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07:56 EST 22nd January 2019 | BioPortfolio

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Showing News Articles 1–25 of 48 from National Cancer Institute

Wednesday 9th January 2019

BRCA Exchange aggregates data on thousands of BRCA variants to inform understanding of cancer risk

The BRCA Exchange, a global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1/BRCA2 genes, is available to the public through a website and new smartphone app.

Monday 7th January 2019

Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer

A fact sheet about research on electric and magnetic fields and studies examining their potential connection with cancer.

Thursday 20th December 2018

Study finds elevated risk of certain rare blood cancers after chemotherapy for most solid tumors

In a new study, NIH investigators found that patients treated with chemotherapy for most solid tumors had an increased risk of tMDS/AML, a rare but often fatal blood cancer. The study, which used population-based data, was published in JAMA Oncology.

Monday 10th December 2018

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer

A fact sheet that summarizes the studies on the health effects of exposure to environmental (secondhand) tobacco smoke.

Thursday 6th December 2018

Primary Bone Cancer

A fact sheet about the diagnosis and treatment of cancers that develop in the bones.

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Ibrutinib plus rituximab superior to standard treatment for some patients with chronic leukemia

A clinical trial showed that ibrutinib plus rituximab is superior to standard treatment for patients age 70 and younger with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Findings were announced at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting.

Monday 17th September 2018

Alcohol and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet that summarizes the evidence linking alcohol consumption to the risk of various cancers. Includes information about factors that affect the risk of alcohol-associated cancers, such as a person’s genes and tobacco use.

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Cancer Clusters

A fact sheet that describes what constitutes a cancer cluster, the process for reporting and investigating suspected clusters, and the challenges in investigating suspected clusters.

Monday 27th August 2018

Statement from NCI Director Dr. Norman E. Sharpless on the Death of Senator John McCain

Senator John McCain, a long-time supporter of cancer research, passed away on August 25.

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Cetuximab with radiation found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

Results from a randomized clinical trial show patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer treated with radiation and cetuximab had inferior survival compared to the current standard treatment with radiation and cisplatin. The trial’s goal was to find a less toxic treatment approach without compromising survival.

Tuesday 17th July 2018

NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

RESPOND is the largest coordinated study on biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men. The study is an effort to learn why these men disproportionally experience aggressive disease.

Tuesday 10th July 2018

NCI and VA collaborate to boost veterans’ access to cancer clinical trials

NCI and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are launching the NAVIGATE program at 12 VA facilities across the country to make it easier for veterans to participate in NCI-sponsored clinical trials.

Tuesday 19th June 2018

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.

Monday 18th June 2018

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.

Monday 4th June 2018

New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient unresponsive to other treatments

A novel approach to immunotherapy developed by NCI researchers has led to the complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who was unresponsive to all other treatments. The findings were published in Nature Medicine.

Sunday 3rd June 2018

TAILORx trial finds most women with early breast cancer do not benefit from chemotherapy

Findings from the TAILORx clinical trial show chemotherapy does not benefit most women with early breast cancer. The new data, released at the 2018 ASCO annual meeting, will help inform treatment decisions for many women with early-stage breast cancer.

Friday 25th May 2018

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

A fact sheet about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for the prevention of infection with certain types of HPV, which is the major cause of cervical cancer.

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Annual Report to the Nation: overall cancer mortality continues to decline, prostate cancer mortality has stabilized

The 2018 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds overall cancer death rates continue to decline and cancer incidence dropped in men and remained stable in women. A companion study reports on recent changes in prostate cancer trends.


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