Results from the Women’s Health Initiative released today show that combined hormone therapy is linked to a modest increase in breast cancer deaths. Read the story.
A number of patients with advanced, incurable cancer continue to undergo routine cancer screening tests that are unlikely to provide any medical benefit, reported researchers led by Dr. Camelia Sima from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the October 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read more > >
To many people, NCI is thought of principally as a source of funding for cancer research. But the Institute is also an important driver of small business and technology development. Through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, NCI plays a critical role in helping small businesses develop and commercialize innovative technologies that can improve how we prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. Read more > >
- Regulatory Science Initiative Will Prepare FDA for New Technologies
- Warning about Carboplatin Dosing for Physicians and Principal Investigators
- Advisory Committee Will Work to Heighten Breast Cancer Awareness
- NCI’s Ira Pastan and Carl Wu Elected to Institute of Medicine
- Meet NCI Experts at APHA
Selected articles from past issues of the NCI Cancer Bulletin are available in Spanish.
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