July 2016 - Cancer Currents Blog
- Partner-Aided Skin Exams Increase Early Detection of New Melanomas
People previously treated for melanoma can team up with a spouse, family member, or a friend and be trained to find new melanomas, a new study shows.
- Inherited Mutations in DNA-Repair Genes Found in Advanced Prostate Cancers
Researchers estimate that nearly 12% of men with advanced prostate cancer have inherited mutations in genes that play a role in repairing damaged DNA.
- Olanzapine Helps Prevent Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Chemotherapy
A drug currently used to treat several psychiatric conditions can help prevent nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy, a large clinical trial showed.
- Anthrax Toxin-Based Cancer Therapy Targets Tumor Blood Vessels
A therapy that uses the anthrax toxin selectively targets blood vessels that feed tumors and support their growth and spread, researchers have found.
- 3-D View of Mutations May Identify Potential Targets for Cancer Drugs
A new 3-D modeling tool may help identify mutations in cancer cells that could be targeted with new or existing drugs, a new study suggests.
- Study Forecasts ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Cancer Survivors
According to an NCI study, the number of older cancer survivors will grow substantially over the next quarter century, increasing the demand for cancer and survivorship care.
- Mouse Study Illuminates the Spread of Breast Cancer to Bone
Researchers have identified proteins that may regulate the movement of breast cancer cells into and out of bone marrow.
- Setting the Stage for the Next Decade of Tobacco Control Research
A new report from an NCI working group lays out recommended priorities to help shape the institute’s future tobacco control research portfolio.