Big Ten study tests pembrolizumab and goserelin in advanced AR+ salivary gland cancer

A Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium phase II study for adults with advanced androgen receptor-positive (AR+) salivary gland cancer will test combining the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab and the androgen deprivation therapy goserelin. This study is open for accrual at the University of Illinois Cancer Center, along with other Big Ten institutions. Researchers hope to learn whether this combination is better, the same, or worse than the usual approach to treating this type of…

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Cancer Center at Illinois hosting Big Ten CRC Grand Rounds

The Cancer Center at Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is hosting October’s Big Ten CRC Grand Rounds on Thursday, Oct. 15, beginning at noon Central Time via Zoom. Presenters include: Rohit Bhargava, PhD, Founder Professor in Bioengineering, Director, Cancer Center at Illinois, will discuss “Chemical Imaging for Cancer Pathology.” Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, PhD, Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, will present “Modulation of Cancer Metabolism by Metastatic Tissue Microenvironment and Drugs…

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MSU’s Breslin Cancer Center hosting Big Ten CRC Grand Rounds

“Deciphering Metabolic Reprogamming in Metastasis” is the topic of September’s Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium’s Grand Rounds. The Zoom event, hosted by Michigan State University Breslin Cancer Center, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. Presenters will be Sophia Lunt, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in Michigan State’s department of chemical engineering and materials science, and Daniel Isaac, DO, MS, assistant professor of medicine, division of hematology/oncology,…

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Catching up on Big Ten CRC’s Grand Rounds

Did you miss the most recent live presentation of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium’s Grand Rounds? Fear not, you can still watch it here: https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Watch+the+August+13%252C++2020+Grand+Rounds+hosted+by+the+IU+Simon+Comprehensive+Cancer+Center/1_9akt9ejd?utm_source=Big+Ten+CRC+Grand+Rounds:+August+2020+Video&utm_campaign=grandrounds-aug2020&utm_medium=email Indiana University’s Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the event, titled “Basic and Clinical Aspects of Cancer Cachexia.” IU’s Anita Turk, MD, and Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD, discussed the clinical implications and treatment of cancer cachexia, and reviewed the underlying biology and pre-clinical advances to…

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