NCI Acting Director Dr. Doug Lowy is at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital today and will be discussing the importance of cancer research with Dr. James Downing at 10 a.m. CDT.
Which cancers are caused by infection with human papillomavirus, or HPV? The virus can cause various types of cancer, including oropharyngeal. Here's a list: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Dr. Austin Duffy of NCI's Center for Cancer Research is leading a clinical trial evaluating the addition of immunotherapy to standard treatment for patients whose colorectal cancer has spread to other sites in the body. Here are the details: [ Cancer.gov Link ] #CCR
Using a new tool for editing genomes, known as CRISPR, researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have genetically engineered immune cells and improved the ability of these cells to kill cancer cells in mice: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
Cancer screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Not all screening tests are helpful and most have risks. It's important to know a test's risks and if the test has been proven to decrease the chance of dying from cancer. Our summary on screening: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for the drug lenalidomide (Revlimid®) in treating patients with multiple myeloma. [ Cancer.gov Link ] #NCICancerCurrentsblog
Once cancer spreads, it can be hard to control. Although some types of metastatic cancer can be cured with current treatments, most cannot. Even so, there are treatments for all patients with metastatic cancer: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
It's Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. African Americans have an increased risk of developing this disease, as this overview explains: [ Go.usa.gov Link ] Image: myeloma tumor cells (in green)
It's still Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Expert medical groups strongly recommend screening for colorectal cancer. Here are our descriptions of the screening tests used for this disease: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
A new study suggests that blood platelets engineered to deliver an immunotherapy drug may effectively eliminate cancer cells missed by surgery and prevent them from forming new tumors: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
What's the best method of screening for breast cancer? Regular high-quality screening mammograms and clinical breast exams are the most sensitive ways to screen for breast cancer, as our updated fact sheet explains: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
NCI in the News: Dr. Steven Rosenberg of NCI's Center for Cancer Research appeared today on the CBS News program Sunday Morning. “Once we knew [immunotherapy] could work, we’ve been working around the clock,” Dr. Rosenberg told an interviewer. You can watch the segment or read an accompanying story here: [ Cbsnews.com Link ] #CCR
Aspirin may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, and researchers are asking whether the 100-year-old drug can also help prevent other types of cancer: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
There is consistent evidence that higher amounts of body fat are associated with increased risks of a number of cancers, including endometrial cancer. Our fact sheet on obesity and cancer: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are sharing this video by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) featuring Dr. Lauren Wood of NCI's Center for Cancer Research. Dr. Wood is responsible for the bench-to-bedside clinical translation and implementation of first-in-human studies investigating novel vaccine platforms and immune-based therapies for both cancer and HIV infection. [...
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What is Conditional Reprogramming? It's a new way to rapidly establish cell cultures of normal and tumor cells from patient samples, explains Dr. Richard Schlegel of Georgetown University in this Q&A: [ Cancer.gov Link ]
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Researchers have developed a potential therapy that may kill both cancer cells and immune cells that can suppress the anti-cancer immune response: [ Cancer.gov Link ]