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Recent Interviews from Scientists at NCI
October 27, 2022 | USA Today
Overall U.S. cancer death rates continue to drop among men, women, children, teens and young adults, according to a report released Thursday.
Monica Bertagnolli: “We must be willing to admit where our efforts have fallen short and be open to new ideas”
October 7, 2022 | The Cancer Letter
Bertagnolli is the first woman and the first chair of a clinical trials cooperative group to hold the position of NCI director. Her appointment was announced by President Biden nearly two months ago. Bertagnolli succeeds Norman E. Sharpless, who stepped down as director in April 2022
August 18, 2022 | Forbes
The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award funding to conduct research into the use of telehealth for cancer care by creating four new “Telehealth Research Centers of Excellence.”
August 29, 2022 | Time
While green tea has a long-standing reputation for health benefits, research has been much more mixed on black tea. One problem, says Maki Inoue-Choi, an epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, is that large observational studies on tea and mortality have focused on countries like Japan or China—places where green tea is more popular.
June 16, 2022 | Forbes
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced on Thursday that four international research teams had been selected to receive a total of $100 million as part of the Cancer Grand Challenges program. Each team will receive $25 million over five years as it tackles one of cancer’s most challenging problems.
June 17, 2022 | POZ
Screening people with HIV for precancerous anal cell changes and treating them promptly lowered the risk of progression to anal cancer by more than half, according to results from the ANCHOR study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
'We still are dying at alarming rates': Black cancer death rates are falling but remain higher than others, study finds
May 19, 2022 | USA Today
Despite declining cancer death rates, Black people still died of cancer at higher rates than any other racial group, a new study shows.
Learn about Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., and NCI Director. She is a physician–scientist and surgeon whose research interests include gastrointestinal cancer development and the role of inflammation as a driver of cancer growth.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread. Start here to find information on breast cancer treatment, causes and prevention, screening, research, and statistics.
Uterine cancers can be of two types: endometrial cancer (common) and uterine sarcoma (rare). Endometrial cancer can often be cured. Uterine sarcoma is often more aggressive and harder to treat. Start here to find information on uterine cancer treatment, causes and prevention, screening, research, and statistics.
White House Fact Sheet: President Biden Details Cancer Moonshot Progress and New Initiatives on 60th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Moonshot Address
Sixty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy delivered his Moonshot speech at Rice University, committing to putting a man on the moon and bring him back. This afternoon at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, President Biden will discuss his bold vision for another American moonshot: ending cancer as we know it. It is a vision that will change people’s lives for the better, improve their health, and decrease the burden of the disease.
Cancer treatment vaccines treat cancer by strengthening the body’s natural defenses against the cancer. This page covers how cancer treatment vaccines work against cancer, cancers that are treated with them, and the side effects they may cause.
Cancer death rates among Black people declined over time, but remain higher than other racial and ethnic groups
From 1999—2019, US rates of cancer death fell among Black people. Yet, in 2019, their rates remained higher than those of other racial and ethnic groups.
The NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study, or NCCAPS, is a natural history study of COVID-19 in people with cancer. The knowledge gained from this study will help doctors better manage treatment for people with cancer and COVID-19 in the future.
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50 Years of Cancer Treatment and Diagnostics
Clinical trials, innovation in research, and technology have improved cancer treatment and diagnostics in public health. Listen to Healthcast’s National Cancer Act podcast series to learn more.
Recent News Releases
Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer deaths continue downward trend; modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer
Overall cancer death rates continued to fall among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., begins her tenure as the 16th director of the National Cancer Institute on October 3, 2022. She previously served as the Richard E. Wilson Professor of Surgery in the field of surgical oncology at Harvard Medical School, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a member of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment and Sarcoma Centers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
A new study finds that former smokers who stick to a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dying from all causes, including cancer and heart and lung disease, than those who don’t have healthy habits.