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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

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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

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

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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.

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

TMIST Site Recruitment Begins

ECOG-ACRIN begins site recruitment for TMIST breast imaging trial The Tomosynthesis Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the first large-scale breast cancer screening trial in nearly 25 years, is approved for... Read More

POSTED: 10/25/2016

Study Confirms Benefits of Early Palliative Care for Advanced Cancer

Patients who received palliative care along with standard treatment for advanced cancer reported having a better quality of life and mood than patients who did not receive early palliative care, according to the results of a... Read More

POSTED: 10/05/2016

Many Cancer Caregivers Report Feeling Unprepared for Caregiving Challenges

Many family members who care for loved ones with cancer do not feel adequately prepared for the caregiving tasks they assume and need help to make informed decisions about end-of-life care, according to a new study. Read More

POSTED: 09/27/2016

Olanzapine Helps Prevent Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Chemotherapy

A drug currently used to treat several psychiatric conditions can help prevent nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy, according to results from a large NCI-funded phase III clinical trial. Read More

POSTED: 07/21/2016

The NCI has awarded 18 grants to continue the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), a national infrastructure that supports the integrated development, validation, and clinical application of biomarkers for the early... Read More

POSTED: 07/18/2016

The Early Detection Research Network has helped 6 cancer diagnostic tests achive FDA approval.

Volume 7, Issue 3 The summer issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases the combined effects of ursolic acid and resveratrol for skin cancer, the potential chemopreventive effects of the dietary supplement 4-MU, and a method to... Read More

POSTED: 07/14/2016

The Interactive Diet and Activity Tracking in AARP (IDATA) Study is a methodologic study of device-based, internet-based, and conventional self-report instruments for assessing physical activity and diet in epidemiologic... Read More

POSTED: 06/20/2016


The application period for investigators interested in obtaining biospecimens and data from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial re-opened June 1. A separate application for obtaining... Read More

POSTED: 06/02/2016

Screen grab of the new PLCO Website.

Launch of The National MDS Study

The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes Natural History Study (The National MDS Study) is underway, the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group and its collaborators announced today. Read More

POSTED: 05/25/2016

Online Tool Helps Users Distinguish Moles from Melanoma

As Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month comes to a close and summer begins, NCI has launched a new online tool called Moles to Melanoma: Recognizing the ABCDE Features. Read More

POSTED: 05/23/2016

Image of a computer screen dispalying the NCI meanoma tool.