January 2015 - Cancer Currents Blog
- Precision Medicine Initiative® and Cancer Research
Under the Precision Medicine Initiative, NCI is working to accelerate the pace of research that will help identify which treatments work best for which patients.
- A Good Year: FDA Approved Nine New Cancer Drugs in 2014
In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 41 drugs that had not been approved previously for any indication, the most in nearly 20 years. Of these 41 novel drugs, 9 were approved for the treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditions.
- Bacterial Biofilms Provide Clues into Colorectal Cancer Risk
A new study suggests that dense bacterial communities called biofilms may promote the development of some colorectal cancers.
- Analyzing the Gut Microbiome to Help Detect Colorectal Cancer
New research suggests that identifying specific changes in the gut microbiome could potentially help screen patients for colorectal cancer.
- Report Offers Comprehensive Look at Global Smokeless Tobacco Use
The first report of its kind finds that more than 300 million people worldwide use smokeless tobacco products and that they are linked to a number of cancers.
- New on Cancer.gov: Resources on Melanoma Therapies
Several new resources that provide more details about the changing treatment landscape for advanced melanoma have recently been added to Cancer.gov.