Month: December 2014

December 17, 2014, by NCI Staff A melanoma on a person’s skin A relatively small but growing number of patients with cancer have benefited from treatments that use the body’s immune system to fight tumors. Some patients have had dramatic responses to these treatments—called immunotherapies—but little is known about which patients and which types of
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December 11, 2014, by NCI Staff Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. Since they first began to be sold in North America in the mid-2000s, electronic cigarettes have been the subject of intense debate. With more than 400 brands and many different looks and
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December 2, 2014, by Harold Varmus, M.D., Director, NCI Harold Varmus, M.D. Matthew Septimus This is a time of remarkable opportunity in cancer research. Armed with broad knowledge about how various kinds of cancer arise and with powerful new research tools, the cancer research community, under the leadership of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is
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