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Study Identifies Potential Drug Target to Prevent Some Liver Cancers

While new cases of most cancer types have dropped over the past decade, cases of the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), are on the rise. Until recently, the main cause of HCC was hepatitis C... Read More

POSTED: 02/04/2022
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Illustration showing progression from normal liver to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Welcome to ULACNet Update, where we will share programmatic and research updates for the US-Latin American-Caribbean HIV/HPV-Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (ULACNet)! English On this page... Read More

POSTED: 01/28/2022
SOURCE: DCP News

Partial screen grab of the ULACNet Zoom meeting showing a grid 9 participants.

Even If Insured, People with Advanced Cancer Often Face Financial Problems

Many people being treated for advanced cancer experience serious financial problems related to the cost of their care, even if they have health insurance, according to a new study. Read More

POSTED: 01/26/2022
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Photo of a health insurance statement.

Key Messages There are many screening questions that can be addressed through clinical trials. One size doesn’t fit all: There is a trend for increasingly personalized screening, where cancer screening recommendations are... Read More

POSTED: 01/25/2022
SOURCE: DCP News

A meeting of statistical leads from the seven NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Bases with statisticians from the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) Biometry Research Group took place on July 16, 2021... Read More

POSTED: 01/20/2022
SOURCE: DCP News

Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide killing 1.8 million people each year, is often diagnosed at an advanced stage when the chances for a cure are limited. In the United States, almost 60% of people... Read More

POSTED: 01/14/2022
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

An illustration of a displaying a bronchoscopy, entering via nasal swabs to detect a suspicious nodule.

CP-CTNet Newsletter - December 2021

Welcome to the CP-CTNet Newsletter where we share programmatic and research updates for the Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet). Read More

POSTED: 12/22/2021
SOURCE: CP-CTNet DMACC Website

Partial screen grab of the December 2021 issue of the CP-CTNet Newsletter.

Fifty years ago this week, the National Cancer Act was signed into law, kick-starting research that has changed how cancer is prevented, detected, diagnosed, treated, and survived, and moving us closer to a time when no one... Read More

POSTED: 12/20/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

Thank You--50th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act

For Older Adults, Geriatric Assessment Reduces Cancer Treatment Side Effects

For older adults undergoing treatment for advanced cancer, results from a clinical trial show that a health measurement tool called a geriatric assessment can be an important part of treatment planning. In the trial, older... Read More

POSTED: 12/15/2021
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

An older woman with a handful of oral medications.

RESEARCH UPDATE: ON THE CLINICAL FRONT Diet Quality and Risk and Severity of COVID-19 Evidence for the influence of diet on COVID-19 risk and severity is limited, despite unhealthy lifestyle factors and poor metabolic... Read More

POSTED: 12/01/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

Drawings of COVID-19 cells.

If your family member had cancer, would you want to know if you carried a gene mutation that increased your risk of the same cancer? This question is at the heart of three novel research projects underway to determine how... Read More

POSTED: 11/29/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

An illustration displaying possible inherited risk carriers within a family.

The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) annual meeting for grantees in August 2021 virtually brought together representatives from every NCORP Research Base and Community and Minority Underserved Site to discuss... Read More

POSTED: 11/10/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

Drs. McCaskill-Stevens, Underwood, and Adams-Campbell

CP-CTNet Newsletter - September 2021

The first day of autumn was September 22nd. Fall reminds us that change can be a beautiful process. It’s the season that conjures up memories of heading back to school, visits to the pumpkin patch, jumping in piles of... Read More

POSTED: 10/12/2021
SOURCE: CP-CTNet DMACC Website

Screen capture of the Fall 2021 issue the CP-CTNet Newsletter.

In a clinical study underway, scientists hope to unravel the complexities of a group of poorly understood and relatively rare blood disorders that often lead to cancer. In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), the problem arises... Read More

POSTED: 10/05/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

Estimated cases of myelodysplastic syndrome cases in the US each year.

A year ago, I said that coming on board as the Division of Cancer Prevention Director in July 2020 was a “challenge,” adding that I had faith in science that the pandemic would be solved soon. Science has brought us a... Read More

POSTED: 09/20/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

 NCI Division of Cancer Prevention: Precision Prevention, Biomarkers of Risk and Early Detection, Symptom Management

Welcome to ULACNet Update, where we will share programmatic and research updates for the US-Latin American-Caribbean HIV/HPV-Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (ULACNet)! English On this page ULACNet-101... Read More

POSTED: 09/20/2021
SOURCE: DCP News

Group photo of CAMPO team.

Researchers in gynecologic oncology have begun testing a promising surgery for premenopausal women at high genetic risk for ovarian cancer that avoids early menopause and may prevent these malignancies from developing.... Read More

POSTED: 09/07/2021
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Science Blog

40% of women who inherit a mutatation in their BRCA1 gene will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime.

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

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

A young adult using a smartphone.

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

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

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.

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