Month: August 2015

August 31, 2015, by NCI Staff Long-term survivors of childhood cancer may need careful monitoring for a second cancer, a new study suggests. Credit: National Cancer Institute Survivors of childhood cancer have an elevated risk of developing second, distinct cancers into their forties and beyond, according to a new study. Several studies have documented childhood
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August 24, 2015, by NCI Staff Multiple myeloma cells are abnormal plasma cells that build up in the bone marrow and form tumors in many bones of the body. Credit: Terese Winslow On July 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved carfilzomib (Kyprolis®), given in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, to treat patients with
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August 18, 2015, by NCI Staff Gefitinib, the chain-like structure, bound to the mutated epidermal growth factor receptor. Credit: Wikimedia, CC0 1.0 Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved gefitinib (Iressa®) for the initial treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have specific mutations in the gene for
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August 14, 2015, by NCI Staff Expression of GFP (green), a fluorescent protein, in the wall of a mouse peritoneal cavity, following an intraperitoneal infection with a control AAV9 viral vector carrying GFP (image at 16 times magnification). Credit: David Pépin, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital A single injection of a gene therapy viral vector can
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August 10, 2015, by NCI Staff Many people with cancer are still not discussing their end-of-life care wishes with their loved ones or doctors, according to a new study. Credit: iStock Many patients with cancer are not communicating their preferences for end-of-life medical care either through written documents or discussions with loved ones, a new
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August 6, 2015, by NCI Staff NCI is constantly publishing new information on its websites, so periodically we’ll be providing updates on new content of interest to the cancer community. Among the biggest and most noticeable changes is the recent launch of a new version of NCI’s main website, www.cancer.gov. As Peter Garrett, director of
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August 6, 2015, by NCI Staff Comprehensive cancer centers meet rigorous criteria for laboratory, clinical, and population-based research. Credit: National Cancer Institute It’s been a busy summer for NCI’s cancer centers program, which added a new institution and awarded the comprehensive designation to four existing NCI-designated centers. With the addition of the Tisch Cancer Institute
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