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May 19, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 10

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A microscopic view of a typical neuroblastoma with rosette formation An Experimental Treatment Improves Survival for Patients with Neuroblastoma

An experimental treatment significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with neuroblastoma at high risk for recurrence, including many young children, researchers from the Children’s Oncology Group reported last week. Speaking at a press briefing sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the trial’s lead investigator, Dr. Alice Yu from the University of California, San Diego, said the finding makes the treatment—an antibody-based immunotherapy—“the new standard of care” for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. Read more > >


Dr. Robert Yarchoan

Guest Director's Update: Marking a Memorable Moment in AIDS Research

By Dr. Robert Yarchoan

NCI has played a critical role in HIV- and AIDS-related research from the day in 1981 when one of the first AIDS patients was admitted to the NCI Metabolism Branch. NCI's advances in AIDS research, in part, resulted from the Institute's long-term commitment to research on the interrelationship between viruses and cancer. Read more > >



  • FDA Update

    • Bevacizumab Approved for Recurrent Glioblastoma Brain Cancer


    • In Memoriam: NCI's Dr. John Brady
    • Deadline Approaching for DCLG Nominations
    • IOTF Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants
    • Women's Health Hearing and Workshop Series Continues
    • NCI Cancer Bulletin Writer Wins NAGC Award
    • Meet NCI Experts at ASCO Update

    • Smokefree Women Web Site Launched
    • NCI Publications Locator Web Site Improved

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