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Biden-Harris Administration launches initiative to improve cancer outcomes in low-income areas

NCI has awarded $50 million to establish five new centers to study interventions for improving cancer outcomes in persistent poverty communities.

NCI’s ComboMATCH initiative will test new drug combinations guided by tumor biology

ComboMATCH will consist of numerous phase 2 cancer treatment trials that aim to identify promising drug combinations that can advance to larger, more definitive clinical trials.

NCI study outlines opportunities to achieve President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot goal of reducing cancer death rates in the United States

A new study has outlined opportunities for achieving President Biden and First Lady Biden’s Cancer Moonshot goal of reducing the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next 25 years.

Pragmatica-Lung Study, a streamlined model for future cancer clinical trials, begins enrolling patients

NCI has helped launch the Pragmatica-Lung Study, a phase 3 randomized clinical trial of a two-drug combination to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The simplified trial design aims to increase accessibility for participants.

NCI study finds that immunotherapy substantially increases survival of people with lymphomatoid granulomatosis

An NCI study shows that people with low-grade lymphomatoid granulomatosis who are treated with interferon alfa-2b, a type of immunotherapy, can live for decades after diagnosis.

Cancer Grand Challenges announces global research funding opportunity with nine new challenges

As part of the Cancer Grand Challenges program, NCI and Cancer Research UK have announced nine new research challenges to tackle profound problems in cancer research.

NCI clinical trial leads to atezolizumab approval for advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma

A clinical trial led by NCI has resulted in FDA approval of the immunotherapy drug atezolizumab (Tecentriq) to treat advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma.

Statement from Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

A statement from the National Cancer Institute by NCI Director Monica M. Bertagnolli, M.D., about her recent diagnosis with early breast cancer.

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

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

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.