DateMay 13, 2022

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has announced that it will make a $200 million investment over the next five years to create the Gates Institute, a research and treatment center that will focus on the development of new regenerative, cellular, and gene therapies for a variety of serious illnesses.

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Mirage News

Research Reveals How Tumor Cells Use Mitochondria to Keep Growing

news outletMirage News
Publish DateMay 10, 2022

In initial research recently published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, Cecilia Caino, PhD, and her co-investigators discovered that tumor cells use mitochondria to control their growth and detect stress that can destroy a tumor cell if it is not controlled.

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Science News for Students

Like Bloodhounds, Worms Are Sniffing Out Human Cancers

news outletScience News for Students
Publish DateMay 09, 2022

Lung cancer cells seem to smell yummy to one species of little worm. Now, scientists are using that allure to build a squirmy new tool to detect cancer.

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News Medical

Recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards Program Announced

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateApril 26, 2022

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the NCCN Foundation has announced seven recipients for the 2022 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards (YIA) Program. 

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OncLive

ODAC Unanimously Votes to Recommend Randomized Data for Approval of PI3K Inhibitors in Hematologic Cancers

news outletOncLive
Publish DateApril 21, 2022

In a 16 to 0 vote, with 1 abstention, the FDA’s Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted in support of basing future approvals for PI3K inhibitors on randomized data instead of single-arm clinical trials.

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Denver 7

Colorectal Cancer on Track to Become Leading Cancer Killer

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 20, 2022

The Journal of American Medicine expects colorectal cancer to become the highest cancer killer among those between the ages of 18 and 45. 

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OncLive

Investigators Hope to Build on Early Efficacy in KRAS G12C-Mutated CRC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateApril 14, 2022

Investigators have explored the potential of KRAS inhibition in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), and early results have established the pathway as a prime target for drug development.

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Denver 7

Urgency of COVID-19 Research Put Research for Other Diseases on Hold

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateApril 13, 2022

Vaccines, antibody therapies, pills. COVID-19 treatments have been the focus of a lot of healthcare research over the past two years.

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Cure Today

Swapping Surgery for Adjuvant Therapy May Improve Outcomes in Patients With Stage 3 Melanoma

news outletCure Today
Publish DateMarch 28, 2022

Adjuvant therapy in patients who did not undergo complete lymph node removal surgery for the treatment of stage 3 melanoma, a type of skin cancer, may provide better distant metastasis-free survival, according to recent data.

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KDVR

Young Broomfield Cancer Survivor Gives Colorectal Health Warning

news outletKDVR
Publish DateMarch 24, 2022

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a Broomfield man is trying to make everyone aware of the danger.

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KKTV

11 Call For Action: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Importance of Screening

news outletKKTV
Publish DateMarch 17, 2022

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to go get screened! Colon cancer is a lot more common – and a lot more deadly – than many realize. It’s currently the second-leading cause of cancer deaths and an equal opportunist, striking both women and men.

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Cancer Health

The Art of Living with Cancer

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateMarch 14, 2022

As unlucky as it is to get bladder cancer when you don’t have any of the typical risk factors – being male, smoking, a family history of the disease, exposure to environmental toxins – artist Shelley Kerr considers herself “super lucky” to have benefited from recent breakthroughs in treatment for the malignancy. 

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Healio

CAR-T Poised to Create ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

news outletHealio
Publish DateFebruary 15, 2022

Since the approval of the first chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, the research community has grappled with a crucial question: Is the modality appropriate for earlier use by patients with certain types of cancer?

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CBS4 Denver

CU Medicine Cancer Center Director Weighs In On 'Cancer Moonshot'

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 07, 2022

Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, says he believes President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot goal to reduce cancer deaths by 50 percent over the next 25 years is ambitious but attainable.

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The Denver Post

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research Awards Record-Breaking Grants for 2022

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 01, 2022

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research has given two milestone grants for 2022, totaling $350,000—more than double what the organization typically awards annually.

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USA Today

Late-Stage Colon Cancer Showing Up in More Younger Adults. 'Get Screened,' Doctor Urges

news outletUSA Today
Publish DateJanuary 27, 2022

A growing number of young adults are being diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer, newly published research finds.

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5280

No, Sun Exposure Is Not the Secret to Living Longer (Probably)

news outlet5280
Publish DateJanuary 05, 2022

CU Cancer Center member Neil Box, MD, separates fact from pseudoscience when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun.

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Denver 7

'I'm Just so Proud of Him': Crested Butte Family Shares 2-year-old's Journey with Kidney Cancer

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateDecember 23, 2021

In 2021, a Crested Butte family received a life-changing diagnosis. During the holiday season, their story is an apparent reminder that sometimes the best gifts are never found under a tree.

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Cure Today

Triplet Regimen Extends Time Before Brain, Spinal Cord Metastases Worsen in Patients with Breast Cancer

news outletCure Today
Publish DateDecember 15, 2021

A three-drug regimen was shown to lengthen the amount of time before cancer progressed to the central nervous system — known as central nervous system progression-free survival — in certain patients with breast cancer.

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Colorado Politics

Colorado Dogs, Doctors Take Center Stage for National Academy of Science

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateNovember 08, 2021

The University of Colorado Cancer Center is helping host a three-day workshop at the National Academy of Science, the lab Lincoln founded in Washington.

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Healio

Association of Community Cancer Centers Names Innovator Award Recipients

news outletHealio
Publish DateNovember 06, 2021

The Association of Community Cancer Centers announced recipients of its 11th annual Innovator Awards.

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Cure Today

‘Coming Out’ to Cancer: LGBTQIA+ Discrimination in the Health Care System

news outletCure Today
Publish DateNovember 05, 2021

Uncomfortable and possibly discriminatory situations are what keep many LGBTQIA+ community members from seeking health care on a regular basis.

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Centennial Citizen

Former Castle Pines Mayor Pivots to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

news outletCentennial Citizen
Publish DateNovember 03, 2021

Of all cancers, pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest to suspect, screen for or treat. For Castle Pines resident Maureen Shul, the disease took away two family members and changed her outlook on life.

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The Denver Post

Wings of Hope Raises More than $100,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research at CU Cancer Center

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 05, 2021

Despite the continuing effects of COVID-19, a dedicated community of supporters converged Sept. 18 for the sold-out Evening of Hope, generating more than $100,000 to benefit pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

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Denver 7

Robotic Technology Takes Us into a New Era of Drug Discovery

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateSeptember 30, 2021

A giant robot at CU Anschutz Medical Campus is busy doing lifesaving work. Dan LaBarbera is the founding director at the Center for Drug Discovery at the campus.

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Healio

Animal imaging researcher wins award for contribution to oncology research

news outletHealio
Publish DateAugust 04, 2021

The International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine awarded Natalie J. Serkova, the 2021 Senior Fellow Award for her work in animal imaging for oncology research. “I was humbled and ecstatic to receive this award…,” Serkova, director of the Animal Imaging Shared Resource at University of Colorado Cancer Center, said during an interview with Healio.

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Cure Today

Life With von Hippel-Lindau Disease

news outletCure Today
Publish DateAugust 03, 2021

At first, Camron King’s sixth-grade teacher thought he was nervous. King had just started at a new school when he told the teacher he couldn’t read aloud from his textbook. The problem, however, was more complicated than childhood stage fright.

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Denver Gazette

UCHealth ranked among top 50 hospitals nationally in 8 specialties

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJuly 27, 2021

UCHealth ranked in the top 50 nationally for gastroenterology; ear, nose and throat care; adult diabetes and endocrinology; cancer treatment; urology; and rheumatology.

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OncLive

Dr. Pollyea on Indications for Anti-CD33 Therapy in AML

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 19, 2021

Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine/hematology, and the clinical director of Leukemia Services at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discusses indications for anti-CD33 therapy in the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Targeted Oncology

Novel Approaches Address Tumor Heterogeneity in GI Malignancies

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateJuly 16, 2021

The emergence of novel approaches, such as antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), KRAS G12C inhibitors, and novel combinations such as tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)/immune checkpoint inhibitors, exhibits promising outcomes in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, according to Wells Messersmith, MD.

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Healio

Movie ‘distraction therapy’ improves children’s experience of radiation

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 15, 2021

In the 2016 animated film “Moana,” the title character bravely battled a volcanic demon and saved her people.

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La Voz

Skin Cancer Awareness

news outletLa Voz
Publish DateJuly 07, 2021

Now that summer has officially arrived, thoughts might be turning to a new seasonal look. But, before that, it might be wise to think about another look, one that results from spending too much time in the sun. Sunburn is not just an uncomfortable condition, it could be a precursor to skin cancer, the most common and potentially fatal cancer in the United States.

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MedPage Today

Hold Off on Approving Anal Cancer Drug, Advisors Tell FDA

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 24, 2021

FDA advisors told the agency to wait on more data before approving an investigational immunotherapy for squamous carcinoma of the anal canal (SCAC), largely due to questions over the drug's activity.

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The Denver Post

Radiation therapy as a pound of prevention? A ray of hope for pancreatic cancer patients, thanks to Wings of Hope

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 20, 2021

Using radiation to kill malignant cells in the body is nothing new, but thanks in part to funding from Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research, oncologists are continuing to explore newer applications for one of their more standard medical therapies.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

‘I started feeling a stomach ache’: Highlands Ranch mother’s difficult cancer journey

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 16, 2021

A Highlands Ranch forty-year-old mother of four was diagnosed with stage four cancer 10 months ago. The problem was, at the time, doctors did not know where exactly the cancer was in her body.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctor uses virtual reality to show cancer patients their tumors

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateJune 09, 2021

A doctor at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is now using virtual reality to help cancer patients see their tumors in 3D form.

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CBS4 Denver

Estimated 2,100 New Cases Of Colon Cancer Each Year Among Coloradans

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 21, 2021

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently lowered its recommended age to begin screening for colon cancer from 50 to 45. It’s the third most common cancer in America, and in Colorado, there are an estimated 2,100 new cases each year.

Dr. Chris Lieu, the Associate Director of Clinical Research at the CU Cancer Center, explained the change stems from an increase in the number of colorectal cancer cases among younger people.

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Medscape

Loss of MAP3K7 and CHD1 Expression Drive Recurrence, Resistance in Prostate Cancer

news outletMedscape
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

Loss of MAP3K7 protein expression, seen in approximately 40% of prostate cancer patients, is a major driver of prostate tumor aggressiveness and should be considered for inclusion in management algorithms, researchers say.

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CBS4 Denver

CU Cancer Center Technology Is A ‘Game Changer’ For Kids Undergoing Radiation

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 26, 2021

Learning you have cancer is shocking and going through treatment is scary. At UCHealth, a team developed technology that allows patients to watch a favorite movie or show during radiation treatments.

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CBS4 Denver

One Of The Youngest Ovarian Cancer Victims Remembered: ‘She Never Stopped Fighting’

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 08, 2021

Peyton taught the world that ovarian cancer doesn’t just strike mothers and grandmothers. “She’s brought so much awareness to the disease through her advocacy,” said CU Cancer Center member Saketh Guntupalli, MD. 

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Cure Today

Understanding Treatment Options for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

news outletCure Today
Publish DateDecember 24, 2020

It is one of the most common types of leukemias in adults; however, the disease comprises only about 1% of all cancers. There are a variety of treatment options available for patients with AML, with more clinical trials evaluating new therapies in the pipeline.  In this episode of the “CURE talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dan Pollyea, from the University of Colorado Cancer Center, about these treatment options.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

New technology allows cancer patients to watch movies during radiation

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateOctober 06, 2020

Mia and her parents shared their experience with RadFlix with FOX31. They explained that watching TV or a movie while getting radiation treatment was a game-changer. RadFlix was developed by Douglas Holt, MD, Brian Miller, PhD, and Sarah Milgrom, MD. 

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CBS4 Denver

Former Denver Bronco Bucky Dilts Tells Men Not to Punt When It Comes To Prostate Cancer

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 05, 2020

Bucky Dilts, former Denver Broncos and prostate cancer survivor, and Dr. Paul Maroni, shared with CBS Denver why men should be getting a prostate cancer screening.

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OncLive

Dr. Schenk on the Evolving Treatment Landscape in Lung Cancer

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 25, 2020

Erin Schenk, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Cancer Center member, discusses the rapidly evolving treatment landscape in lung cancer.

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OncLive

Dr. Bunn on Targeting HER3 in NSCLC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateAugust 18, 2020

Paul A. Bunn, Jr, MD, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado, and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, discusses potentially targeting HER3 in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Oncology Learning Network

Oral Apixaban Preferable for Preventing Postsurgery VTE in Patients With Gynecologic Cancer

news outletOncology Learning Network
Publish DateAugust 10, 2020

“Current guidelines recommend a 28-day course of enoxaparin for thromboprophylaxis after surgery for gynecologic cancer,” wrote Saketh R. Guntupalli, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and colleagues.

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OncLive

Dr. Bunn on Data With Trastuzumab Deruxtecan in HER2-Mutant NSCLC

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 27, 2020

Paul A. Bunn, Jr, distinguished professor, James Dudley Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado and a 2014 Giant of Cancer Care® in Lung Cancer, highlights encouraging data with fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu) in HER2-mutant non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Healio

Fewer children enrolling in cancer clinical trials, study shows

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 02, 2020

According to Kelly Faulk, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator and pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, these findings are not altogether negative. “Good treatments have been developed for some of our most common childhood cancers, such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia,” Faulk said in an interview with Healio.

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9News

Colorado fitness center helps to build up cancer survivors

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 10, 2020

On the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, there’s a factory known to churn out warriors, a fitness center just for patients battling cancer.

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MedPage Today

SRS for Brain Metastases in Small Cell Lung Cancer?

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 08, 2020

According to a study lead by Chad Rusthoven, MD, patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with brain metastases saw similar if not slightly better survival when treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) compared with standard-of-care whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT).

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MedPage Today

Potential New Standard for High-Risk, Pediatric B-Cell Lymphoma

news outletMedPage Today
Publish DateJune 05, 2020

“These outstanding results support rituximab as a new standard-of-care therapy for young patients with advanced B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma,” co-author Thomas Gross, of University of Colorado Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital Colorado, said.

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Medscape

Lung Cancer in the Time of COVID-19

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 02, 2020

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the deadliest form, with a 5-year survival rate of just over 5%. Nonetheless, thoracic oncologists at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora who specialize in the treatment of advanced NSCLC say there is room for optimism. In this six-part series, distinguished professor Paul Bunn and his colleagues Ross Camidge and Erin Schenk discuss how to choose the optimal treatment for a patient on the basis of pathologic findings, disease staging, and biomarker testing.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Sunshine Does No Favors For Skin Health

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Publish DateMay 19, 2020

“Colorado has some of the highest UV exposure levels in the country,” Dr. Neil Box of the University of Colorado’s Cancer Center said during an interview on CBSN Denver. “Melanoma is historically the most dangerous form of cancer,” adding basal cell and squamous carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer.

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UCHealth

Immunotherapy: A Love Story

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateAugust 10, 2017

The Association of Community Cancer Centers announced recipients of its 11th annual Innovator Awards.

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9News

New Drug Trial Shows Promise in Fighting Cancer for CO Woman

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2016

The Association of Community Cancer Centers announced recipients of its 11th annual Innovator Awards.

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