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Partner-Aided Skin Exams Increase Early Detection of New Melanomas

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Partner-Aided Skin Exams Increase Early Detection of New Melanomas People who have previously been treated for melanoma—and are therefore at high risk for developing a second melanoma—can team up with a spouse, family member, or a friend and be trained to find new melanomas successfully, a new clinical trial showed.In the trial, patients and their […]

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Anthrax Toxin-Based Cancer Therapy Targets Tumor Blood Vessels

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anthrax Toxin-Based Cancer Therapy Targets Tumor Blood Vessels Armed with a greater understanding of the detailed structure and function of the deadly anthrax toxin, scientists have engineered components of the toxin as a potential therapy for solid cancers.Now, NIH scientists developing the toxin-based therapy have shown that it works by selectively targeting and inhibiting proliferation […]

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New on NCI's Websites for July 2016

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

New on NCI's Websites for July 2016 NCI is constantly publishing new information on its websites, so periodically we provide updates on new content of interest to the cancer community. See Original Article

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines: An Interview with Douglas R. Lowy, M.D.

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines: An Interview with Douglas R. Lowy, M.D. Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., heads the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in NCI’s Center for Cancer Research. He and John Schiller, Ph.D., also of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, are recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the nation’s highest honor for technological […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Dr. Kolawole Okuyemi – Improving Cervical Cancer Screening Attitudes of African Immigrants and Refugees

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Dr. Kolawole Okuyemi – Improving Cervical Cancer Screening Attitudes of African Immigrants and Refugees Kolawole Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., has devoted his career to improving the health of racially and ethnically diverse and other underserved populations using culturally tailored interventions. His current pursuits involve examining cervical cancer screening rates and screening behaviors among African […]

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Mutations in Human Cancers Through the Lens of KRAS

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mutations in Human Cancers Through the Lens of KRAS The NIH Center for Cancer Genomics hosts a gateway to seven large data sets, including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, and the Exceptional Responders Initiative. Since RAS genes are frequent drivers of human cancers, there are significant subsets of these “Big […]

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Toward Precision Therapy for Children with Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Javed Khan

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Toward Precision Therapy for Children with Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Javed Khan Based on the results of a new study, NCI is launching a clinical program called ClinOmics, which will use genomic approaches to help guide the treatment of patients with cancer who are treated at the NIH Clinical Center. In this interview, Javed […]

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New from NCI: Resources, Tools, and News

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

New from NCI: Resources, Tools, and News In an effort to inform the cancer research community and public about new NCI resources, this blog will regularly feature tools, videos, and other materials recently posted on NCI websites, including www.cancer.gov.Some recent additions include a new catalog of widely used data sets from NCI-supported studies and programs, […]

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Bacterial Biofilms Provide Clues into Colorectal Cancer Risk

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bacterial Biofilms Provide Clues into Colorectal Cancer Risk Among the various environmental factors believed to contribute to colorectal cancer risk, new data suggest that dense bacterial communities called “biofilms” may play an important role, at least in some regions of the colon.Biofilms are groups of microbes that grow and stick to each other on a […]

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Analyzing the Gut Microbiome to Help Detect Colorectal Cancer

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Analyzing the Gut Microbiome to Help Detect Colorectal Cancer Changes in the gut microbiome could help distinguish individuals with healthy colons from those with either colorectal adenomas (polyps with a risk of becoming cancer) or colorectal cancer, according to results of two recent studies. The authors of both studies believe the findings suggest that gut […]

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