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  • Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Test May Be Less Accurate for Black Patients
    on February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    The test, which helps guide treatment decisions, was not as good at predicting the risk of death from breast cancer for Blacks as for Whites, a new study has found. The findings highlight the need for greater racial diversity in research studies.

  • Rate of Suicides Related to Cancer Is Declining
    on February 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Cancer-related suicides dipped each year between 1999 and 2018 in the United States, a recent study has found. Yet, people who have had cancer remain at high risk for suicide and improvements in supportive care are needed, experts say.

  • Cancer Researchers Bring Tools, Experience to COVID-19 Studies
    on February 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, cancer researchers have brought their expertise to coronavirus studies. Their findings have ranged from insights into how the SARS-CoV-2 virus enters cells to the identification of potential COVID-19 therapies.

  • Coronavirus Vaccines and People with Cancer: A Q&A with Dr. Steven Pergam
    on February 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    People with cancer are asking about coronavirus vaccines. Dr. Steven Pergam of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discusses the importance of vaccination for people being treated for cancer, their caregivers, and cancer survivors.

  • Commemorating and Making History: The National Cancer Act 50th Anniversary
    on February 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    The week after the globe recognized World Cancer Day and NCI staff were honored with a virtual visit from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, the NCI director kicks off the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971.

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  • Future of immunotherapy could be 'off-the-shelf' treatments
    on March 1, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Scientists argue that emerging protein-based immunotherapies could lead to highly effective 'off-the-shelf' cancer treatments for more patients.

  • Velcro-like cellular proteins key to tissue strength
    on March 1, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Where do bodily tissues get their strength? New research provides important new clues to this long-standing mystery, identifying how specialized proteins called cadherins join forces to make cells stick -- and stay stuck -- together. The findings could lead to more life-like artificial tissues and tumor busting drugs.

  • New algorithm identifies 'escaping' cells in single-cell CRISPR screens
    on March 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    A team of researchers has developed a new computational tool to help understand the function and regulation of human genes.

  • Mutant gene-targeted immunotherapy approach developed
    on March 1, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    A novel targeted immunotherapy approach employs new antibodies against genetically altered proteins to target cancers.

  • Single cell sequencing opens new avenues for eradicating leukemia at its source
    on March 1, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Cancer stem cells that elude conventional treatments like chemotherapy drive long-term cancer growth and relapse. These cells are difficult to isolate and study because of their low abundance and similarity to other stem cells. Researchers have created a new method that can distinguish cancer stem cells, mature cancer cells and otherwise healthy stem cells based on their genetics and gene expression. The findings open new avenues for cancer research personalised medicine.