The Gut Microbiome's Important Role in Immunity.
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 Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) funding opportunities are promoting the… Learn more
POSTED: 9/8/2020
Numerous studies have suggested that people who regularly take low doses of aspirin may have reduced risks of being diagnosed with or dying from cancer. But new findings from a randomized clinical trial, called ASPREE, suggest that the same may not hold true for older adults. The study included… Learn more
POSTED: 8/18/2020
An image of different foods that are high in Zinc.
This issue reveals zinc’s chemopreventive activity for Barrett’s Esophagus, the nutritional environment and intestinal stem cell’s contribution to colorectal cancer, and Sirt1 signaling in astrocytes’ contribution to… Learn more
POSTED: 7/30/2020
A nurse at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, checks a young boy's temperature prior to testing him for COVID-19.
When the coronavirus pandemic reached the United States, thousands of people with cancer were participating in clinical trials, including many at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. At St. Jude, investigators took steps to reduce the risk that children participating in… Learn more
POSTED: 6/29/2020
Virus particles surround three human figures with their livers highlighted. One figure has a healthy liver, one has chronic liver disease and one has liver cancer.
Scientists have developed a new test that can help identify people who are likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. The approach uses a simple blood test to check for the patient’s previous exposure to certain viruses. A study of the new approach was… Learn more
POSTED: 6/11/2020
EsoCheck and EsoGuard infographic
EsoCheck™ and EsoGuard™ NCI Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 (PDF, 17.4 MB) A new technology coupled with a new biomarker test now in clinical trials are giving patients timely access to a quick, accurate and less invasive way to… Learn more
POSTED: 6/1/2020
A nurse consults with a patient during Coronavirus quarantine.
With the sudden explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all living with a great deal of fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. As an oncologist and cancer researcher, I know that those feelings are heightened for many people with cancer.
POSTED: 5/21/2020
3D illustration of the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. In addition to the information sources listed in the web header, the National Cancer Institute and the Division of Cancer Prevention have issued guidance for DCP investigators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those materials are consolidated here… Learn more
POSTED: 5/7/2020
3D illustration of the novel coronavirus.
The National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) are bringing together more than a dozen leading biopharmaceutical companies, the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S… Learn more
POSTED: 5/4/2020
Logo AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I: April 27-28, 2020
Updated: July 9, 2020 NCI participated in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meetings, held virtually on April 27 - 28, 2020 (Meeting I) and June 22 - 24, 2020 (Meeting II), including presenting the following research results from PREVENT and Early Phase Clinical Projects… Learn more
POSTED: 4/29/2020
An open bottle of Vitamin D on a table with eggs, fish, and vegetables.
This issue reveals there is no association between vitamin D supplementation and colorectal adenomas or polyps risk, that SAHA and EGCG promote apoptosis in breast cancer, and how the metabolome changes in colorectal cancer… Learn more
POSTED: 4/23/2020
A nurse administers the HPV vaccine to a participant in the NCI-funded Costa Rica HPV Vaccine Trial.
More than a decade after vaccination, women who had received a single dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine continued to be protected against cervical infection with the two cancer-causing HPV types targeted by the vaccine, HPV16 and 18. The new findings are from an extended follow-up of the… Learn more
POSTED: 4/10/2020
An older woman reading a tablet.
Women undergoing radiation therapy for cervical or uterine cancer have a much higher incidence of serious side effects than previously realized, according to results from a new clinical trial. This information may help women and their clinicians more accurately weigh the potential benefits versus… Learn more
POSTED: 4/8/2020
An illustration displaying the experimental drug BAI1 (yellow) which inhibits the BAX protein using a novel binding site (green) and prevents the death of heart cells.
The chemotherapy drug doxorubicin is used to treat many types of cancer, but some patients who receive the drug develop heart problems. Using new insights into how doxorubicin damages the heart, researchers have identified an experimental drug that may help protect the heart.
POSTED: 4/6/2020
NCI Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) Guidance for the New Coronavirus: FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance for Industry, Investigators, and Institutional Review Boards… Learn more
POSTED: 3/19/2020
NCORP EOM initiative infographic.
While researchers have identified some of the genetic changes that lead to cancer development, a key knowledge gap remains: finding the genetic changes that drive the development of cancers that arise at an earlier age than average (early onset) in racially and ethnically diverse populations.… Learn more
POSTED: 3/5/2020
Image of a man holding up a glass of tomato juice.
This issue showcases how genetic variants may explain the response to tomato juice intake in men with prostate cancer, how cruciferous vegetables may inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells, and how expression of a genetic… Learn more
POSTED: 2/19/2020
Members of the US-Latin American-Caribbean Clinical Trials Network and National Cancer Institute staff.
POSTED: 2/3/2020
AUTHOR: Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
An infographic showing Prostate Cancer Cases by Stage.
Dr. Howard Parnes In the path toward understanding the development and ultimate prevention of prostate cancer, researchers are studying how to keep low-grade, early stage prostate cancer being monitored on Active Surveillance from progressing to disease that… Learn more
POSTED: 1/17/2020
AUTHOR: Howard L. Parnes, M.D.
Division of Cancer Prevention New Grantees with Acting DCP Division Director Dr. Debbie Winn.
POSTED: 1/14/2020