May 2016 - Cancer Currents Blog
- Colorectal Cancer Survival Linked to Primary Tumor Location
A blog post on a study showing that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location in the colon where the tumor originated appears to strongly influence how long patients live.
- Charting a Course toward Precision Cancer Prevention
Cancer researchers are increasingly exploring how cancer risk is influenced by genetic predisposition to cancer and the effects of environmental exposures, and what this means for cancer prevention.
- Survival Disparities Identified in Young African Americans with Colorectal Cancer
African Americans younger than age 50 had significantly worse 5-year survival rates at every stage of disease compared with young white and Hispanic patients, a new study shows.
- Online Tool Helps Users Distinguish Moles from Melanoma
“Moles to Melanoma: Recognizing the ABCDE Features” presents photos that show changes in individual pigmented lesions over time, and describes the different appearances of moles, dysplastic nevi, and melanomas.
- Improving Cancer Control in Rural Communities: An Interview with Dr. Robert Croyle
NCI’s Dr. Robert Croyle discusses some of the issues related to cancer control faced by rural communities and how NCI is approaching this important problem.
- Crosstalk between Cancer Cells and Neighboring Cells May Contribute to Tumor Growth
Pancreatic cancer cells and neighboring normal cells engage in a two-way molecular conversation that helps drive malignant behavior in the cancer cells, according to new study results.
- New Treatment Target Identified for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
NCI researchers have identified new therapeutic targets for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Drugs that hit these targets are under clinical development and the researchers hope to begin testing them in clinical trials of patients with DLBCL.
- Improving Public Health through Increased Tobacco Regulation
NCI’s Dr. Robert Croyle discusses the Food and Drug Administration’s release of a rule that extends its regulatory authority over tobacco products to include cigars, e-cigarettes, hookah (waterpipe) tobacco.
- Calling on Data Enthusiasts to Help Advance Cancer Research
Health data enthusiasts of all stripes were in Washington, D.C., today for Health Datapalooza. NCI's Dr. Warren Kibbe explains that this annual event explores a topic that is central to NCI’s efforts against cancer: creating knowledge from data.
- After Rising for Decades, Thyroid Cancer Incidence Stabilizes
After rising steadily since the 1990s, the incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States may be leveling off, according to an analysis of data from NCI’s SEER program.
- Venetoclax Approved for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
The FDA has approved venetoclax for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia whose tumors have a specific genetic alteration.