July 2015 - Cancer Currents Blog
- New Research: Using Lung Cancer Screening As An Opportunity to Help Smokers Quit
NCI has released a new funding announcement to stimulate research on optimal smoking cessation approaches delivered in conjunction with lung cancer screening.
- U.S. Indoor Tanning Rates Are Dropping, But Still High
Study estimates about 1.6 million fewer women and 400,000 fewer men tan indoors, but it’s still a common practice.
- Oncolytic Virus Therapy Shows Benefit in Patients with Melanoma
In a large clinical trial, the oncolytic virus therapy T-VEC improved the durable response rate and median survival in patients with advanced melanoma.
- Setting the Course: Genomics Workshop on Childhood Cancers Identifies Research Opportunities
NCI recently convened a workshop to discuss the status of genomic characterization for childhood cancers and to identify opportunities for future research.
- Pancreatic Cancer Study Finds Possible Diagnostic Marker in Blood
A protein attached to vesicles circulating in the blood could be a biological marker for detecting early signs of pancreatic cancer.
- Test May Identify Poor Prognosis for Some Patients with Lung Cancer
A panel of three genetic markers may help to identify patients with early-stage lung cancer who have a very strong likelihood of their disease returning after surgery.
- Next Round of Grant Solicitations for Provocative Questions Announced
The next round of grant solicitations for Provocative Questions has been announced.
- Cancer Currents Now Available in Spanish
As part of our effort to more effectively reach patients, health care providers, and researchers with timely, authoritative, and scientifically accurate cancer information, we are now offering selected Cancer Currents blog posts in Spanish.
- NCI Launches Competition to Spur Research on Breast Cancer Genomics, Disease Risk
Last month, NCI launched a competition to spur research in an area of great public health interest: the genomic basis of breast cancer and breast cancer risk.