Clinical Trials

 

 

Focus on Clinical Trials

Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.

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Fighting ER+ Breast Cancer

ER+ breast cancer is especially difficult to treat because it develops a resistance to the anti-estrogen drugs usually used in treatment. A new NCCC clinical trial will test lab research that shows estrogen can induce and inhibit tumor growth.

December 15, 2014

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Room to Operate

MRI and CT scanners slide in and out of operating rooms on overhead rails giving surgeons real-time 3-D images of complex organs like brains and spines. Students observe from a balcony overhead. This changes everything.

April 14, 2014

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A Scientific First

A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body.

January 20, 2014

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Using a Parasite to Fight Cancer

Instead of removing tumors surgically, can we inject them with a "poison" that would cause them to destroy themselves? Scientists experiment in the lab with ways to use a common parasite in future treatment for cancer.

November 04, 2013

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New Research Disrupts Cancer's Feeding Cycle

Keeping cancer cells from the fat they need to grow: researchers' work brings detours from the lab… to dairy barns and gyms.

March 11, 2013

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Study Evaluates Newer Treatment for Women Whose Breast Cancer Has Spread

Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate with capecitabine, a standard drug used for chemotherapy today in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed that eribulin demonstrated a trend toward improved overall survival.

January 07, 2013

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Popular Pain Relievers and Bladder Cancer

Duration of ibuprofen use may be related to a reduced cancer risk, especially in those with certain genetic marker.

November 05, 2012

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From Bench to Bedside and Back Again

After more than 10 years of work, a Cancer Center research team has found a very promising drug combination therapy for lung cancer patients.

October 11, 2011

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Part of the Possibility

On meeting Cindy Carroll one might be tempted to describe her as petite. She's slight of build and just over five feet tall. Talk to her for any length of time, however, and that impression quickly changes.

October 20, 2009

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