In this update on the Cancer Moonshot, NCI Acting Director Dr. Doug Lowy writes that the project is moving forward and bringing funding opportunities for researchers: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #CancerMoonshot
Today is the Great American Spit Out. We have tools and tips to help you quit dip or chew and stay tobacco-free: [ Smokefree.gov Link ] #SpitOut
Most cancer deaths are caused by cancer that has spread, or metastasized, as this video explains. For more please see our fact sheet: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
A woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a harmful mutation in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2, as our fact sheet explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Any man considering a PSA test for prostate cancer should first be informed about the potential harms and benefits of the test. Our fact sheet explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
In recent years, the rapidly advancing field of cancer immunology has produced several new methods of treating cancer. Known as immunotherapies, these treatments increase the strength of the body's immune response against tumors: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #cancertreatment
Surgery is a common treatment for localized prostate cancer, but the disease recurs in more than 30% of men who have surgery. A new study suggests that adding androgen deprivation therapy to radiation therapy can improve survival for some men with recurrent prostate cancer: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #CCR
How is cancer diagnosed? If you have a symptom or a screening test result that suggests cancer, the doctor must find out whether it is due to cancer or some other cause. Our summary explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #cancerdiagnosis
Music can get you moving, lift your mood, and even help you recall a memory, but can it improve your health? Through a new partnership, the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will expand on an initiative that NIH has had with the National Symphony Or...

Sound Health: An NIH-Kennedy Center Partnership

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Esophageal cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage because there are no early signs or symptoms. Smoking and heavy alcohol use are risk factors for some forms of the disease, as this overview explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Here is NCI's page on building a diverse workforce and opportunities at the National Institutes of Health: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #womeninscience #WomenInSTEM #WomenScienceDay
Extremely high-resolution imaging from the lab of NCI's Roberto Weigert.

Cool Videos: Looking Inside Living Cells

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Some patients are diagnosed with cancer without ever knowing where the disease began in the body. This may happen if a primary tumor is too small to find or if the body’s immune system has already destroyed it, among other reasons: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #cancerdiagnosis
February is #NationalCancerPreventionMonth. Vaccines can prevent infections with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) that cause 70 percent of cervical cancers and an even higher percentage of some of the other HPV-associated cancers: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
How are cancers of the head and neck diagnosed and treated? Through a variety of approaches, as we explain: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #cancerdiagnosis #cancertreatment
A targeted drug that’s linked to a radioactive isotope may soon be a new treatment option for some patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), according to the results of a clinical trial: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
While it is usually not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer and another doesn’t, research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. Here's information about common risk factors: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #NationalCancerPreventionMonth
February Fourth is World Cancer Day. NCI's Center for Global Health supports cancer research and cancer research networks around the world, as this overview explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
In honor of #WorldCancerDay on February 4th, we are sharing a link to "What Is Cancer?" -- one of our most popular resources on the basics of cancer: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
A new report describe shifts in the types of tobacco products purchased in the United States. “This report highlights the importance of continuing to monitor and reduce all forms of smoked and smokeless tobacco use in the U.S.,” said the study’s first author, Teresa Wang, Ph.D. [ Cancer.gov Link ]