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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

Pile of pills aspirin

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

A meeting of 4 medical professional around a table.

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.

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

A bottle of Naproxen placed atop a table with some tablets displayed.

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

An image of a physician typing on a laptop.

In a commentary written by several of its clinical scientific leaders, changes were proposed to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trials program to improve clinical trial availability, effectiveness, and diversity... Read More

POSTED: 11/16/2020
SOURCE: DCP News

RESEARCH UPDATE: ON THE CLINICAL FRONT A Metaproteomic Approach to Assessing Gut Microbial Protein Expression in Dietary Patterns Announcements The Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training... Read More

POSTED: 10/29/2020
SOURCE: DCP News

An image of healthy foods, including vegetables, nuts, and eggs.

Projects Making Progress in Breast Cancer Detection and Prevention, By: Philip E. Castle

In the month of October, breast cancer awareness is the health message that looms large. Yet, researchers across the National Cancer Institute and across the world are focused on breast cancer all the time. In the United... Read More

POSTED: 10/19/2020
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

A side-by-side of two normal mammograms showing the difference between a dense breast (left) and a fatty breast (right).

NCI Cancer Moonshot℠ Biobank Launches Exclusively through 20 NCORP Sites

NCI has launched the Cancer Moonshot℠ Biobank to procure and distribute longitudinal patient biospecimens for cancer research exclusively through 20 community research sites in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (... Read More

POSTED: 10/19/2020
SOURCE: NCI DCTD News

Photo of a cancer patient.

The National Cancer Institute was directed by Congress "to develop, validate, improve, and implement serological testing and associated technologies" to characterize the immune responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 viral... Read More

POSTED: 10/08/2020
SOURCE: DCP News

NCORP Annual Meeting Focuses on Clinical Trials, COVID-19 and Telemedicine

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer research and clinical trials, and the growing use of telemedicine garnered much of the focus during Part 1 of the annual meeting of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (... Read More

POSTED: 09/29/2020
SOURCE: NCI NCORP News

Screen grab of the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting for NCORP Grantees.

Research to uncover how and why benign gynecologic conditions like endometriosis or uterine fibroids progress to invasive and deadly ovarian cancer or uterine sarcomas, is a critical and overlooked issue in women’s health. A... Read More

POSTED: 09/28/2020
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

An illustration of the female reproductive system.

Smart Technology Is Aimed at Nutrition, Gut and Metabolism in Cancer Prevention Research Funding Opportunities

As the availability and sophistication of smart technology for health (such as wearables, sensors, and micro-robotic tools) continues to increase, these devices could prove transformative in cancer prevention. Two ongoing... Read More

POSTED: 09/08/2020
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

The Gut Microbiome's Important Role in Immunity

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