Month: October 2015

October 30, 2015, by NCI Staff Oncologist Anthony L. Back, M.D., a national expert on doctor-patient communications, talks with one of his patients about what she’d like to know of her prognosis. Credit: National Cancer Institute Patients with advanced cancer who discussed their prognosis with their physicians had more realistic expectations about life expectancy than
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October 29, 2015, by NCI Staff A patient with metastatic bile duct cancer, treated with immunotherapy using her own mutation-specific T cells, has experienced regression of her metastatic lung and liver tumors that is ongoing for more than 2 years. Credit: National Cancer Institute / Steve Rosenberg, M.D. A team of NCI researchers has reported
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October 26, 2015, by NCI Staff A lab-based study suggests a new therapeutic approach for hard-to-treat cancers like triple-negative breast cancer. Credit: National Cancer Institute A new approach to disrupting genes that promote the development and spread of tumors may hold promise for treating an aggressive and difficult-to-treat type of breast cancer, according to results
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October 16, 2015, by NCI Staff NCI is constantly publishing new information on its websites, so periodically we’ll provide updates on new content of interest to the cancer community. Children with Cancer: A Guide for Parents is a newly revised NCI publication that is intended to help parents cope with the challenges of caring for
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October 14, 2015, by NCI Staff Human colon cancer cells. Credit: National Cancer Institute On September 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a tablet that combines the drugs trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride (Lonsurf®) to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer whose disease progressed after standard treatments. The drug combination was previously known as
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October 8, 2015, by NCI Staff The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), co-sponsored by NCI and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), was honored with the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Partnership for Public Service Sammies gala on October 7. This is the first year for the People’s Choice Award, which was presented to
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October 8, 2015, by Douglas R. Lowy, M.D. Join the Conversation We welcome your comments and invite you to discuss NCI’s Annual Plan and Budget Proposal with the cancer research community. Visit our social media events page for more information. The following is the second in a series of posts from senior NCI scientists and
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October 7, 2015, by NCI Staff NCI’s Dr. Steven Rosenberg has been awarded the 2015 Federal Employee of the Year by the Partnership for Public Service. Credit: Partnership for Public Service / Aaron Clamage The Partnership for Public Service has awarded Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., chief of the Surgery Branch in NCI’s Center for Cancer
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