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Recent Press Releases
- Increased Physical Activity Associated with Lower Risk of 13 Types of Cancer
May 16, 2016
A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different types of cancer; the risk of developing seven cancer types was 20 percent lower among the most active participants as compared with the least active participants.
- Analysis of rare endocrine cancer reveals novel genetic alterations
May 9, 2016
A molecular characterization of adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare cancer of the adrenal cortex, analyzed 91 cases for alterations in the tumor genomes and identified several novel genetic mutations as likely mechanisms driving the disease as well as whole genome doubling as a probable driver of the disease.
- Elevated bladder cancer risk in New England and arsenic in drinking water from private wells
May 2, 2016
A new study has found that drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to the elevated risk of bladder cancer that has been observed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for over 50 years.
- 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.