24
May

Scientists Find Protein Spurs Spread of Prostate Cancer

Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found that Stat5, a signaling protein previously found to be key to survival of prostate cancer, is also involved in metastasis. Their study, published in the online edition of Endocrine-Related Cancer, demonstrates in both laboratory and animal models that nuclear Stat5 over-expression leads to a deadly …

24
May

Adam P. Dicker Appointed Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University

Adam P. Dicker, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed chairman of the department of Radiation Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Dicker is an international authority in radiation oncology, drug development, and the treatment of prostate cancer and brain tumors. Dr. Dicker co-leads the Radiation Research and Translational Biology Program at the …

19
May

KCC Graduate Student Ethan Abel Receives Award From The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation

Graduate student Ethan Abel has been awarded a Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. Twenty-four candidates were evaluated for the award. Ethan Abel, a graduate student working with Andrew Aplin, PhD, in the Kimmel Cancer Center, has received a $10,000 Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. The …

19
May

Small RNA Molecules Block Breast Cancer from Spreading via Newly Identified Secreted Factor

The role of genes and proteins in cancer control is well known, but now researchers at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center have found a cluster of microRNA (miRNA) molecules that act to suppress the invasive spread of breast cancer. MiRNAs are non-coding small RNA molecules found in wide areas of the genome that, either singly or …

19
May

Kimmel Cancer Center Director Awarded R. Douglas Wright Medallion at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Richard G. Pestell, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, FRACP, Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, was honored with the R. Douglas Wright Medallion and delivered the R. Douglas Wright Lecture at the University of Melbourne in Australia. The award is given in the areas of science, literature, economics and politics. Prior recipients include Sir James …

19
May

Clue to Switch of Bladder Cancer from Locally Contained to Invasive Found by Jefferson Scientists

Bladder cancer often becomes aggressive and spreads in patients despite treatment, but now researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein they believe is involved in pushing tumors to become invasive – and deadly. “We have found that IGF-IR is a critical regulator of motility and invasion of bladder cancer cells, …

19
May

Jefferson Scientists Unlock Secret to Powerful Tumor Suppressor That Can Reverse Cancer Progression

Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have discovered how a powerful tumor suppressor called DACH1 works – a finding that explains why restoring its lost function in cancer cells pushes them to become normal again. In the March 29 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the …

13
May

Ambassador Kim Beazley Joins KCC Board

The Honorable Kim Beazley, Ambassador to United States of America, joins the Kimmel Cancer Center Board. Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007). Mr Beazley was a Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments (1983-96) holding, at various times, the portfolios …

5
May

KCC American Cancer Society Research Symposium

The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson hosted the 2nd Annual American Cancer Society Research Symposium: Celebrating the ACS Institutional Research Grant at KCC on April 16, 2010. Dr. Pestell welcomed members of the KCC and TJU community and the American Cancer Society. Michael Lisanti, MD, PhD was the Keynote Speaker presenting “The Reverse Warburg Effect: …

14
Apr

Ladies of Port Richmond Annual Breakfast

The Ladies of Port Richmond held their annual Breakfast fund raiser on Sunday, April 11 2010 at St Adalbert’s School Hall (see the photo gallery). The “Breakfast” also served as a kick-off meeting for the 6th Annual Port Richmond Breast Cancer Walk. The Walk will be held on Sunday, May 16 2010 at 10:00 AM …

12
Apr

Cancer Programs Celebrate National Cancer Registrars Week to Emphasize Value of Cancer Registrars April 12-16, 2010

Theme of “Cancer Registrars are Recording Artists” Spotlights the Key Role Cancer Registrars play in enabling Cancer Research and Control Cancer Registrars will join with their colleagues worldwide to observe the annual National Cancer Registrars Week, April 12th-16th. The 2010 theme “Cancer Registrars are Recording Artists” demonstrates Cancer Registrars as being the first link in …

2
Apr

Dr. Leonard G. Gomella Studies the Effect of Dutasteride on the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Leonard G. Gomella and colleagues conducted a landmark international randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group multi-center clinical trial to determine whether dutasteride reduces the risk of incident prostate cancer, as detected on biopsy, among men who are at increased risk for the disease. Over the course of the 4-year study period, dutasteride reduced the risk of …

30
Mar

Karen Knudsen receives Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award

Karen Knudsen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Urology at the Kimmel Cancer Center received the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award from the Endocrine Society. This annual Laureate Awards annual award recognizes an exceptionally promising young clinical or basic investigator. Knudsen is recognized for scientific achievements in the study of androgen action in …

26
Mar

Second Annual Get Your Rear In Gear Event

The second annual Philadelphia Get Your Rear In Gear will took  place at 7:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia, Sunday, March 21, 2010, during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Both survivors and those lost to colorectal cancer were honored.  There was a 5K Race  and a 2 mile Remembrance Walk. Results are …

23
Feb

Ladies of Port Richmond Support Young KCC Investigators

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Ladies of Port Richmond, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has awarded six junior investigators with funding for the prevention and improved treatment of breast cancer. The titles of the supported submissions were: John Pascal, Ph.D. Novel Mechanisms For Inhibiting The Cellular Functions Of Parp1 For Cancer Treatment …

22
Feb

Prolactin Blocks Oncogene Associated with Poor Prognosis in Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found a mechanism by which a hormone responsible for milk production blocks an oncogene that makes breast cancer more aggressive. Publishing in the journal Cancer Research, the researchers discovered that prolactin, a pituitary hormone that normally stimulates breast development and milk production, in fact reduces levels …

22
Feb

Inflammation Marker Related to Obesity is Elevated in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

The levels of an inflammatory chemokine were significantly elevated in patients with pancreatic cancer who were extremely obese, according to research conducted by scientists at the Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary and Related Cancers Center. They presented their data at the 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, held in San Antonio. Studies have shown that obesity is correlated …

8
Feb

2009 Men’s Event Recap

On Tuesday, November, 17th 2009, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson held the First Annual Men’s Event at the Prime Rib Restaurant in Philadelphia. The Men’s Event was emceed by Comedian Joe Conklin. Special guests included, Mayor Michael Nutter, Don Tollefson, Jon Runyan and Neiman Marcus Models. Guests enjoyed a dinner, silent and live auction, …

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