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New on NCI's Websites for July 2016

July 15, 2016, by NCI Staff

This Cancer Close Up image of a polyploid giant cancer cell (PGCC) from triple-negative breast cancer can be downloaded for free from the NCI Visuals Online website.

Credit: National Cancer Institute

NCI is constantly publishing new information on its websites, so periodically we provide updates on new content of interest to the cancer community.

New NCI Visuals Online Site

NCI recently redesigned its Visuals Online website. The new site features a more user-friendly design and is now mobile-friendly so the site can be accessed easily using smartphones and tablet computers.

New and Improved Resources on How to Join a Clinical Trial

Patients and their providers can easily search for cancer clinical trials using NCI’s newly streamlined clinical trials search form. A video explains how to use the new search form.

NCI’s guide on how to join a cancer clinical trial has been revised to make the information easier to follow. The revised guide walks those interested in joining a clinical trial through six steps to help them find trials that may be appropriate for them.

If you need help finding a clinical trial, information specialists at NCI’s Cancer Information Service are ready to assist you via a new live chat service. Visitors to NCI’s website can access the service by clicking on the Live Help tab at the top of the page.

Share Your Ideas for Improving Clinical Trials

NCI is redesigning the way patients and oncologists learn about and find information about cancer clinical trials. Visit our Clinical Trials Ideas website between now and August 30 to share your ideas on how NCI can make information about cancer clinical trials more accessible and helpful for patients and their doctors.

New Clinical Trials Twitter Feed

NCI has launched a new Twitter account, @NCICancerTrials, to feature information and news about cancer clinical trials. And visitors to Cancer.gov can always find comprehensive information about cancer clinical trials on NCI's Clinical Trials Information page.

New Pages for Center for Cancer Research News and Careers

NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) has launched two new webpages to help visitors locate information about the center’s research news and opportunities for those pursuing careers in cancer research.

Final Issue of CCR connections

The latest issue of CCR connections (Vol. 10, No. 1) highlights CCR’s multidisciplinary research efforts. The issue includes features on EGFR inhibition, transcriptional regulation, neurotrophin receptors, and adoptive cell therapies, as well as a profile of a cervical cancer survivor treated at the NIH Clinical Center. This is the final issue of CCR connections, with the center expanding its online content to provide more timely updates on CCR news and research highlights.

New Email Subscriptions for NCI News and Updates

You can now have email alerts from NCI delivered straight to your inbox with the latest news and updates on:

  • Clinical trials, including educational materials and new clinical trials open for accrual
  • The Cancer Moonshot, including the latest news from the Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel
  • Conferences, including several topics for attendees of cancer research-related conferences, such as the American Association for Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meetings

To subscribe to these or any of our other topics, please visit http://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNIHNCI/subscriber/topics

Exosomes and Cancer

A new article on NCI’s website describes recent research on tiny vesicles called exosomes, which are released into the blood by cells. Scientists are studying exosomes to gain insights into cancer and develop clinical tools for patients.

Updated Colorectal Cancer Screening Fact Sheet

NCI’s fact sheet on Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps has been revised to reflect the latest recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and includes an updated list of screening tests.

Did You Know? Endometrial Cancer Video

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. NCI’s new Endometrial Cancer Did You Know? video provides information about endometrial cancer symptoms, risk factors, protective factors, and survival trends.

New DCEG Linkage Newsletter Published

The summer 2016 issue of DCEG Linkage is now available. The newsletter includes research news and information about publications, staff updates, events, and fellowships from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.

Infographic about Types of Cancer Research

NCI has developed a new infographic that describes the four broad categories of cancer research: basic, clinical, population-based, and translational. You can also get more detailed information about the many different components of cancer research on NCI’s Research page.

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