Cancer Prevention Science is Key to Making Progress Against CancerOctober 31, 2019 | By DCP Staff
Cancer Prevention Science editors spoke with Deborah Winn, Ph.D., acting director of the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention, about cancer prevention and early detection research in the division and beyond.
Why is cancer prevention research important?
One important way to make sustained progress against cancer deaths is to prevent people from developing cancer in the first place. In 2019, there will be about 1.76 million people diagnosed with cancer in the United States. By 2025, the estimate is that there will be 2.1 million people who get cancer...
TMIST Ramps Up to Illuminate Breast Cancer ScreeningOctober 16, 2019 | By DCP Staff
TMIST (Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial), the large NCI screening study to learn about the best ways to find breast cancer in women who have no symptoms, is ramping up with 16,505 participants enrolled to date at 84 certified mammography clinics in the United States, Canada and Argentina.
The number of women and sites participating is likely to increase rapidly in the months ahead. Etta Pisano, M.D., chief research officer at the American College of Radiology, and the principal investigator of TMIST, heads the efforts to get clinics involved. “We have 15 approved...