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Making Greater Progress Against Cancer—Not Just a Hope but a Reality

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Making Greater Progress Against Cancer—Not Just a Hope but a Reality Acting NCI Director Dr. Doug Lowy discusses what he calls encouraging news in the most recent Annual Report to the Nation and how NCI is helping to achieve further progress against cancer.See Original Article

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New Treatment Target Identified for Key Prostate Cancer Driver

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Treatment Target Identified for Key Prostate Cancer Driver Researchers have identified a potential alternative approach to blocking a key molecular driver of an advanced form of prostate cancer, called androgen-independent or castration-resistant prostate cancer.See Original Article The Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel: Moving Toward a Final Report An update on the activities of the National […]

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Mentor Spotlight: Elva M. Arredondo, PhD

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mentor Spotlight: Elva M. Arredondo, PhD Lilian G. Perez, MPH, a fifth-year PhD Candidate, shares how being mentored by Elva M. Arredondo, PhD, a Professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science at San Diego State University, has positively influenced her career development.See Original Article

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FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Hodgkin Lymphoma

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Hodgkin Lymphoma The FDA approved pembrolizumab for the treatment of some adult and pediatric patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma.See Original Article

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Studies Identify Potential Treatment Strategies for Pediatric DIPG Brain Tumors

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Studies Identify Potential Treatment Strategies for Pediatric DIPG Brain Tumors Two studies have identified proteins that drive growth of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) tumor cells. Blocking these targets with investigational drugs slowed tumor growth in animal models.See Original Article

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Multiple Myeloma Awareness and African American Disparities

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Multiple Myeloma Awareness and African American Disparities As part of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, we discuss multiple myeloma, a cancer that disproportionately affect minorities, and awareness of this cancer in African American communities.See Original Article

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Celebrating National Minority Health Month 2017

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Celebrating National Minority Health Month 2017 In recognition of National Minority Health Month, learn more about NCI programs, funding mechanisms, tools, and events that focus on cancer health disparities research, cancer types and disparities, and building a diverse biomedical workforce.See Original Article

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FDA Approves Niraparib as Maintenance Therapy for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

FDA Approves Niraparib as Maintenance Therapy for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer The FDA approved the PARP inhibitor niraparib for use as a maintenance therapy for some women with advanced ovarian cancer. See Original Article National Minority Health Month 2017 In recognition of National Minority Health Month, learn more about NCI programs, funding mechanisms, tools, and events […]

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3-D View of Mutations May Identify Potential Targets for Cancer Drugs

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

3-D View of Mutations May Identify Potential Targets for Cancer Drugs A new 3-D modeling tool may help identify mutations in cancer cells that could be targeted with new or existing drugs, a new study suggests. See Original Article Nutritional Requirements of Pancreatic Cancers – A Conversation with Dafna Bar-Sagi Solid tumors in humans develop […]

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Precision Medicine Trials for Cancer: A New Era

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Precision Medicine Trials for Cancer: A New Era NCI is designing smaller, quicker, and smarter clinical trials that incorporate the principal tenets of precision medicine.See Original Article Program Spotlight: Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project Brings Cancer Research Training to Underrepresented Students at New Mexico State University The NMSU and FHCRC PACHE partnership […]

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