2018 News Articles

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The HPV Vaccine: Increasing the Use of an Important Cancer Prevention Tool

Last month, I released a report to the White House and the public, HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention: Progress, Opportunities, and a Renewed Call to Action. This report describes the progress that’s been made toward... Read More

POSTED: 12/20/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Can Topical Drugs Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

The drug tamoxifen can help prevent breast cancer in women at an increased risk of the disease. But many women who stand to benefit from tamoxifen do not take the drug—a pill—because of concerns about side effects, such as... Read More

POSTED: 12/04/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Heart Problems: Investigating the Cardiac Side Effects of Cancer Treatments

In June, approximately 100 researchers attended a workshop on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, about an important but underappreciated side effect of some treatments for cancer: heart... Read More

POSTED: 09/21/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Integrating Geriatric Assessment into Cancer Care: A Conversation with Dr. Supriya Mohile

More than 60% of patients with cancer are age 65 and over. Despite the relatively high prevalence of cancer in older adults, there is a gap in knowledge about the safest and most effective cancer treatments for patients in... Read More

POSTED: 09/11/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

RESEARCH UPDATE: ON THE CLINICAL FRONT Prevention of Carcinogen-Induced Oral Cancer by Sulforaphane In a study by Bauman and colleagues, in vitro and in vivo models and a pilot clinical trial investigated the potential... Read More

POSTED: 02/14/2018

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