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Tech takes on cigarette smoking

August 1, 2018

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking.

The smart-phone app, initially limited to android-based operating systems, automatically texts 20- to 120-second video messages to smokers when sensors detect specific arm and body motions associated with smoking.

There is no shortage of products or programs--from nicotine gum to hypnosis--to help people stop smoking. More recently, wearable technology has gained popularity in the fight against addiction.

New Research Center to Focus on Prostate, Bladder, Kidney Cancer

July 31, 2018

Cleveland Clinic has formed a new Center for Genitourinary (GU) Malignancies Research, which will focus on advancing discoveries to better understand, diagnose and treat cancer of the prostate, bladder and kidney.

The center will be a cross-institute partnership with members from the Lerner Research Institute, Taussig Cancer Institute and Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute to leverage clinical strengths and a diverse patient population for translational and clinical studies.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center earns ‘exceptional’ rating, $31.9 million in grants for research and education from National Cancer Institute

June 22, 2018

Collaboration across Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals celebrates 30th anniversary as one of nation’s elite cancer centers

Northeast Ohio’s coordinated effort to combat cancer has earned an extraordinary endorsement from the National Cancer Institute (NCI): its highest-possible rating and $31.9 million to continue its lifesaving work.

Learn to Beat Cancer: Session 1

April 19, 2018

Learn to Beat Cancer group photo

On Saturday morning, April 7, a group of Bolton Middle School 7th grade students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District came to the CWRU School of Medicine for a lively three-hour experience, "Learn to Beat Cancer," sponsored by the CWRU Center for Science, Health & Society and the

Pediatric Cancer Research Gets a Boost from St. Baldrick's Foundation

April 2, 2018

Leading cancer researchers, Alex Huang MD, PhD, and Yamilet Huerta, MD have been awarded $186,405 in grants from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to conduct pediatric cancer research.

Obesity is Shifting Cancer to Young Adults

March 26, 2018

Respected Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher, Nathan A. Berger, MD, has compiled evidence from more than 100 publications to show how obesity increases risk of 13 different cancers in young adults. The meta-analysis describes how obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age groups, and intensified cellular mechanisms promoting the diseases.

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Receives $450,000 from Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

January 25, 2018

Leading cancer researcher, Alex Huang MD, PhD, has received a $450,000 Basic Science grant from the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to study targeted approaches for effectively eliminating metastatic osteosarcoma.

Researchers Develop Highly Sensitive Swallowable Test to Detect Pre-cancerous Barrett's Esophagus

January 17, 2018

Investigators at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center have developed a simple, swallowable test for early detection of Barrett's esophagus that offers promise for preventing deaths from esophageal adenocarcinoma.

National Experts Map out Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research Agenda

December 6, 2017

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center organizes strategic meeting in Atlanta to plan next three to five years

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine are focusing their efforts on adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer research. More than 50 leaders from top cancer research institutions will gather this Friday, Dec. 8, in Atlanta to identify a strategic plan for combating AYA cancer for the next three to five years.

Case Western Reserve University Receives $6 Million to Study Barrett's Esophagus

May 31, 2017

Funding to propel studies across six institutions

The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a $6 million grant to the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to continue research on Barrett’s Esophagus, a potentially fatal condition associated with long-term gastroesophageal reflux. Tissue lining the esophagus transforms into tissue similar to that found in the intestine, significantly increasing esophageal cancer risk.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Named to New National Colorectal Cancer Dream Team

April 3, 2017

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) have been named to a prestigious "colorectal cancer dream team" that was announced today at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, D.C. The dream team comprises scientists, clinicians, technicians, and other experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Yale University, Cornell University, and CWRU/Case CCC.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Analyzes Brain Tumor Data, Doubles Known Risk Factors for Glioma

March 29, 2017

A massive new study involving blood samples from over 30,000 individuals has identified 13 new genetic risk factors for glioma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor in adults. The study, published in Nature Genetics [Melin BS.

Newly Discovered DNA Enhancers Help Switch on Colorectal Cancer

March 7, 2017

Genetic mutations can increase a person's cancer risk, but other gene "enhancer" elements may also be responsible for disease progression, according to new research out of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. In a breakthrough study published in Nature Communications, scientists discovered changes in specific regions of DNA, outside of colorectal cancer genes, that "enhance" harmful gene expression to help grow tumors.

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Researchers Receive Outstanding Investigator Awards from NIH

January 25, 2017

Three Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These highly competitive multi-year federal grants recognize investigators who have achieved significant research accomplishments. The amount and duration of the awards allows researchers to take greater risks and be more adventurous in their research.