Month: July 2016

July 27, 2016, by NCI Staff A new study shows that people previously treated for melanoma can have a partner successfully help them monitor their skin for new melanomas. Credit: National Cancer Institute People who have previously been treated for melanoma—and are therefore at high risk for developing a second melanoma—can team up with a
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July 21, 2016, by NCI Staff A patient receiving chemotherapy via a port that’s been placed in his chest. Credit: National Cancer Institute A drug currently used to treat several psychiatric conditions can help prevent nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy, according to results from a large NCI-funded phase III clinical trial. Patients in
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July 20, 2016, by NCI Staff Anthrax toxin consists of three proteins that individually are nontoxic. The protein known as protective antigen (left) binds to two receptors on cells that have been implicated in the growth of new blood vessels in tumors. Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 (David S. Goodsell) Armed with a greater understanding of
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July 15, 2016, by NCI Staff This Cancer Close Up image of a polyploid giant cancer cell (PGCC) from triple-negative breast cancer can be downloaded for free from the NCI Visuals Online website. Credit: National Cancer Institute NCI is constantly publishing new information on its websites, so periodically we provide updates on new content of
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July 8, 2016, by NCI Staff The aging of the U.S. population will result in a substantial increase in the number of older cancer survivors over the next quarter century, particularly those 85 and older, according to a new study by NCI researchers. Using statistical models to analyze population data, the researchers estimated that the
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July 5, 2016, by Robert T. Croyle, Ph.D. One of the biggest dangers we face in public health is prematurely declaring victory over a major health threat. Nowhere is that more true than in the case of tobacco use. Smoking rates have dropped precipitously over the past several decades—a monumental achievement that resulted from implementing
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