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Geography Matters:  When Where You Live May Determine If You Live
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Geography Matters: When Where You Live May Determine If You Live

People who reside in rural areas of Utah are less likely to follow colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations than their urban counterparts, according to researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. This geographic disparity is evident across all risk groups, including those who have a family history of the disease.

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Clinical Trial Delivers Good Results in Leukemia Patients

HCI researchers were part of a team that found a potent oral drug, ponatinib, effective in patients who have developed resistance to standard treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic lymphoma (Ph+ ALL).

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Possible New Treatment for a Childhood Cancer
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Possible New Treatment for a Childhood Cancer

Discovery of a new drug with high potential to treat Ewing sarcoma, an often deadly cancer of children and young adults, and the previously unknown mechanism behind it, come hand-in-hand in a new study by researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. The report appears in today’s online issue of the journal Oncogene.

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New Discovery about DNA Packaging
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New Discovery about DNA Packaging

A new discovery from researchers at HCI concerning a fundamental understanding about how DNA works will produce a "180-degree change in focus" for researchers who study how gene packaging regulates gene activity, including genes that cause cancer and other diseases.

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Genetic Test Results for Lynch Syndrome Improved with New Computer Program
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Genetic Test Results for Lynch Syndrome Improved with New Computer Program

Many patients who have genetic testing for Lynch syndrome, a hereditary predisposition to colon cancer, receive the inconclusive result "variants of uncertain clinical significance." This can be a problem, as people with Lynch syndrome have a much higher probability to develop colon cancer, and often develop colon cancer at an earlier age than is common among the general population; consequently, they need to begin screening at a much younger age.

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Free Cancer Awareness Expo Saturday Sept 29 at South Towne Expo

Cancer affects everyone. Half of all men and one-third of all women will get cancer in their lifetimes. Exercise, eating healthfully, and getting recommended cancer screenings all contribute to avoiding cancer; the right coping strategies, good nutrition, and accessible support services can make the journey easier for those who have already been diagnosed.

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Genomic Study of Rare Children's Cancer Yields Possible Prognostic Tool
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Genomic Study of Rare Children's Cancer Yields Possible Prognostic Tool

A new study of the genetic makeup, or genome, of Ewing sarcoma, a rare cancer that strikes children, teenagers, and young adults, has produced multiple discoveries: a previously unknown sarcoma subtype, genetic factors related to long-term survival, and identification of a genetic change between the primary and metastatic stages of the disease that could lead to better, more targeted treatment.

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Sun Safety Poster Contest Open to Utah Students Grades K-8
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Sun Safety Poster Contest Open to Utah Students Grades K-8

It's never too early to learn about sun safety, say a group of concerned Utah physicians. That's why they've partnered with the SHADE Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bring a national poster contest to Utah students from kindergarten to eighth grade.

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Will My Breast Cancer Spread?
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Will My Breast Cancer Spread?

Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered a new way to model human breast cancer that could lead to new tools for predicting which breast cancers will spread and new ways to test drugs that may stop its spread.

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Debby Rogers
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