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Recent Press Releases
- NCI opens online platform to submit ideas about research for Cancer Moonshot
April 18, 2016
NCI has launched an online platform to enable the research community and the public to submit ideas on the National Cancer Moonshot efforts.
- Blue Ribbon Panel announced to help guide Vice President Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative
April 4, 2016
The Blue Ribbon Panel, a working group of the National Cancer Advisory Board, will recommend how best to advance the themes of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Panel members represent a spectrum of scientific areas, cancer advocacy groups, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
- Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline; Increase in Liver Cancer Deaths Cause For Concern
March 9, 2016
The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012) shows that death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined, as well as for most cancer sites for men and women, and also for children.
- New study using cryo-electron microscopy shows how potential drugs could inhibit cancer
January 28, 2016
An imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy views, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential drug to a protein in cancer cells.
- TCGA findings on papillary renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer
November 5, 2015
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) report new findings on papillary renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer.
- TCGA study identifies genomic features of invasive lobular breast carcinoma
October 8, 2015
Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified molecular characteristics of a type of breast cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), that distinguishes it from invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), the most common invasive breast cancer subtype.
- Cellular factors that shape the 3D landscape of the genome identified
August 13, 2015
Researchers, using novel large-scale imaging technology, have mapped the spatial location of individual genes in the nucleus of human cells and identified 50 cellular factors required for the proper 3D positioning of genes. These spatial locations play important roles in gene expression, DNA repair, genome stability, and other cellular activities.
- Study shows promise of precision medicine for most common type of lymphoma
July 20, 2015
A clinical trial has shown that patients with a specific molecular subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma are more likely to respond to the drug ibrutinib than patients with another molecular subtype of the disease
- Changing patterns in survival for U.S. women with invasive breast cancer
July 20, 2015
Large-scale study helps clarify factors associated with breast cancer survival in women of all ages.
- TCGA study improves understanding of genetic drivers of cutaneous melanoma
June 18, 2015
A comprehensive analysis of the genome of cutaneous melanoma has provided new insights into the roles of frequently mutated cancer genes and other genomic alterations that drive the development of this disease.