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NCI-designated Cancer Centers: dedicated to research by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Page Not Found You have entered an invalid URL or followed a link to a page that no longer exists. Please check your spelling or return to ... Read on »
Funding Available to Support Collaborations between U.S. and Chinese Scientists by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer NIH and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) recently published corresponding funding announcements to encourage and support research cooperation between ... Read on »
Free Workshop for Cancer Survivors: Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The tenth annual Cancer Survivorship Series, "Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer," will hold the last of four workshops this year on July 17, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET. Read on »
NCI Mobile Website Rated among Top 10 Federal Apps by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Government Computer News (GCN) has rated NCI's mobile site among the top 10 federal mobile apps, with a perfect score in two out of three areas rated. Read on »
FDA Approves Test to Aid Post-PSA Biopsy Decisions by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a test to help men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test scores decide whether to have a biopsy to test for ... Read on »
A Meeting of Minds: Young Oncologists Make the Most of the ASCO Annual Meeting by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Much of the cutting-edge research discussed each year at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting is presented by researchers just launching their car ... Read on »
MRI-Guided Focal Laser Therapy for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The name of the featured clinical trial is MRI-Guided Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer (NCI-11-C-0158). Read on »
To Eat or Not to Eat: With Cancer Therapies, That Is the Question by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When we are healthy, we tend to eat what we want, when we want, and without much thought about how our bodies process food and anything else we ingest. But what we eat and w ... Read on »
Cancer Survivorship Research: Translating Science to Care by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As more than 500 researchers, patient advocates, cancer care specialists, public health officials, and others gathered outside Washington, DC, on June 14–16 for the Sixth Bi ... Read on »
Also in the Journals: Cells Most Vulnerable to HPV Identified by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Researchers have identified a distinct population of cervical cells that are targeted by cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a study published J ... Read on »
Experimental Drug Based on Plant Toxin Targets and Kills Tumor Cells by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Researchers have engineered a drug that can deliver a potent cell-killing toxin to tumors while largely sparing normal tissues. Read on »
Skin Cancers Traced to Previously Unknown Effect of UV Radiation by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The harmful effects of the sun on the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) are well documented. But ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun also may alter cells in the underl ... Read on »
Test May Reduce the Need for Surgery to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A new test may spare some patients with suspicious thyroid nodules from diagnostic surgery. Researchers analyzed thyroid nodule samples collected via fine-needle aspiration ... Read on »
Some Children with Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Need Radiation Therapy by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Children with Hodgkin lymphoma who have favorable clinical features and who respond early to chemotherapy may not need treatment with radiation. The finding, reported in the ... Read on »
World Health Organization Classifies Diesel Exhaust a Human Carcinogen by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On June 12, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (a grou ... Read on »
Trastuzumab for Women with HER2-Low Breast Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The name of the featured clinical trial is Phase III Randomized Study of Adjuvant Chemotherapy with versus without Trastuzumab in Women with Node-Positive or High-Risk Node- ... Read on »
Testing Combination Therapy Could Reveal Clues to Biology of Pancreatic Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A small number of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer have responded to an experimental treatment regimen in which a targeted drug is given alone and then in combinatio ... Read on »
So Others May Benefit: Young Cancer Patients and Survivors Take Part in Oncofertility Research by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Young cancer patients are often left partially or completely infertile by the treatments that save their lives. The relatively new field of oncofertility—a discipline that s ... Read on »
Pre-Existing Mutations May Explain Development of Resistance to Targeted Cancer Drugs by Cancer.gov Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Most patients with advanced colorectal cancer treated with the drug panitumumab (Vectibix) develop resistance to the treatment, and a new study suggests why. Even before pat ... Read on »