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New on NCI’s Websites for November 2017

November 3, 2017, by NCI Staff

Credit: National Cancer Institute

NCI’s collection of cancer information products is constantly growing, so periodically we provide updates on new and updated content of interest to the cancer community.

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Cancer Moonshot℠ – Funding Opportunities Announced

NCI has announced 17 new funding opportunities related to the Cancer Moonshot. Research efforts supported through the Cancer Moonshot aim to accelerate cancer research, making more therapies available to patients and improving the ability to prevent cancer and detect it at the earliest stage possible.

TMIST Breast Cancer Screening Trial Information Available

TMIST is a randomized breast screening trial comparing two types of digital mammography approved by the Food and Drug Administration: standard digital mammography (2-D) and a newer technology called tomosynthesis mammography (3-D).

Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research Launches Website

NCI’s Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research (OCNR) has launched a new website. OCNR works with research partners around the country to develop and implement programs for nanotechnology in medicine and cancer.

Childhood Cancer Information Updated

NCI recently updated its page about Childhood Cancer Research with information about the NCI-Children’s Oncology Group Pediatric MATCH trial and other initiatives. The fact sheet on Cancer in Children and Adolescents was also updated with new statistics.

Facebook Live Event: Talking Through Treatment and Care for Childhood Cancer

NCI recently hosted a Facebook Live event featuring NCI’s Brigitte Widemann, M.D., and Jennie Lucca, chief executive officer of the NIH Children's Inn, discussing treatment for childhood cancer and the role the Children's Inn plays in care. A video of the broadcast is now available.

Dr. Ted Trimble Discusses “Why I Do Cancer Research”

A new video, produced for World Cancer Research Day 2017, features Ted Trimble, M.D., director of NCI’s Center for Global Health, talking about his career in cancer research and his personal experiences with the disease.

Video Explains Patient Safety in Clinical Trials

Patient safety is of paramount importance in cancer clinical trials. This new video discusses how patient rights and safety are protected in clinical research.

Facebook Live Event Discusses Services of the NCI Contact Center

On October 18, NCI hosted a Facebook Live event about the NCI Contact Center. Astrid Helgeson, NCI Contact Center Supervisor, and Cindy Lollar of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, the NCI office that oversees the center, discussed how the contact center helps people find information about cancer and clinical trials.

Did You Know? Video Series Provides Lung Cancer Facts

Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States? The Lung Cancer Did You Know? video, produced in collaboration with NCI’s SEER program, talks about the types of lung cancer, risk factors for developing lung cancer, and statistics on lung cancer diagnoses and 5-year survival.

I-Corps at NIH–a Graduate's Perspective

The I-Corps™ at NIH program, a service of NCI’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center, provides funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help commercialize promising biomedical technologies. In a new video, Katie Pawelczak of NERx BioSciences shares her experience going through the I-Corps program.

Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative Website Launched

NCI’s Center for Cancer Research has published a new site about the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a group of researchers and institutions dedicated to advancing treatment for people with brain tumors through rigorously designed and conducted clinical trials.

Glioblastoma Clinical Trial Featured

A clinical trial of immune-based therapies added to standard therapy for newly diagnosed glioblastoma is featured on NCI’s brain cancer research page. The multicenter clinical trial, part of the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, is currently open to recruitment.

Latest Edition of Nutrition Frontiers Available

NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention recently published a new issue of its e-newsletter Nutrition Frontiers. The issue showcases research updates in clinical and basic sciences, as well as a spotlight on Wendy Russell, Ph.D., who heads the Gut Health theme at the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in Scotland.

Proteogenomics Research: On the Frontier of Precision Medicine

A new video produced in collaboration with NCI’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research explains the concept of proteogenomics, which integrates the study of genes and proteins within tumors to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer at the molecular level.

Tumor DNA Sequencing in Cancer Treatment Explained

Tumor DNA sequencing (also called genetic profiling or genetic testing) is a test to identify DNA changes in a patient’s cancer. A new page explains how tumor DNA sequencing is done and how the information gathered can help doctors determine a treatment plan.

Breast Changes and Conditions Page Launched

This page discusses breast changes and conditions that are not cancer, as well as follow-up tests used to diagnose breast conditions and treatments for specific breast conditions.

HIV Infection and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet Updated

This fact sheet has been extensively revised and includes cancers that pose an increased risk to people infected with HIV, risk estimates, and updated references.

CCR Website Features New Pages

NCI’s Center for Cancer Research is featuring two new web pages, one that introduces the center’s international trainees and another that discusses the center’s activities associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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