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New Imaging Information System Could Speed Up Prognosis for Certain Cancers

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a new imaging information system may ultimately provide a faster, more accurate prognosis for certain cancers.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date September 19, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Cancer    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast    lymphoma

Why Is CAR T-Cell Therapy ‘One of the Most Phenomenal Advances in Science’?

This episode of CU Anschutz 360 focuses on a promising breakthrough therapy for patients with large B-cell lymphoma, an aggressive subtype of the disease. The clinical trial was led by Manali Kamdar, MD, clinical director of the lymphoma program in the Division of Hematology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 16, 2022
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Research    Brain and Spinal Cancer    Cancer

A Bait-and-Fish Approach to Netting Deadly Brain Tumor Trigger?

All cells in the human body secrete extracellular vesicles (EVs), tiny membrane-enclosed sacs that deliver important cargo – including RNA, proteins, lipids and DNA – to other cells. Cancer cells, notorious for rapid growth, are prolific EV creators.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 02, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Cancer   

Advancing Bladder Cancer Treatment by Studying Biomarkers’ Ability to Respond to Chemotherapy

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among adult men. In recent decades, however, research and treatment innovation for this disease have lagged. Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor of research for CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, recently presented findings from a 10-year-long effort to study bladder cancer biomarker development and treatment.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date April 11, 2022
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Research    Cancer    Metastasis    lungs

Study Shows Critical Protein May Play a Role in Origin of Mesothelioma

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and their international collaborators have discovered that a protein critical in the embryonic stages of life is reactivated in certain cases of mesothelioma, offering clues into the origin of this aggressive cancer.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date March 30, 2022
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Cancer    Diabetes    Sports Medicine

Chronic Lactate Exposure Leads to Cellular Disruptions Implicated in Cancer and Possibly T2 Diabetes

Acute amounts of lactate like those generated during exercise are probably required for healthy cells, but chronic exposure causes cellular disruption which can lead to cancer, heart failure and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date March 10, 2022
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Research    Lung Cancer    Cancer

CU Lung Cancer Experts Provide a Global Foundation for Change

In recognition of World Cancer Day, we talk with Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, professor and director of thoracic oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and member of the CU Cancer Center.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 04, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Cancer    Vaccine   

CU Anschutz Research: Innovation in the Face of COVID Crisis

Much has changed in the world since COVID-19 emerged and touched off a global health crisis. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and other academic research institutions have been at the heart of the response to the pandemic, aggregating data, making discoveries, running clinical trials and developing therapies.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 26, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Cancer    Mental Health

CU Anschutz in the Spotlight: Here Are the Top 10 Stories of 2021

With the events of the past year underpinned by the fast-mutating SARS-CoV-2 virus and the vaccine rollout, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus remained in the spotlight in 2021.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 14, 2021
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Innovation    Patient Care    Cancer

Virtual Reality Opens Patients’ Eyes to Their Own Cancerous Tumors

Thomas Delong, PhD, remembers the first time he saw the walnut-sized tumor growing on the base of his tongue.


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date December 06, 2021
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Patient Care    Cancer

Harnessing the Healing Power of a Doctor-Patient Relationship

With the quiet comfort of a caring partner, Sue Krummrei reaches over and pats her husband’s leg as he breaks down on camera.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 23, 2021
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Patient Care    Cancer

Expertise at CU Anschutz Puts Musician on the Road Again

June 9 will forever be a day that taps a wellspring of emotions in the Schaben family of Edmond, Okla. On that day five years ago, Steven Schaben, a musician living in Denver, stumbled and fell backward off the third-floor balcony of his apartment, breaking several vertebrae, ribs and a foot.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 28, 2021
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Research    Cancer    Diabetes

Defining Physiology’s Upper Limits and – Again – Winning the Tour de France

Racing through the Pyrenees near the end of the three-week battle of attrition that is the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar accelerated up a 14% grade and dropped his nearest competitors as if they were slogging through a bog. Pogačar, 22, was on his way to his second Le Tour championship in a row, finishing 5 minutes, 20 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 26, 2021
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Research    Cancer

Tricking Cellular Powerhouse to Circumvent Chemotherapy Resistance

Since a chance discovery by U.S. Army scientists studying mustard gas during World War II, chemotherapy has added countless years to cancer patients’ lives around the world.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 24, 2021
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Research    Cancer    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast

Podcast: Closing the Cancer Care Gap Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

A cancer diagnosis today, while still scary and life-changing, signals a death sentence far less often than ever before. On the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, with its top doctors and advanced treatments, miracles happen every day. But for many people, that level of care remains out of reach.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 25, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Cancer

Patient Cancer Free After Cell Therapy Created by CU Anschutz

A new clinical trial at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, using cells genetically engineered by medical faculty to fight stubborn cancers, is showing encouraging results.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 08, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Lung Cancer    Cancer    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast

Podcast: ‘You Have to Personalize the Miracles’

Melissa Turner had already survived two bouts of breast cancer, so the last thing she expected to hear in early 2018 after experiencing a series of mysterious symptoms was, “You’ve got lung cancer.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 02, 2020
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Research    Cancer    Diabetes

Metabolomics: The Science Behind a Tour de France Winner

To say cycling enthusiasts were stunned by the Tour de France performance of rookie rider Tadej Pogačar might be an understatement. Jaws dropped as the 21-year-old Slovenian, the second-youngest rider to ever win the Tour, ascended the final 5.9-kilometer final climb of the time trial and secured the yellow jersey.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 21, 2020
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Research    Head and Neck Cancer    Cancer

Rock Icon Eddie Van Halen Joins List of Musicians Gone Too Soon

In a 1983 concert video, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen abandons his pick as he sets the stage for his famous "Eruption" solo. After popping the pick into his mouth and tucking a cigarette into the top strings of his guitar, the well-loved musician’s fingers fly across his instrument’s neck, a trail of smoke rising from it with every wailing note.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 19, 2020
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Patient Care    Gynecologic Cancer    Blood Cancer    Cancer

Living to Live: Friends Face Off Cancer; Find Strength in Each Other

From “No Hair Don’t Care” to “Keep Calm and Colorado On,” four friends facing two grim diagnoses used humor and grit in their battles against cancer. All four contend that, without their outlook and a little fate, their crusade might have had a different ending.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 15, 2020
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