On May 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute is holding a Facebook Live event discussing the current state of research and treatment for advanced stage melanoma. The subject matter experts are Dr. Stephanie Goff of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Jason Luke of the University of Chicago. The event is moderated by Jamie Troil-Goldfarb, a clinical trial participant, and...
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The skin shields the body against heat, injury, and infection. When skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight, it becomes susceptible to skin cancer—the most common type of cancer in the United States. Some tips on sun safety: [ Smokefree.gov Link ]
The skin shields the body against heat injury and infection When skin
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Please join us for a Facebook Live event about #melanoma on Thursday May 25 at noon ET. Details: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #MelanomaAwarenessMonth
Please join us for a Facebook Live event about melanoma on Thursday
Julie Plunkett Hendry
A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer, the most severe form of the disease, is growing: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
A new study shows that the number of women in the United
"In May 2015, I met four friends in a bar near Washington, D.C., to talk about not dying of cancer," writes Janet Freeman-Daily in a post about a remarkable partnership between researchers and patients with a disease known as ROS1-positive (ROS1+) cancer: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
In May 2015 I met four friends in a bar near Washington
Patients with cancer, even those who are undergoing difficult treatments, are willing to devote time to completing thorough assessments of the side effects they encounter in clinical trials, a new study finds: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Patients with cancer even those who are undergoing difficult treatments are willing
With this Titan Krios microscope, NCI's National Cryo-EM Facility gives researchers access to the latest #cryoEM technology for high-resolution imaging: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #cryoEM
With this Titan Krios microscope NCIs National CryoEM Facility gives researchers access
The ALCHEMIST precision medicine clinical trials for patients with non-small cell lung cancer includes an immunotherapy trial. This trial is for patients whose tumors do not have alterations in the ALK or EGFR genes: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #lungcancer
The ALCHEMIST precision medicine clinical trials for patients with nonsmall cell lung
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What can a mammogram show? Mammograms can show lumps, calcifications, and other changes in your breast. However, mammography does not detect all breast cancers, and many of the changes it finds are not cancer, as we explain: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
What can a mammogram show Mammograms can show lumps calcifications and other
Please join us for a Facebook Live event about #melanoma on May 25 at noon ET. Details: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #MelanomaAwarenessMonth
Please join us for a Facebook Live event about melanoma on May
Researchers have identified potential drug targets for a rare and aggressive childhood cancer known as alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. NCI's Center for Cancer Research explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #CCR #cancerresearch #childhoodcancer
Researchers have identified potential drug targets for a rare and aggressive childhood
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Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Patients with NF1 have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), and NCI is testing a new therapy for children and adults with this disease: [ Bit.ly Link ] #CCR #clinicaltrials #cancerresearch #EndNF
Neurofibromatosis 1 NF1 is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form
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Jeannette Sykes
The FDA has approved three immunotherapy drugs—avelumab, atezolizumab, and durvalumab—for patients with bladder cancer. All three drugs belong to a class of cancer therapies known as checkpoint inhibitors: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
The FDA has approved three immunotherapy drugsavelumab atezolizumab and durvalum
Providing counseling to women who have survived breast cancer about their survivorship care plans may help their doctors provide better care, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Providing counseling to women who have survived breast cancer about their survivorship
It's National #WomensHealthWeek. Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than a quarter of a million women in America. Here's some information from the CDC about how you can lower your risk of cancer: [ Cdc.gov Link ]
Its National WomensHealthWeek Every year cancer claims the lives of more than
Most of the viruses that are linked to an increased risk of cancer can be passed from one person to another through blood and/or other body fluids. You can lower your risk of infection by getting vaccinated, not having unprotected sex, and not sharing needles: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Most of the viruses that are linked to an increased risk of
What does melanoma look like? Often the first sign of this skin cancer is a change in the shape, color, size, or feel of an existing mole. More photos here: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
What does melanoma look like Often the first sign of this skin
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Happy #NationalNursesWeek! We would like to thank research nurses, who provide care for patients while supporting clinical research. Here are Laura Parsons-Wandell (left), Michael Emanuel, and Jennifer Sadler of NCI's Center for Cancer Research. #CCR
Happy NationalNursesWeek We would like to thank research nurses who provide care