A blog featuring news and research updates from the National Cancer Institute.
The first-ever report on the global use and public health impact of smokeless tobacco finds that more than 300 million people in at least 70 countries use these harmful products. The report is titled Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective.
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.
- 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
- NCI establishes GDC to facilitate identification of molecular subtypes of cancerDecember 2, 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.
- Enzymes believed to promote cancer may actually suppress tumorsJanuary 23, 2015
- Cancer-fighting strategy would harden cells to prevent metastasisJanuary 21, 2015
- Mutated ATRX gene linked to brain tumors potential biomarkerJanuary 21, 2015
- Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting immunityJanuary 16, 2015