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Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer deaths continue downward trend; modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer
10/27/2022

Overall cancer death rates continued to fall among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.


Monica Bertagnolli begins work as 16th director of the National Cancer Institute
10/03/2022

Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., begins her tenure as the 16th director of the National Cancer Institute on October 3, 2022. She previously served as the Richard E. Wilson Professor of Surgery in the field of surgical oncology at Harvard Medical School, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a member of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment and Sarcoma Centers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


A healthy lifestyle may help former smokers lower their risk of death from all causes
9/22/2022

A new study finds that former smokers who stick to a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dying from all causes, including cancer and heart and lung disease, than those who don’t have healthy habits.


NCI study of tea drinkers in the UK suggests health benefits from black tea
8/29/2022

A prospective study of half a million tea drinkers in the U.K. suggests potential mortality benefits of drinking black tea may be associated with a lower risk of death.


Many types of leisure time activity may lower risk of death for older adults
8/24/2022

A study found equivalent amounts of 7 different activities were associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.


NCI awards $23 million to establish centers of excellence to study telehealth for cancer care
8/18/2022

NCI awards $23 million to academic institutions to establish centers of excellence to conduct research on the role of telehealth in delivering cancer care.


Interferon treatment may reduce severity of COVID-19 in people with certain genetic factors
7/14/2022

In patients with certain variations in the OAS1 gene, treatment for severe COVID-19 with interferons, a type of protein that can help the body’s immune system fight infections, decreased the viral load of SARS-CoV-2, a new study found.


COVID-19 was third leading cause of death in the United States in both 2020 and 2021
7/05/2022

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States between March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by researchers at the National Cancer Institute.


Four multinational, interdisciplinary teams selected to address major challenges in cancer
6/16/2022

The Cancer Grand Challenges Program will award $100 million to four interdisciplinary teams from around the world to solve some of the toughest challenges in cancer research. Each team will receive $25 million over 5 years.


In people with HIV, treating precancerous anal lesions cuts risk of anal cancer by more than half
6/15/2022

Results from the NCI-supported ANCHOR study show that treating anal precancerous growths known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HSIL, reduces the chance that anal cancer will develop by more than half.