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50 Years of Cancer: Prevention Tactics in Avoidance, Screening & Vaccination

This Healthcast podcast commemorates the National Cancer Act's 50th anniversary by highlighting the progress the National Cancer Institute has made in cancer prevention. Leaders in NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention talk... Read More

POSTED: 08/31/2021
SOURCE: GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Leaders in NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention: Dr. Philip Castle, Director and Dr. Lori Minasian, Deputy Director.

RESEARCH UPDATE: ON THE CLINICAL FRONT Mendelian Randomization of Circulating PUFAs and Colorectal Cancer Risk Prostaglandin E2 (PGE-2), a nutrition-related inflammatory metabolite known to influence colorectal... Read More

POSTED: 08/19/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

Healthy foods displayed on a table, including salmon, garlic, and walnuts.

Applying a pandemic-like response to cancer prevention

In 2020, a year of unimaginable tragedy, an estimated 375,000 people died from Covid-19 infections in the United States alone. Much of the suffering and death due to the disease was preventable in three ways: through... Read More

POSTED: 08/09/2021
SOURCE: STAT First Opinion

New Task Force Focuses on Quality of Life for AYAs with Cancer

Being a teenager or young adult is hard enough. Add a cancer diagnosis, and the challenges—which can range from severe fatigue to financial stress—are likely to multiply. Read More

POSTED: 08/04/2021
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

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Advancing Cancer Prevention: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Philip Castle

Philip Castle, Ph.D., M.P.H., joined NCI in July 2020 as director of the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). Dr. Castle previously worked at NCI in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (2002–2010), where he led... Read More

POSTED: 07/20/2021
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Cancer Prevention word cloud with the science's keywords.

One of the first-ever vaccines for the prevention of colorectal and other cancers in patients at high genetic risk for these malignancies is expected to start its early phase safety and immunogenicity trial in the first... Read More

POSTED: 07/13/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

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Could A Diabetes Diagnosis Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early?

Bob Aronson was only 54 years old and, in the words of his son Tom, “extremely healthy.” “So it was really surprising to everyone when he went in for an annual routine eye exam and his eye doctor suspected diabetes,” Tom... Read More

POSTED: 07/07/2021
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Pancreatic Cancer New Onset Diabetes

Preventing cancer today and in the future lies at the heart of the National Cancer Institute’s competitive postdoctoral fellowship program, which is accepting candidate applications for the 2022 class until August 16, 2021... Read More

POSTED: 05/25/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

Partial group photo of the 2019 CPFP fellows with the CPFP Director.

RESEARCH UPDATE: ON THE CLINICAL FRONT Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Status in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Subjects Chronic inflammation as a result of oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species production, and changes in... Read More

POSTED: 05/13/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

A group of high-risk prostate cancer subjects and age-matched healthy subjects (52-84 years old).

Why I Joined a Clinical Trial

Clinical trial participants share why they joined clinical trials of new ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment. Read More

POSTED: 05/04/2021
SOURCE: Why I Joined a Clinical Trial

Scientists have identified more than 1,000 potential new biomarkers for cancer that they hope will aid in the early detection of many of these complex diseases, including one of the most challenging, pancreatic cancer.... Read More

POSTED: 04/27/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

A 3D illustration of a human pancreatic cancer cell.

On Demand Session Type: Major Symposium  Session Title: Colorectal Cancer Interception: Immunologic and Pharmacologic Advances Companion session to Live Panel discussion Thursday, April 15 at 1:30 PM Multiantigen vaccines... Read More

POSTED: 04/23/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

AACR Annual Meeting 2021

In a new NCI-sponsored study now recruiting participants, investigators will evaluate two different screening strategies for non-cancerous pancreatic cysts to determine which works best at detecting early malignancy. Even... Read More

POSTED: 04/08/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

An MRI of a pancreas with cysts presenting.

After decades of opposition to decriminalizing cannabis products (especially marijuana), a more permissive attitude toward cannabis and its derivative products has taken hold today at the state level. At the same time,... Read More

POSTED: 03/08/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

A display of Cannabis seed, flower, and a vial containing its oil.

RESEARCH UPDATE: ON THE CLINICAL FRONT Vitamin D & Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Low circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and plasma omega-3 fatty... Read More

POSTED: 03/03/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

A 3D illustration of human kidneys.

For centuries, visionary physicians have stressed preventing disease as the best option. I frequently say that the “best” cancer is the cancer that never happens. Today, we turn our attentions to the scientists who made... Read More

POSTED: 03/01/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

50th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act - Nothing Will Stop Us

During chemotherapy for an advanced blood cancer, Stacey Blansky vaped marijuana daily for her nausea and used cannabis oil for anxiety and stress. The decision to add these complex, plant-derived substances to ease her... Read More

POSTED: 02/24/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

A display of Cannabis seed, flower, and a vial containing its oil.

Millions of older Americans take aspirin daily to reduce their risk for heart disease and colorectal cancer. But, new data suggests this protective edge for colorectal cancer comes only if they begin taking aspirin before... Read More

POSTED: 02/11/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

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Dr. Jill Biden, Ed.D., First Lady of the United States, joined NCI leaders and staff for a special virtual event marking World Cancer Day, February 4. Among the progress highlighted was the work of the NCI Community Oncology... Read More

POSTED: 02/04/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

Screen grab of the virtual meeting with the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.

NCORP PARTNRS Workshop Executive Summary is Available

The executive summary is available of an inaugural workshop to encourage and forge partnerships between oncologists, primary care providers and medical specialists to promote accrual to clinical cancer control and prevention... Read More

POSTED: 02/04/2021
SOURCE: NCI NCORP News

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An over-the-counter drug, readily available to consumers for years, may open a new option for preventing colorectal cancer in high-risk individuals. It's not the mouse that roared but the quiet mouse behind the scenes that... Read More

POSTED: 02/03/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

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Early Detection Research Network Marks 20 Years

This month, the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) marks its 20th anniversary. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) launched the network in 2000 with the goal of identifying and harnessing biomarkers as a way of... Read More

POSTED: 12/21/2020
SOURCE: AACR Cancer Research Cataylst Blog

Histological slide (H & E stain at x300) showing prostate cancer.

As this unforgettable year of 2020 comes to an end, I am reaching the milestone of my first 6 months as Director of the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). It has been a whirlwind of virtual meetings and introductions.... Read More

POSTED: 12/17/2020
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

Portrait of Philip E. Castle, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The SWOG Cancer Research Network is opening to accrual the MiCHOICE Trial to study the use of decision support tools by women with high-risk breast conditions and their healthcare providers to choose among chemoprevention... Read More

POSTED: 12/08/2020
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

Portraits of Principal investigators Katherine D. Crew, M.D., M.S., (left) and Rita Kukafka, Dr.P.H., M.A. (right)

If you were concerned that you might be at increased risk for a specific kind of cancer, what would you do to confirm that risk, and what would you be willing to do to reduce that risk? The answer is likely to be, "it... Read More

POSTED: 11/19/2020
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

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