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Recent Interviews from Scientists at NCI

From left to right, Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., Katrina A.B. Goddard, Ph.D., Maki Inoue-Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., Robert Yarchoan, M.D., M.D., Wayne Lawrence, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Megan Clarke, Ph.D., M.D. and Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H.

From left to right, Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., Katrina A.B. Goddard, Ph.D., Maki Inoue-Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.D., Robert Yarchoan, M.D., M.D., Wayne Lawrence, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Megan Clarke, Ph.D., M.D. and Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Telehealth For Cancer Care Receives $23 Million Research Funding Boost

    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.”

  • Drinking Black Tea May Lower Mortality Risk, Study Suggests

    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.

  • The Cancer Grand Challenges Program Awards $100 Million To Four Research Teams

    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.

  • Screening and Early Treatment Reduce Anal Cancer in People With HIV

    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.

  • Study uncovers clues to rise in uterine cancer death rates

    May 5, 2022 | AP News
    A rare but aggressive kind of uterine cancer appears to be driving an increase in U.S. deaths from the disease, particularly among Black women, researchers reported Thursday.

  • Global Health and the National Cancer Institute

    January 27, 2022 | That Medic Podcast
    In this episode, we spoke to Dr. Satish Gopal, Director of the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute. We discussed why students should care about global health, his experience as the only certified medical oncologist in Malawi, a country of 18 million, and how he is helping bridge disparities in the global cancer burden.

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  • NCI Director Dr. Monica M. Bertagnolli

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Uterine Cancer—Patient Version

    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.

  • NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study (NCCAPS)

    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.

  • Cancer Cabinet Community Conversations: Doubling Clinical Trials Accrual

    The National Cancer Institute hosted a virtual roundtable titled “Cancer Cabinet Community Conversations: Doubling Clinical Trials Accrual” as part of a series of coordinated Cancer Cabinet Community Conversations on May 4, 2022, as part of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. This is a recording on YouTube.

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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.


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