Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.
New Research on Colorectal Cancer
Michael Cecchini, MD, recently received a K08 grant from the NCI to conduct research aimed at investigating multiple clinical trials for patients with colorectal cancer. The first trial is a Phase II study in which patients will be treated with a combination not normally used against colorectal cancer: temozolomide (TMZ), a well-known drug, and olaparib, from the relatively new class of drugs of PARP inhibitors.
USC study links PFAS to liver damage; YSPH scientist contributed to research
YSPH scientist Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D., department chair and Susan Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), contributed to a new study by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine linking chemicals known as PFAS to liver damage.
Association of TP53 and CDKN2A Mutation Profile with Tumor Mutation Burden in Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a frequently devastating cancer that affects more than a half million people annually worldwide. In a paper recently published in AACR Journals, Dr. Barbara Burtness reveals the relation of the interaction of TP53 and CDKN2A mutations with elevated tumor mutation burden in HNSCC.Source: AACR Journals
Yale Cancer Center Members Receive 2022 AACR Scientific Achievement Awards
Yale Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Patricia LoRusso, DO, PhD, and Craig Crews, PhD, will be honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) during their annual meeting April 8-13, 2022 in New Orleans.
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Goodman on his election into the American Academy of Microbiology!
In February, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) elected 65 new Fellows to the Class of 2022. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The Academy received 130 nominations this year and elected 65 into the 2022 Fellowship Class.Source: American Society for Microbiology
Giving Traction to Great Ideas
For Andy Morse, Yale College Class of 1968, his pride in his alma mater and a lifelong curiosity about scientific research led to admiration and support of the vital work of Yale Cancer Center. Yale Cancer Center inspired Mr. Morse and his wife Iris, a long-time cancer survivor. The couple established the Iris and Andrew Morse Fund for Cancer Research to support Yale Cancer Center researchers investigating the microbiome’s role in cancer development, growth, and treatment.
Olive Oil’s Many Health Benefits to be Explored in Yale Symposium in Spain
An annual international symposium on olive oil and health hosted by the Yale School of Public Health is heading to the center of the olive oil world – Spain – where leading experts will gather later this year to examine the potential and impact of what some call “liquid gold.”