February 2016 - Cancer Currents Blog
- Missed Radiation Therapy Sessions Increase Risk of Cancer Recurrence
Patients who miss radiation therapy sessions during cancer treatment have an increased risk of their disease returning, even if they eventually complete their course of radiation treatment, according to a new study.
- Study of Cancer’s Origins Reveals Genetic Reprogramming of Single Cells
Researchers have used a new zebrafish model of cancer to characterize the early genetic changes associated with the initiation of tumors.
- NCI-DOE Collaboration Paving Way for Large-Scale Computational Cancer Science
NCI and the Department of Energy have entered into a collaboration to develop a plan to use large-scale computing to influence cancer science and, ultimately, clinical treatment.
- Prospective Study Links HPV Detection in the Mouth to Head and Neck Cancer
A new study confirms that infection with HPV 16 precedes the development of head and neck cancer.
- FDA Approves Eribulin Mesylate for Advanced Liposarcoma
The FDA has approved eribulin mesylate for patients with liposarcoma whose cancers are advanced or cannot be removed by surgery and are no longer responding to anthracycline-based chemotherapy.
- President Obama’s Budget Request Affirms Commitment to Progress against Cancer
President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Request includes $680 million to support Vice President Biden’s cancer research initiative.
- Mouse Study Points to Mechanism Linking Obesity and Colorectal Cancer Risk
A missing hormone in obese mice may help explain a longstanding association between obesity and an increased risk of colorectal cancer in humans.
- Persistent Peripheral Neuropathy Increases Fall Risk among Cancer Survivors
Many female cancer survivors have problems with mobility and other physical functioning as a result of persistent peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy treatment, according to a new study.
- Tackling the Global Cancer Burden: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Ted Trimble
In honor of World Cancer Day, the director of NCI’s Center for Global Health discusses key opportunities in global cancer research.
- The ‘Crisis’ of Low HPV Vaccination Rates: A Conversation with Dr. Noel Brewer
Following the release of a consensus statement from the NCI-Designated Cancer Centers urging HPV vaccination in the United States, Dr. Noel Brewer discusses the country’s low vaccination rates and how clinicians can help to improve them.