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

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Challenging Landscape of Cancer and Aging: Charting a Way Forward NCI Director Dr. Norman Sharpless discusses research on aging and cancer, including understanding the biology of aging and its relationship to cancer, the treatment of older patients, and ensuring older patients participate in cancer clinical trials.See Original Article

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Study Finds Biological Differences in Lung Tumors of African Americans and Whites

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Study Finds Biological Differences in Lung Tumors of African Americans and Whites Patterns of gene expression may be different in the tumors of some African Americans than in those of whites, a new study has found, and these biological differences may contribute to racial disparities in lung cancer.See Original Article

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Grantee Spotlight: Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona, PhD

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Grantee Spotlight: Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona, PhD Dr. Carvajal-Carmona is an Associate Professor and CRCHD R21 awardee researching cancer genetics, epidemiology, and cancer health disparities. See Original Article RAS Pathway v3.0? Defining the most important elements of RAS signaling is an important objective of the NCI RAS Initiative. In a new RAS Dialogue post, advisor Frank […]

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Prior Cancers Common in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior Cancers Common in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Cancer A new study shows that many patients diagnosed with a new cancer have had one or more cancers in the past, which has potential implications for long-term surveillance and clinical trial enrollment.See Original Article Abiraterone Improves Survival for Some Men with Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer In two […]

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NCI: Taking Risks to Advance Science

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

NCI: Taking Risks to Advance Science Norman Sharpless, M.D., offers his thoughts on his experience thus far as NCI director and areas, like big data, where NCI can play an important role in advancing science.See Original Article Incidence of Cancers of the Lower Stomach Increasing among Younger Americans A type of cancer that occurs in […]

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

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acupuncture May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain for Breast Cancer Patients Joint pain caused by aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal women with breast cancer can cause some women to stop taking the drugs. Reducing their symptoms may translate into better adherence to therapy.See Original Article

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Drug Combination Improves Outlook for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

| January 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Drug Combination Improves Outlook for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Interim results from an ongoing clinical trial show that patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with rituximab plus venetoclax have longer progression-free survival compared with patients treated with chemotherapy.See Original Article

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Levels of Immune Cells within Ovarian Tumors Linked to Survival for Some Patients

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Levels of Immune Cells within Ovarian Tumors Linked to Survival for Some Patients A large international study suggests that the presence of certain immune cells within the tumors of some patients with ovarian cancer are associated with improved survival.See Original Article Study Tracks the Evolution of Treatment Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer A new study […]

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Genetic Ablation of KRAS in Pancreas Cancer: When an Essential Oncogene Isn’t

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Genetic Ablation of KRAS in Pancreas Cancer: When an Essential Oncogene Isn’t Of all cancers, pancreatic cancers are most dependent on mutant KRAS. However, many pancreatic cancer cell lines survive loss of their mutant KRAS genes. The adaptations these lines make provide opportunities for treating these deadly cancers.See Original Article What Do We Mean By […]

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Unique Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unique Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia In a unique clinical trial, a group of oncologists with experience treating acute promyelocytic leukemia are making themselves available around the clock to help clinicians at hospitals across the country treat their APL patients.See Original Article

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