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.
- Image-guided diagnosis of prostate cancer can increase detection of tumorsJanuary 27, 2015
- Key molecular defect in a childhood gastrointestinal tumor foundDecember 24, 2014
- More than 300 million people in at least 70 countries use smokeless tobaccoDecember 15, 2014
- Ovarian suppression treatment lowers risk of breast cancer recurrenceDecember 11, 2014
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.
- New breast cancer risk prediction modelJanuary 27, 2015
- Inherited gene variation explains drug toxicity in East AsiansJanuary 27, 2015
- Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger ovarian cancerJanuary 27, 2015
- Care eliminates racial disparity in colon cancer survival ratesJanuary 27, 2015