A blog featuring news and research updates from the National Cancer Institute.
In the largest prospective study to date of image-guided technology for identifying suspicious regions of the prostate to biopsy, researchers compared the ability of this technology to detect high-risk prostate cancer with that of the current standard of unguided prostate biopsy.
The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, covering the period 1975–2010, showed death rates for lung cancer, which accounts for more than one in four cancer deaths, dropping at a faster pace than in previous years.
- Lung cancer prognostic factors can inform treatment March 23, 2015
- Donor telomere length and survival in severe aplastic anemiaFebruary 10, 2015
- Study Shows Elevated Number of Cancers in US HIV Positive PopulationFebruary 9, 2015
- Study uncovers range of molecular alterations in head/neck cancersJanuary 28, 2015
Obtaining NCI designation for a cancer center is usually a years-long process of building — facilities, faculty, and most importantly, a research portfolio — culminated by a rigorous review process. Selection provides recognition of research excellence.
- Docking stations on chromosomes could be new anti-cancer targetMarch 27, 2015
- MRI based on a sugar molecule can tell cancer from noncancer cellMarch 27, 2015
- Measuring treatment response can guide leukemia treatmentMarch 23, 2015
- Kidney cancer could be detected early with urine testMarch 19, 2015