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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

An image of a person getting vaccinated.

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: About 1 in 100 people with new onset diabetes are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within 3 years of the diabetes diagnosis; 1 in 4 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer were first diagnosed with 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

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.