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Norman Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 23:00

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D., becomes the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He comes to NCI from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 23:00

TMIST, the first randomized trial comparing two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is enrolling participants. Developed by ECOG-ACRIN and NCI, the trial is comparing 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers.

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NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller to receive 2017 Lasker Award

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 23:00

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of HPV vaccines.

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NCI study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 23:00

A new NCI study identifies genes in cancer cells that are necessary for them to be killed by T cells, and therefore could be partially responsible for why immunotherapy doesn’t work in some patients.

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