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Wednesday 18th September 2019

Study quantifies impact of NCI-sponsored trials on clinical cancer care

Nearly half of phase 3 cancer clinical trials carried out by the NCI-sponsored SWOG Cancer Research Network were associated with clinical care guidelines or new drug approvals, a study in JAMA Network Open shows.

Monday 1st July 2019

NCI study finds long-term increased risk of cancer death following common treatment for hyperthyroidism

Findings from a new NCI study of patients who received radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for hyperthyroidism show an association between the dose of treatment and long-term risk of death from solid cancers, including breast cancer.

Thursday 30th May 2019

Annual Report to the Nation: Overall cancer mortality continues to decline; Special section on adults ages 20 to 49 shows higher cancer incidence and mortality for women than men

The 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 special section reports on recent cancer trends in younger adults.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Study shows incidence rates of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer rising

An NCI-led study shows rates for aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer rose rapidly among women ages 30 to 79 from 2000–2015. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also reveal racial disparities in incidence and survival rates.

Friday 26th April 2019

Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes

A fact sheet about genetic testing for inherited cancer risk, including who should consider testing, how to understand test results, and who has access to a person’s test results. Also contains information about at-home, or direct-to-consumer, genetic tests.

Monday 1st April 2019

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

A fact sheet that describes hormone therapy and its role in treating prostate cancer. Includes information about the different types of hormone therapy, how they are used, and possible side effects.

Thursday 28th March 2019

Harnessing T-cell “stemness” could enhance cancer immunotherapy

A new study provides insight into how cancer immunotherapy works and suggests ways to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness. The NCI-led study, published in Science, examined the effect of high potassium levels on T cells.

Friday 1st March 2019

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.

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.

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.

HPV and Pap Testing

A fact sheet that describes cervical cancer screening, which includes the Pap test and HPV testing. The fact sheet includes information about cervical cancer screening guidelines.

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Szent-Györgyi Prize to honor NCI’s Steven A. Rosenberg

The 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research will be awarded to NCI’s Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., for his pioneering role in the development of immunotherapy.

Monday 14th January 2019

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet that outlines the available evidence regarding use of cellular/mobile telephones and cancer risk.

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.


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