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Colorectal Cancer Survival Linked to Primary Tumor Location

| May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorectal Cancer Survival Linked to Primary Tumor Location In patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location in the colon where the tumor originated appears to strongly influence how long patients live, according to a new study.The study—a retrospective analysis of data from a large NCI-funded phase III clinical trial—found that patients whose cancer originated in […]

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Survival Disparities Identified in Young African Americans with Colorectal Cancer

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Survival Disparities Identified in Young African Americans with Colorectal Cancer African Americans who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a young age have significantly worse survival rates than young white patients, according to a new study.The disparity was found even among those who were diagnosed with early-stage disease, Elena Stoffel, M.D., of the University of […]

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Online Tool Helps Users Distinguish Moles from Melanoma

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Online Tool Helps Users Distinguish Moles from Melanoma As Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month comes to a close and summer begins, NCI has launched a new online tool called Moles to Melanoma: Recognizing the ABCDE Features.The new tool is intended to help educate the public about the appearance and features of common moles (nevi), […]

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Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities: An Interview with Dr. Robert Croyle

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities: An Interview with Dr. Robert Croyle Researchers from several NCI-Designated Cancer Centers and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) sites that serve rural parts of the United States recently met with NCI leaders to discuss the disparities in cancer outcomes in many rural areas of the country. The meeting […]

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Cross Talk between Cancer Cells and Neighboring Cells May Contribute to Tumor Growth

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cross Talk between Cancer Cells and Neighboring Cells May Contribute to Tumor Growth Pancreatic tumor cells and neighboring normal cells engage in a two-way molecular conversation that helps drive malignant behavior in the cancer cells, according to new study results.Working in cell lines from mice, researchers showed that pancreatic cancer cells that have cancer-causing mutations […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Elisa Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.S. – Community-based Education and Outreach Can Increase Biospecimen Donations among Hispanics and African Americans

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Elisa Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.S. – Community-based Education and Outreach Can Increase Biospecimen Donations among Hispanics and African Americans The interest in genomic research to support the development of targeted medical therapies that are more likely to be effective for a particular person has garnered increased attention in cancer research, and increasingly in the […]

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The RAS Initiative

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The RAS Initiative Dear Colleague,I have argued that during these fiscally constrained times it is particularly important to pay attention to areas of cancer research that have great inherent promise, but have been understudied, neglected, paradoxical, or considered too difficult to address in the past. See Original Article Special Spotlight: The Alabama Project Celebrates Survivors […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Ensuring Latina Immigrants Have Equal Breast and Cervical Cancer Care

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Ensuring Latina Immigrants Have Equal Breast and Cervical Cancer Care Latinos are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S. In Alabama alone, the number of Latino immigrants has increased more than 145% since 2010, with more than 186,000 Latinos residing in the state.A majority of Latinos living […]

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Program Spotlight: University of Puerto Rico and MD Anderson Partnership Welcomes Its First Graduates, Dedicated to Researching Cancer Health Disparities

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Program Spotlight: University of Puerto Rico and MD Anderson Partnership Welcomes Its First Graduates, Dedicated to Researching Cancer Health Disparities CRCHD joins the Principal Investigators and Diversity Training co-leaders of the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center U54 Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research in congratulating its first […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Nathan Ellis, Ph.D. Seeks Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer Disparities in African Americans

| May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Nathan Ellis, Ph.D. Seeks Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer Disparities in African Americans Colorectal cancer (CRC) death rates have been declining steadily overall; however, the same has not been true among African Americans (AA). While access to healthcare may be a partial explanation, there is the possibility that genetic differences between AA and […]

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