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Comprehensive Cancer Information

WebNCI has 30 divisions, offices, and centers who work together to build, maintain, and enhance a cohesive and comprehensive cancer research agenda. Advisory Boards and Review Groups. NCI relies on advisory committees to provide advice on the National Cancer Program, NCI scientific priorities, and more. Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer

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Cancer Prevention Overview (PDQ®)

WebPrevention is defined as the reduction of cancer mortality via reduction in the incidence of cancer. This can be accomplished by avoiding a carcinogen or altering its metabolism; pursuing lifestyle or dietary practices that modify cancer-causing factors or genetic predispositions; medical interventions (e.g., chemoprevention) or risk-reducing …

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Adjuvant Keytruda Improves Kidney Cancer Survival

WebThe immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) has rapidly become one of the most widely used cancer treatments. Based on updated results from a large clinical trial, the drug is now part of an important milestone in the treatment of kidney cancer—specifically, clear-cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common form of the …

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NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

WebIn 1995, the NCI launched the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, a cohort that was and remains the largest prospective in-depth study examining the relationship between diet, lifestyle, and cancer risk. In partnership with AARP, more than 567,000 older Americans participated in the study which helped redefine research on diet and health.

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Research Areas: Cancer and Public Health

WebNCI supports a diverse array of research that is helping to address issues in cancer-related public health. This research relies on extensive resources, often requires the participation of a large number of people, and can span many years. NCI plays an important role in public health research by conducting and funding large research studies and

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Sexual and Gender Minority Cancer Research Methodology: …

WebSeveral NCI Behavioral Research Program grantees will present findings and discuss important methodological issues in working with SGM communities and community partners.

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Aligned Blog: Celebrating National Minority Health Month: …

WebBy Brenda Adjei, Ed.D., M.P.A., Associate Director, Office of Healthcare Delivery and Equity Research April is National Minority Health Month - a month dedicated to raising awareness about improving the health of racial and ethnic minority communities and reducing health disparities.. This year’s theme "Be the Source for Better Health: …

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Connect for Cancer Prevention Study

WebThe Connect for Cancer Prevention Study is a research study from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Connect is a study to better understand the causes of cancer and how to prevent it.

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Protocol Coordinator

WebFor the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRPD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis.

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microRNA-Based Liquid Biopsy Detects Early Pancreatic Cancer

WebThe test is a liquid biopsy, a type of test that uses blood or other bodily fluids to detect or monitor cancer. For the vast majority of people with pancreatic cancer, their cancer is found when it has already crept into other organs and can’t be removed with surgery. That’s because early-stage disease doesn’t cause obvious symptoms, and

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GDC BAM Slicing Webinar Presentation NCI Genomic Data …

WebGDC BAM Slicing Webinar Presentation. GDC-BAM_Slicing_Webinar_June2023_Compliant_1.pdf.

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Approach Integrates Cancer Symptom Management into Routine …

WebStepped collaborative care is an approach for managing symptoms such as depression, pain, and fatigue in people with cancer. It includes psychotherapy and medication if the symptoms are not reduced by psychotherapy alone. A person’s symptoms are assessed every 4 weeks. If the symptoms are not in the normal range, health care …

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President Biden Appoints EIAP Scholar Dr. Edjah Nduom to Serve …

WebThe NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is pleased to share exciting news about an Early Investigator Advancement Program (EIAP) scholar—Edjah Nduom, M.D., FAANS—who was appointed by President Biden to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) on May 10, 2024.. Dr. Nduom’s roles include serving as the …

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Prostate Cancer—Patient Version

WebProstate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, and finding and treating it before symptoms occur may not improve men’s health. Start here to find information on prostate cancer treatment, research, causes and prevention, screening, and statistics.

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World No Tobacco Day 2024

WebNow, 60 years later, the World No Tobacco Day 2024 theme is ‘Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference’. While public health leaders were expressing concern in the early 1960s over tobacco industry advertising and smoking teenagers, the Surgeon General’s report had little to say about protecting children or tobacco industry

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Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit

WebPancreatic cancer. Kidney cancer. Bladder cancer. Cervical cancer. Acute myeloid leukemia. A smoker’s risk of cancer can be 2 to 10 times higher than it is for a person who never smoked. This depends on how much and how long the person smoked. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

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Cell Phones and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

WebThere are two main reasons why people are concerned that cell (or mobile) phones might have the potential to cause certain types of cancer or other health problems: Cell phones emit radiation (in the form of radiofrequency radiation, or radio waves ), and cell phone use is widespread. Even a small increase in cancer risk from cell phones would

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Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

WebAccording to IARC, there is sufficient evidence that asbestos causes mesothelioma (a relatively rare cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen), and cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovary ( 8 ). In fact, it is thought that most mesotheliomas are due to asbestos exposure ( 9 ). There is limited evidence that asbestos exposure

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Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer

WebElectric and magnetic fields are invisible areas of energy (also called radiation) that are produced by electricity, which is the movement of electrons, or current, through a wire. An electric field is produced by voltage, which is the pressure used to push the electrons through the wire, much like water being pushed through a pipe.

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Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting

WebSmoking harms nearly every bodily organ and organ system in the body and diminishes a person’s overall health. Smoking causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, cervix, colon, and rectum, as well as acute myeloid leukemia ( 1 – 3 ). Smoking also causes heart disease, stroke

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