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

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. The rating of “exceptional” comes as the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center–a collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals–celebrates its 30th anniversary of … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center Experts Present Data at 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

CHICAGO: Researchers from Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center will present data from several new studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, including a prospective clinical trial examining non-small cell lung cancer cells’ response to immunotherapy; research on germline testing for melanoma; and interim results from a study testing a vaccine … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researcher Receives $2M Grant to Study Role of Cancer’s Genetic Composition in Predicting the Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy

Can the genetic makeup of their cancers predict how patients with lung cancer will respond to radiation therapy? And can this information be used to advance a genetically guided strategy for patients with these tumors? Cleveland Clinic researcher and radiation oncologist Mohamed Abazeed, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Uncover How Cancer Stem Cells Drive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer – triple-negative breast cancer – to thrive. Hormone therapy for breast cancer blocks cancer cells from interacting with hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, which fuel the cancer cells to grow … Read More

New Research Aims to Improve the Lives of Children with High Grade Glioma

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a $100,000 Josh Metzger Memorial Fox Trot Grant sponsored by the Prayers From Maria Foundation, in support of pediatric neurosurgical oncology research. Violette Recinos, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgical oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, and her team will use the … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Reveal Biomarker for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment

Back-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer therapies. The studies, published in the October 12 issue of JAMA Oncology, suggest that men who inherit this variant would benefit from a personalized treatment plan that targets specific hormonal … Read More