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23:08 EST 18th February 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Showing News Articles 1–25 of 45 from National Cancer Institute

Thursday 15th February 2018

Szent-Györgyi Prize to honor NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute will receive the 2018 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for the development of HPV vaccines.

Monday 5th February 2018

BRCA Mutations: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

A fact sheet about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, how BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations (changes) affect a person's risk of cancer, genetic testing for cancer risk, interpreting test results, and the benefits and risks of genetic testing.

Friday 12th January 2018

Palliative Care in Cancer

A fact sheet that describes the role of palliative care, which is comfort care given to a patient who has a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer, from the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of illness.

Thursday 21st December 2017

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting

A fact sheet that lists some of the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke and describes the health problems caused by cigarette smoking and the benefits of quitting.

Wednesday 11th October 2017

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: Be Your Own Advocate and Understand Screening

This article addresses prostate cancer screening and the research around its potential benefits and harms.

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Clinical Trials Awareness - Hispanic

ThIS article explain to Hispanic audiences that clinical trials are a critical tool that researchers use to test whether new methods are better and safer than existing methods. Without clinical trials, many of the recent advances in cancer would not have been possible. The article also points to two valuable web resources: Learn About Clinical Trials from the National Cancer Institute and NIH Clin...

LGBT Community: Cancer and Smoking

Information on smoking and cancer in the LGBT community and where to get help with quitting.

Hispanics - Diversifying the Ranks of Cancer Researchers To Help Reduce Cancer Disparities

This article talks about efforts to diversify the cancer research enterprise. As the research community invests more resources into investigating cancer and other health disparities, improving diversity in the research ranks is critical. Underrepresented researchers bring more to the table than education and training credentials.

African Americans - Diversifying the Ranks of Cancer Researchers To Help Reduce Cancer Disparities

This article talks about efforts to diversify the cancer research enterprise. As the research community invests more resources into investigating cancer and other health disparities, improving diversity in the research ranks is critical. Underrepresented researchers bring more to the table than education and training credentials.

In the Spotlight - Dr. Tanya Agurs-Collins

Meet Dr. Tanya Agurs-Collins, a program director and nutritionist at the NCI, whose grandmother influenced her interest in nutrition and healthy eating.

Hispanics and Pancreatic Cancer: Things to Know

One of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among Hispanics in the United States is a rare but often fatal disease known as pancreatic cancer. This cancer, which is often detected only after it has spread beyond the pancreas, strikes people of all races and ethnicities.

African Americans and Pancreatic Cancer: Things to Know

When NFL Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, it was the first time that many Americans had heard of the disease. Like many patients with this deadly cancer, the 63-year-old Upshaw died a short period after his diagnosis. Upshaw’s death shone a spotlight on a disease that, although rare, disproportionately affects African Americans.

Lung Cancer Awareness

These articles are a Q&A interview with Dr. Christopher Lathan M.D., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Lathan treats patients with lung disease.

Wednesday 4th October 2017

HIV Infection and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet that describes the increased risk of certain types of cancer by people infected with HIV. These cancers include Kaposi sarcoma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the anus, cervix, liver, and lung. Also describes what people with HIV infection can do to lower their risk of cancer or find cancer early.

Monday 25th September 2017

NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers

TMIST, the first randomized trial comparing two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is enrolling participants. Developed by ECOG-ACRIN and NCI, the trial is comparing 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers.

Tuesday 5th September 2017

NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller to receive 2017 Lasker Award

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of HPV vaccines.

Thursday 31st August 2017

Cancer in Children and Adolescents

A fact sheet about statistics, types, causes, and treatment of childhood cancers in the United States.

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

NCI study shows feasibility of cancer screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome

A new NCI study demonstrates the feasibility of a comprehensive screening protocol for patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that leads to a higher risk of developing certain cancers.

Wednesday 14th June 2017

TCGA study of liver cancer reveals potential targets for therapy

Only two drugs are FDA-approved for liver cancer. This study of hepatocellular carcinoma found genetic alterations in tumors—including mutations in tumor-suppressing genes and high expression of immune checkpoint genes—that could be targets for drugs that already exist.

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information.

Thursday 8th June 2017

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

A fact sheet that describes the PSA screening test for prostate cancer and explains the benefits and limitations of the test.

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Study estimates number of U.S. women living with metastatic breast cancer

A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing. This is likely due to the aging of the U.S. population and improvements in treatment.

Thursday 30th March 2017

Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer death rates continue to decline

According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014, overall cancer death rates continue to decrease in men, women, and children for all major racial and ethnic groups. But more work remains for some cancers.

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

A fact sheet that describes hormone therapy (including antiestrogens, LH-RH agonists, aromatase inhibitors, and SERMs) and its role in preventing and treating breast cancer. Includes information about possible side effects.

Sunday 26th February 2017

NCI launches study of African-American cancer survivors

The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will look at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors.


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