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International research teams explore genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation
4/22/2021

One study examined whether genetic changes associated with exposure to radiation from the 1986 accident were passed from parent to child. A second study documented the genetic changes in thyroid tumors from people exposed as children or fetuses to radiation from the accident.


Engineered immune cells deliver anticancer signal, prevent cancer from spreading
3/24/2021

In an NCI study, treating mice with engineered immune cells shrank tumors and prevented the cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. The immunotherapy approach shows promise as a potential treatment for metastatic cancer.


NCI statement on ending structural racism in biomedical research
3/02/2021

Statement from the National Cancer Institute in support of the NIH UNITE initiative to end structural racism in biomedical research. NCI Director Dr. Norman Sharpless describes NCI’s equity and inclusion efforts.


NCI study finds that people with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have a low risk of future infection
2/24/2021

A prior infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appears to protect, at least for a few months, against reinfection from the virus, according to an NCI study. The finding may have important public health implications.


Fecal microbiota transplants help patients with advanced melanoma respond to immunotherapy
2/04/2021

For patients with cancers that do not respond to immunotherapy drugs, the use of fecal transplants to modify the gut microbiome may help some of these patients respond to the immunotherapy drugs.


Some postmenopausal women with breast cancer may forgo chemotherapy
12/09/2020

Some postmenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer may not benefit from chemotherapy and can safely forgo the treatment, according to clinical trial results presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.


Study of “exceptional responders” yields clues to cancer and potential treatments
11/19/2020

A comprehensive analysis of patients with cancer who had exceptional responses to therapy has revealed molecular changes in the patients’ tumors that may explain some of the exceptional responses.


NCI, NIBIB award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
9/15/2020

NCI and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have awarded seven contracts to develop digital health solutions, like smartphone apps, wearable devices, and software, that help address the COVID-19 pandemic.


NCI, Cancer Research UK launch Cancer Grand Challenges partnership to support bold new ideas for cancer research
8/27/2020

NCI and Cancer Research UK will partner to fund Cancer Grand Challenges, an international initiative to address profound and unanswered questions in cancer research.


New treatments spur sharp reduction in lung cancer mortality rate
8/12/2020

Mortality rates from the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), have fallen sharply in the United States in recent years, due primarily to recent advances in treatment, an NCI study shows.