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Study finds premature death rates diverge in the United States by race and ethnicity

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 00:00

Premature death rates declined among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders due mainly to fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and HIV. Rising deaths from accidents, drug overdoses, suicide and liver disease increased rates among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives.

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TCGA study identifies genomic features of cervical cancer

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 00:00

Investigators with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel genomic and molecular characteristics of cervical cancer that will aid in subclassification of the disease and may help target therapies that are most appropriate for each patient.

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New Drug Formulary Will Help Expedite Use of Agents in Clinical Trials

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) today launched a new drug formulary (the “NCI Formulary”) that will enable investigators at NCI-designated Cancer Centers to have quicker access to approved and investigational agents for use in preclinical studies and cancer clinical trials. The NCI Formulary could ultimately translate into speeding the availability of more-effective treatment options to patients with cancer.

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Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00

In an early-phase clinical trial of a new oral drug, selumetinib, children with the common genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas, tumors of the peripheral nerves, tolerated selumetinib and, in most cases, responded to it with tumor shrinkage.

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Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 00:00
In an early-phase clinical trial of a new oral drug, selumetinib, children with the common genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas, tumors of the peripheral nerves, tolerated selumetinib and, in most cases, responded to it with tumor shrinkage.
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Cellular Immunotherapy Targets a Common Human Cancer Mutation

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00

In a study of an immune therapy for colorectal cancer that involved a single patient, researchers identified a method for targeting the cancer-causing protein produced by a mutant form of the KRAS gene.

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Cellular Immunotherapy Targets a Common Human Cancer Mutation

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00
In a study of an immune therapy for colorectal cancer that involved a single patient, researchers identified a method for targeting the cancer-causing protein produced by a mutant form of the KRAS gene.
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No Safe Level of Smoking: Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 00:00

People who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than people who never smoked.

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No Safe Level of Smoking: Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 00:00
People who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death than people who never smoked.
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