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Recognizing HPV Awareness Day

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, with over 500,000 new cases estimated each year. Although the global burden is great, it is not equally distributed between nations – more than 85% of... Read More

POSTED: 02/27/2018
SOURCE: CGH Spotlight Blog

Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV.

Volume 9, Issue 1 Dear Colleague, The winter issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases the chemopreventive activity of sulforaphane, how a high fat, high cholesterol diet may impact hepatocellular carcinoma, and p53... Read More

POSTED: 02/14/2018
SOURCE: DCP News

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Study Identifies Potential Cause of Hearing Loss from Cisplatin

Results from a new study may explain why many patients treated with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin develop lasting hearing loss. Researchers found that, in both mice and humans, cisplatin can be found in the cochlea—the... Read More

POSTED: 01/26/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

An image display the chemotherapy drug cisplatin (in green) in a mouse inner ear.

The Challenging Landscape of Cancer and Aging: Charting a Way Forward

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of giving two scientific talks: one at a Grand Rounds lecture hosted by NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, and a second held at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns... Read More

POSTED: 01/24/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

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Acupuncture May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Acupuncture can reduce joint pain caused by drugs called aromatase inhibitors, according to results from a large, rigorous study of this approach in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer.Read the article Read More

POSTED: 01/08/2018
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

An image of acupuncturist inserting a needle into a patient.

Questions at the heart of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) were highlighted in recent media coverage. The large NCI-funded trial administered by NCORP research base ECOG-ACRIN, is comparing... Read More

POSTED: 12/07/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

An Asian female technician positions an African-American woman at an imaging machine to receive a mammogram.

In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early stage breast... Read More

POSTED: 12/07/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

Experimental Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

In mouse studies, an experimental vaccine strategy has shown promise for preventing ovarian cancer. The vaccine targets a protein that is present at elevated levels in approximately 90% of human ovarian epithelial cancers,... Read More

POSTED: 11/17/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

A syringe and vaccine used for preventing ovarian cancer.

Liquid Biopsy: Using DNA in Blood to Detect, Track, and Treat Cancer

When a patient has a suspicious lump or symptoms, one of the first things a doctor may do is perform a tissue biopsy—a procedure to collect cells for closer examination. Examining the appearance of the cells under the... Read More

POSTED: 11/08/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking the research community’s input through a Request for Information (RFI) about areas of scientific opportunity that would benefit from the unique research resources of the... Read More

POSTED: 11/06/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

An aerial photograph of the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made remarks on the Senate on October 31 thanking and praising all of the professionals and administrators at NCI, for both treating his brain cancer and for supporting cancer research around the... Read More

POSTED: 11/02/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

Volume 8, Issue 4 Dear Colleague, The fall issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases the effect of green tea supplements on liver enzyme elevations, how the combination of cisplatin and sulforaphane may be useful in... Read More

POSTED: 10/31/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

Image of a tea pot and a cup of green tea.

TMIST Trial Aims to Provide Clarity on Breast Cancer Screening Approaches

A large nationwide clinical trial has been launched to try to answer some important questions about the technologies used to screen for breast cancer. Known as the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, or TMIST... Read More

POSTED: 10/30/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

Breast nodules detected during screening by standard 2D digital mammogram (left) and tomosynthesis (right).

There are 3 new funding opportunity announcements about the Pre-Cancer Atlas associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that are intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of the FOAs is to... Read More

POSTED: 10/23/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

A partial screen grab of the Pre-Cancer Atlas (PCA) infographic.

Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST)

The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the first randomized trial to compare two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is now open for enrollment. TMIST researchers are enrolling... Read More

POSTED: 09/26/2017
SOURCE: NCI Press Release

A radiology technician reviewing a mammogram as seen on a computer generated image..

The third year of NCI’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) was a charm as the community sites and research bases ramped up activities across the board, NCORP Director Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, told the network’... Read More

POSTED: 09/15/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

NCORP Director Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD presents the 2017 Harry Hynes Award to Patrick J. Flynn, MD, of the Metro-Minnesota NCORP.

Heart Attack, Stroke Risk May Be Elevated Following Cancer Diagnosis

A diagnosis of cancer can come with an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke in the months following the diagnosis, findings from a new study suggest. Within 6 months of a cancer diagnosis, in fact, the risk of having... Read More

POSTED: 08/25/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

 4.7% of study participants with cancer had a heart attack or stroke within 6 months of diagnosis; 2.2% of participants without cancer had a heart attack or stroke within the same 6-month period.

Volume 8, Issue 3 Dear Colleague, The summer issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases insulin-like growth factor and vitamin D in prostate cancer risk, bile acid and FXR inactivation and gender dissimilarity, and CerS6, a... Read More

POSTED: 08/09/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

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Tackling Cancer Health Disparities: Small Steps, Big Hopes

Several studies have documented that African American men are far more likely than non-Hispanic white men to die of prostate cancer. Other studies have shown that Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed with cervical... Read More

POSTED: 07/24/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Health Disparities Research News

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Biomarker Test Could Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies to Detect Prostate Cancer

Testing for two biomarkers in urine may help some men avoid having to undergo an unnecessary biopsy to detect a suspected prostate cancer, findings from a new study show. Read More

POSTED: 06/09/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

An image of a urine specimen in a collection tube.  Photo credit: iStockPhoto

As the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) celebrates its 30th anniversary, the successful cycle continues with the call for applications for the next class of fellows, who would start in 2018. The current... Read More

POSTED: 05/23/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

A group photo of the CPFP fellows taken in 2016.

Volume 8, Issue 2 Dear Colleague, The spring issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases the calcium/magnesium intake ratio in colorectal adenoma, the role of PPARγ in metabolism and reproduction, and the effects of time-... Read More

POSTED: 05/10/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

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The Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group (BGCRG), Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has an opening for an experienced Medical Officer. BGCRG focuses on fostering the development... Read More

POSTED: 04/12/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

Volume 8, Issue 1 Dear Colleague, The winter issue of Nutrition Frontiers showcases gut permeability and calcium supplementation, potential chemopreventive effects of dietary DHM for lung tumorigenesis, and the role of the... Read More

POSTED: 02/02/2017
SOURCE: DCP News

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Less-Frequent Zoledronic Acid Treatment Effective at Preventing Bone Metastasis Complications

In a clinical trial involving patients with metastatic cancer, administration of zoledronic acid every 12 weeks was as effective at preventing skeletal-related events caused by bone metastases as administration every 4 weeks... Read More

POSTED: 01/30/2017
SOURCE: NCI Cancer Currents Blog

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