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December 13, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 24

NEWS

Late Effects May Not Warrant Using Radiation to Treat Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma cells Patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma who were treated with multidrug chemotherapy alone were more likely to be alive 12 years later than patients who received treatment that included radiation therapy, according to findings from a phase III clinical trial. More patients who received radiation therapy died of second cancers or other toxic late effects of their treatment, such as heart disease, than those who received chemotherapy alone, researchers reported Monday at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual scientific meeting in San Diego. The findings, which are the first long-term results from a randomized trial involving patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, also appeared online December 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.   Read more > >

COMMENTARY

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

mHealth Summit Keynote Address by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, delivered the following remarks at the mHealth Summit on December 5 in Washington DC. 

Dr. Barry Kramer

A Conversation with Dr. Barry Kramer about Cancer Prevention Research at NCI

Dr. Barry Kramer, the new director of NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention, talks about prevention and screening research.

A MESSAGE TO READERS

NCI Cancer Bulletin Publication Break

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IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • Notes

    • In Memoriam: Lloyd Old, Cancer Immunology Pioneer
    • Barbara Rimer and Owen Witte to Join the President's Cancer Panel
    • National Cancer Advisory Board Holds Final Meeting of 2011 Article contains video
    • Toby Hecht Appointed Associate Director of Translational Research Program
    • NCI Launches Text Message Service to Help Teens Quit Smoking
    • Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Course Available Online
    • Funding Available to Support Collaborations between U.S. and Chinese Scientists

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