Thursday Jul 24
New screening recommendations for lung cancer
Each year, lung cancer kills half of those diagnosed and more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.
Thursday Jul 24
HPV Test vs. The Pap Smear: Which Detects Cancer Better?
When it comes to detecting cervical cancer, the Pap test has been the gold standard for more than 60 years.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Medical News Today
Scientists discover gene that stops spread of deadly lung cancer
A team of researchers may have found a promising new route to fighting one of the world's deadliest cancers.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Community will have to kick in to make Cincinnati a magnet for cancer research
Millions of dollars in donations will be sought from the local community to pursue National Cancer Institute designation for the Cincinnati Cancer Center.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Research Will Help Clinicians Attack Hidden Metastatic Tumors
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that enhance a patient's immune response against tumors.
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's What We Know About Cell Phones And Cancer
Cell phones emit "non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation" , not "ionizing radiation" .
The Plain Dealer
HPV screening test does a better job than Pap test at predicting cervical cancer, says NIH study
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute, whose study results showed that HPV tests more accurately reflect a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer than the Pap test, say their findings provide evidence to support the use of HPV and Pap tests together, and the possibility of using the HPV test as the primary screening test for cervical ... (more)
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Statins drug can doublebreast cancer risk
The findings come just as doctors are being told to offer the cholesterol-lowering drugs to millions more people in a massive expansion of prescribing.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
A negative HPV test may predict lower cervical cancer risk than a negative Pap
In the US, cotesting for human papilloma virus and Pap testing for cervical cancer every 5 years for women aged 30-65 years is now recommended.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Huntsman Cancer Institute to Set Up NIH National Clinical Trials Network Site
A team of physician-researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has received nearly $3.6 million over the next five years in a cooperative agreement with the National Institutes of Health to establish a Network Lead Academic Participating Site .
The Moultrie News
Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center receives...
Hollings Cancer Center One of Only 68 U.S. Cancer Centers with NCI Designation and Only NCI-Designated Center in South Carolina The Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year renewal of its National Cancer Institute designation, a distinction held by only 68 cancer centers in the U.S. The Hollings ... (more)
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Digital mammography costlier, shows no detection-rate advantages: study
Despite a nearly $300 million increase in Medicare spending linked to a sharp rise in the use of newer, more-sensitive breast-cancer screening technologies, no changes were seen in early detection rates, a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Charles River loses $12m National Cancer Institute contract
The US National Cancer Institute recently terminated a contract with Charles River Laboratories to supply rodents for cancer research.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Extreme obesity shortens your life more than smoking
Extreme obesity shortens your life more than smoking Researchers from the National Cancer Institute compared normal weight smokers to extremely obese non-smokers.
St. Jude awarded $3.4 million in federal grants
Congressman Steve Cohen today announced three federal grants totaling more than $3.4 million in funding for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital .
National Cancer Institute ends Md. lab mice deal
The National Cancer Institute is terminating its contract with a Frederick, Maryland supplier of hundreds of thousands of genetically engineered laboratory mice.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
New Grant Enables Humanetics To Evaluate Potential Treatment For...
Minneapolis-based Humanetics Corporation has been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate their proprietary radioprotectant compound, BIO 300, as a potential treatment for erectile dysfunction following prostate cancer radiotherapy.
Extreme obesity in adults as deadly as smoking, study says; Kent psychologist gets grant to study obese teens
A study published Tuesday says that extremely obese adults are at greater risk for premature death - similar to that of someone who smokes - than adults who are of normal weight.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
National Institutes of Health
NIH study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years
Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Applied Clinical Trials
Lung Cancer Alliance Commends National Cancer Institute For Its New...
The report, entitled " Scientific Framework for Small Cell Lung Cancer " was mandated by the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2013, which requires the NCI to develop new research plans to provide strategic direction and guidance to accelerate progress against deadly or recalcitrant cancers.