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Cancer-Related Internet Use and Its Association With Patient Decision Making and Trust in Physicians Among Patients in an Early Drug Development Clinic: A Questionnaire-Based Cross-Sectional Observational Study

Background: The role of cancer-related internet use on the patient-physician relationship has not been adequately explored among patients who are cancer-related internet users (CIUs) in early-phase clinical trial clinics. Objective: We examined the association between cancer-related internet use and the patient-physician relationship and decision making among CIUs in an early drug development clinic. Methods: Of 291 Phase I clinic patients who completed a questionnaire on internet use, 179 were ...
Tags: Health, US, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Mann Whitney, Wilcoxon


NCI’s Norman Sharpless Named As Acting FDA Commissioner To Succeed Gottlieb

Sharpless, the director of the National Cancer Institute, was reportedly favored by HHS Secretary Alex Azar as outgoing Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's successor.
Tags: Law, Government, Fda, HHS, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, NCI, Scott Gottlieb, Alex Azar, Norman Sharpless


UIC researchers receive $1.7 million NCI grant to study Southeast Asian fruit

For generations, traditional healers in Southeast Asia have used the mangosteen fruit to treat skin infections, wounds, dysentery and urinary tract infections.
Tags: Health, Southeast Asia, UIC, NCI


UC San Diego professor receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award for cancer research

The National Cancer Institute has awarded David Cheresh, PhD, Distinguished Professor and vice chair of Pathology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with a $4.2 million Outstanding Investigator Award to continue his research into cancer's ability to overcome stress, gain drug resistance and metastasize.
Tags: Health, UC San Diego, National Cancer Institute, NCI, David Cheresh


News Consumer Insights: How data is driving publisher growth

Although news companies are awash in data, publishers say that it’s often hard for them to extract valuable insights that can affect the bottom line of their businesses. In close collaboration with news partners, we developed the News Consumer Insights (NCI) tool to help publishers make data-driven business decisions that increase profitability and build deeper relationships with their readers. The News Consumer Insights Audience Funnel NCI is a data framework implemented into Data St...
Tags: Google, Google Analytics, Ireland, United Kingdom, Johnston Press, WRAL, NCI, Lee Enterprises, Google News Initiative, Independent News Media Group INM


MCG selected as designated laboratory for NCI-MATCH trial

The Georgia Esoteric and Molecular Laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has been selected as a designated laboratory for the National Cancer Institute's Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice, or MATCH trial, which is assessing the effectiveness of targeting cancer-causing gene changes rather than cancer type.
Tags: Health, MCG, NCI, Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Esoteric and Molecular Laboratory


LJI and UC San Diego awarded $ 4.5 million as part of NCI's Cancer Moonshot initiative

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology and UC San Diego have been awarded $ 4.5 million as part of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Moonshot initiative.
Tags: Health, UC San Diego, National Cancer Institute, NCI, La Jolla Institute for Immunology


NCI-led research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanoma

In a new study, researchers developed a gene expression predictor that can indicate whether melanoma in a specific patient is likely to respond to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, a novel type of immunotherapy.
Tags: Science, NCI


U.S. building product firms NCI and Ply Gem to merge: Reuters

U.S. building product makers NCI Building Systems Inc (NCS.N) and privately-held Ply Gem Parent LLC said on Tuesday they will merge in an all-stock deal, creating a company with an equity valuation of about $2.6 billion. Under the deal, NCI will issue 58.7 million shares, worth $1.2 billion at Tuesday’s closing price, to Ply Gem. NCI will own 53 percent of the new combined company and the rest will be held by Ply Gem shareholders. Ply Gem, which sells home exteriors like vinyl sidings and window...
Tags: Trends, M&a, Reuters, Atrium, Cary North Carolina, NCI Building Systems Inc, NCI, Wachtell Lipton Rosen Katz, James Metcalf, Debevoise Plimpton, Clayton Dubilier Rice CD R, Ply Gem Parent LLC, Ply Gem NCI, Shawn Poe, CFO Revenues, Shares of NCI


Why randomized trials for proton therapy are difficult to complete (and what we can do about it)

Commercial insurance medical policies that do not cover treatment with proton therapy can make it difficult for patients to participate in randomized clinical trials funded by the NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health, that are evaluating the therapy.
Tags: Science, National Institutes of Health, NCI


MDP-backed Ankura to buy Navigant units for $470 mln

Ankura, a Madison Dearborn Partners portfolio company, said June 25 that agreed to buy Navigant’s disputes, forensics and legal technology segment and its transaction advisory services practice for $470 million. The deal is expected to close in third quarter. Navigant said it expects to realize approximately $370 million in net cash proceeds from the transaction and will return up to $175 million to shareholders. PRESS RELEASE Navigant Announces a Definitive Agreement to Sell Its Disputes, Foren...
Tags: Trends, M&a, SEC, Jefferies LLC, TAS, NCI, Davis Polk Wardwell LLP, Madison Dearborn Partners, Navigant, MDP, Ankura, Ankura Kirkland Ellis LLP, Madison Dearborn Partners MDP, Roger Carlile, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc, Transaction Advisory Services TAS


Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.(Image credit: NCI/Science Source)
Tags: News, NCI


The force is strong within us: New study explores cell mechanics at work

An ASU research team focused on measuring the stiffness, bending, twisting and viscosity of individual cells -- focused on a breast cancer cell line -- using all of the most state-of-the art technology at their disposal. How both healthy and cancerous cells respond to this environment -- and whether there are key differences that can be identified for future diagnostic applications was of keen interest to both the NCI and the physicists taking on the NCI's challenge.
Tags: Science, Asu, NCI


NCI cancer centers issue joint statement endorsing HPV vaccination and cancer screening

Calling human papillomavirus-related cancers a significant public health problem, the directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, have issued a joint statement endorsing gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.
Tags: Health, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, NCI


NCI cancer centers come together to discuss ways to eliminate HPV Cancers

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center has joined the other 69 cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute to issue a statement urging increased vaccination for human papillomavirus.
Tags: Health, National Cancer Institute, NCI


NCI selects Arizona State University to lead new cancer research

Arizona State University has been awarded more than $8.5 million over five years from the National Cancer Institute to establish the Arizona Cancer and Evolution Center.
Tags: Health, Arizona State University, National Cancer Institute, NCI, Arizona Cancer


NCI-MATCH precision medicine clinical trial releases new findings

The released data is from three treatment arms, all single-arm phase 2 studies: the drug taselisib in patients with mutations in the PIK3CA gene (Arm I); the drug ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) in patients with HER2-overexpressing tumors (Arm Q); and the drug AZD4547 in patients with mutations in the FGFR pathway (Arm W).
Tags: Science, NCI


New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient

A novel approach to immunotherapy developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has led to the complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who was unresponsive to all other treatments. This patient received the treatment in a clinical trial led by Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Surgery Branch at NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR), and the findings were published June 4, 2018 in Nature Medicine.
Tags: Science, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Center for Cancer Research CCR, Steven A Rosenberg


NCI-MATCH precision medicine trial reaches milestone

NCI-MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice), the largest precision medicine trial of its kind, achieves a milestone with the release of results from three treatment arms of the trial at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 annual meeting. Spokespersons are available for interviews.
Tags: Science, NCI, American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO, NCI MATCH Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice


NCI study finds gut microbiome can control antitumor immune function in liver

(NIH/National Cancer Institute) Scientists have found a connection between bacteria in the gut and antitumor immune responses in the liver. Bacteria found in the gut of mice affect the liver's antitumor immune function. The findings have implications for understanding the mechanisms that lead to liver cancer and for therapeutic approaches to treat them.
Tags: NCI, NIH National Cancer Institute Scientists


Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness

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 Cancer Institute (NCI) to delve into those and other related questions.
Tags: Health, Cleveland Clinic, National Cancer Institute NCI, NCI, Mohamed Abazeed


Trump Administration Removes Breast Cancer & LGBTQ Info From Government Website

Thanks to the Trump administration, there are now significantly fewer resources about both breast cancer and LGBTQ health on womenshealth.gov, including services that are covered by the Affordable Care Act.A from the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project showed that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has removed the breast cancer website and related resources, which, according to Politico, included information about "ACA provisions that require coverage of free mammograms...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Politico, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Sunlight Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services HHS, HHS, Democratic National Committee, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Bergman, NCI, Andrew Bergman, YouLike, Elizabeth Renda


SpyCloud inks $5 mln Series A

Austin, Texas-based SpyCloud, a cybersecurity company, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The investors were Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, Texas – March 28, 2018 – SpyCloud, the leader in account takeover (ATO) prevention, announced today it has closed a $5 million Series A funding round from existing investors Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners. SpyCloud prevents ATO from being perpetrated by the most sophisticated cybercriminals. SpyClo...
Tags: Verizon, California, Ipo, Trends, Sun Microsystems, Forrester, Santa Monica, Austin Texas, March Capital Partners, ATO, Silverton Partners, NCI, VC Deals, PII, Ted Ross, Series A. Austin Texas


Applications open for the 2018 National Critics Institute

Helmed by the Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones, NCI is a two-week boot camp for early and mid-career arts writers to strengthen their skills. Apply by April 23. Scholarships available, no fee to apply.
Tags: Art, Education, Chicago Tribune, Chris Jones, NCI, National Critics Institute


Oz's biggest iron slated for 2018 replacement

NCI gets AU$70 million to replace Reijin Australia's National Computational Infrastructure is getting ready to open the wallet and buy AU$70 million worth of new iron.…
Tags: Software, NCI


5 challenges of working in a county hospital

As a trainee at a large private health system (residency) followed by a NCI-designed comprehensive cancer (fellowship) in two large metropolitan areas in the United States, I was not prepared to face the challenges of working at a university setting affiliated with a county (public) hospital in more rural west-Texas.  After one and a half years of experience as a practicing urologic oncologist, these are the five challenges I have encountered: 1. Access to the latest technology. County (public) ...
Tags: Health, Texas, Policy, United States, Surgery, NCI, Hospital-Based Medicine


New CSHL method pinpoints which prostate tumors pose fatal threat before surgery

The facts about prostate cancer can be confusing. It's the third most common cancer type among Americans - 161,000 men will be diagnosed this year, the National Cancer Institute estimates. Yet according to the NCI, 98.6% will be alive in 5 years.
Tags: Health, National Cancer Institute, NCI


Two UChicago groups join NIH biomedical data sharing program

Two University of Chicago research groups will help build the pilot phase of an ambitious new National Institutes of Health initiative to make U.S. biomedical research data and tools accessible to more scientists. The NIH Data Commons, a shared virtual space where scientists can work with the digital objects of biomedical research, will launch a four-year pilot phase, the agency announced Nov. 6. Globus, the UChicago-based non-profit research data management platform, and the Center for Data In...
Tags: National Institutes of Health, University Of Chicago, Nih, Jim, National Cancer Institute, Broad Institute, University of California Santa Cruz, Argonne National Laboratory, Globus, NCI, Ian Foster, Computation Institute, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service, NCI Genomic Data Commons, Francis S Collins, USC Information Sciences Institute


PE-backed NCI appionts Collier as EVP, CFO and treasurer

Reston, Virginia-based NCI Inc, a provider of enterprise solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies, has named James D. Collier as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Previously, Collier worked at Leidos Inc where he was senior vice president of corporate planning and analysis. NCI is backed by H.I.G. Capital LLC. PRESS RELEASE RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NCI, Inc. (“NCI”), a leading provider of advanced information...
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PE-backed NCI appoints Collier as EVP, CFO and treasurer

Reston, Virginia-based NCI Inc, a provider of enterprise solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies, has named James D. Collier as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Previously, Collier worked at Leidos Inc where he was senior vice president of corporate planning and analysis. NCI is backed by H.I.G. Capital LLC. PRESS RELEASE RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NCI, Inc. (“NCI”), a leading provider of advanced information...
Tags: Trends, It, People, Lockheed Martin, Jamie, COLLIER, Reston Virginia, RESTON, Leidos, NCI, PE, U S Federal Government, Global Solutions, Leidos Inc, NCI Inc, Capital LLC