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New Research from the University of Colorado Cancer Center Explores Options for Motherhood in Lung Cancer Patients

New research from the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center highlights the need for additional data collection for women hoping to have successful pregnancies while undergoing treatment for lung cancer. Specifically, they focus on the diagnosis of advanced oncogene-driven non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that disproportionately affects women of reproductive age.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date December 02, 2022
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Breast Cancer    Women's Health    cancer screening

What to Expect from a Screening Mammogram

Mammograms are a vital tool for breast cancer screening. They can detect tumors even before a woman experiences signs or symptoms of cancer, and are sensitive enough to register changes to breast tissue as small as a grain of sand.

A significant body of research has shown that having regular mammograms can lower a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 28, 2022
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Research    Women's Health    Ovarian Cancer

Experimental medication to prevent heart disease may treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

Most ovarian cancer starts in fallopian tubes. Then it sloughs from its site of origin and floats around in fluid until finding new sites of attachment. It’s not easy for cancer cells to survive away from their moorings. Observations by ovarian cancer doctors at University of Colorado Cancer Center and elsewhere hint at how they might do it: These doctors have seen that ovarian cancer cells often collect in tissues with high fat content. Could these cells be somehow using fat to survive the journey from their point of origin to their sites of growth? 


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date March 26, 2020
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Gynecologic Cancer    Women's Health    Advocacy    Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer survivor: Don’t miss your Pap smears!

Debbie Garcia always dreamed of having a big family.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date January 17, 2020
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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 Colorado University 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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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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