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Questions at the heart of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) were highlighted in recent media coverage. The large NCI-funded trial administered by NCORP research base ECOG-ACRIN, is comparing... Read More

POSTED: 12/07/2017

An Asian female technician positions an African-American woman at an imaging machine to receive a mammogram.

In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early stage breast... Read More

POSTED: 12/07/2017

Experimental Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

In mouse studies, an experimental vaccine strategy has shown promise for preventing ovarian cancer. The vaccine targets a protein that is present at elevated levels in approximately 90% of human ovarian epithelial cancers,... Read More

POSTED: 11/17/2017

An experimental vaccine against ovarian cancer targets a "retired" protein that is found at elevated levels in many ovarian cancers.

Liquid Biopsy: Using DNA in Blood to Detect, Track, and Treat Cancer

When a patient has a suspicious lump or symptoms, one of the first things a doctor may do is perform a tissue biopsy—a procedure to collect cells for closer examination. Examining the appearance of the cells under the... Read More

POSTED: 11/08/2017

A laboratory technician's gloved hand lifts a test tube sample with blood inside.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking the research community’s input through a Request for Information (RFI) about areas of scientific opportunity that would benefit from the unique research resources of the... Read More

POSTED: 11/06/2017

Aerial view of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (Building 10) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made remarks on the Senate on October 31 thanking and praising all of the professionals and administrators at NCI, for both treating his brain cancer and for supporting cancer research around the... Read More

POSTED: 11/02/2017

Dear Colleague, The fall issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases the effect of green tea supplements on liver enzyme elevations, how the combination of cisplatin and sulforaphane may be useful in epidermal squamous cell... Read More

POSTED: 10/31/2017

TMIST Trial Aims to Provide Clarity on Breast Cancer Screening Approaches

A large nationwide clinical trial has been launched to try to answer some important questions about the technologies used to screen for breast cancer. Known as the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, or TMIST... Read More

POSTED: 10/30/2017

Breast nodules detected during screening by standard 2D digital mammogram (left) and tomosynthesis (right).

There are 3 new funding opportunity announcements about the Pre-Cancer Atlas associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that are intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of the FOAs is to... Read More

POSTED: 10/23/2017

Infographic of the Pre-Cancer Atlas

The third year of NCI’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) was a charm as the community sites and research bases ramped up activities across the board, NCORP Director Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, told the network’... Read More

POSTED: 09/15/2017

NCORP Director Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD presents the 2017 Harry Hynes Award to Patrick J. Flynn, MD, of the Metro-Minnesota NCORP.

Heart Attack, Stroke Risk May Be Elevated Following Cancer Diagnosis

A diagnosis of cancer can come with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke in the months following the diagnosis, findings from a new study suggest. Within 6 months of a cancer diagnosis, in fact, the risk of having... Read More

POSTED: 08/25/2017

 4.7% of study participants with cancer had a heart attack or stroke within 6 months of diagnosis; 2.2% of participants without cancer had a heart attack or stroke within the same 6-month period.

Volume 8, Issue 3 Dear Colleague, The summer issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases insulin-like growth factor and vitamin D in prostate cancer risk, bile acid and FXR inactivation and gender dissimilarity, and CerS6, a... Read More

POSTED: 08/09/2017

NCI Joins Leading Groups on Disparities Statement

NCI joined other leading cancer groups in releasing a statement July 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology to guide cancer health disparities research. Cancer health disparities are adverse differences in incidence,... Read More

POSTED: 07/24/2017

An image containing the logos of the National Cancer Institute, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and American Cancer Society

Biomarker Test Could Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies to Detect Prostate Cancer

Testing for two biomarkers in urine may help some men avoid having to undergo an unnecessary biopsy to detect a suspected prostate cancer, findings from a new study show. Read More

POSTED: 06/09/2017

An image of a urine specimen in a collection tube.  Photo credit: iStockPhoto

As the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) celebrates its 30th anniversary, the successful cycle continues with the call for applications for the next class of fellows, who would start in 2018. The current... Read More

POSTED: 05/23/2017

Volume 8, Issue 2 Dear Colleague, The spring issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases the calcium/magnesium intake ratio in colorectal adenoma, the role of PPARγ in metabolism and reproduction, and the effects of time-... Read More

POSTED: 05/10/2017

The Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group (BGCRG), Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for an experienced Medical Officer. BGCRG focuses on fostering the development... Read More

POSTED: 04/12/2017

Volume 8, Issue 1 Dear Colleague, The winter issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases gut permeability and calcium supplementation, potential chemopreventive effects of dietary DHM for lung tumorigenesis, and the role of... Read More

POSTED: 02/02/2017

Less-Frequent Zoledronic Acid Treatment Effective at Preventing Bone Metastasis Complications

In a clinical trial involving patients with metastatic cancer, administration of zoledronic acid every 12 weeks was as effective at preventing skeletal-related events caused by bone metastases as administration every 4 weeks... Read More

POSTED: 01/30/2017

The third annual Data Science Bowl opened on January 12, 2017 with the goal of improving the detection accuracy of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening using data curated by NCI’s Division of Cancer... Read More

POSTED: 01/13/2017

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For Some Breast Cancer Survivors, Drug May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain

A drug most commonly used to treat depression may also reduce joint pain in some women being treated for early-stage breast cancer, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial. Read More

POSTED: 01/04/2017

In late 2015, the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention convened cancer prevention research experts and stakeholders to discuss the current state of cancer prevention research, identify key prevention research priorities for... Read More

POSTED: 12/13/2016

An illustration depicting three broad phases of tumor development along with driver gene mutations and their pathways, from breakthrough, to expansive, and invasive phases.

Aspirin to Reduce Cancer Risk

In the United States, tens of millions of adults take aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. But studies over the last two decades have suggested that regular use of aspirin may have another important... Read More

POSTED: 12/13/2016

Pile of pills aspirin

The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) achieved numerous successes through research and collaborations in its second year, NCORP director Worta McCaskill-Stevens told the group’s annual meeting October 17-18,... Read More

POSTED: 11/07/2016

Thumbnail still of the NCORP video.

Volume 7, Issue 4 Dear Colleague, In the fall issue of Nutrition Frontiers, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month by showcasing breast cancer research, including how DNA methylation influences the obesity-mortality... Read More

POSTED: 10/27/2016