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Study shows incidence rates of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer rising

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:00

An NCI-led study shows rates for aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer rose rapidly among women ages 30 to 79 from 2000–2015. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also reveal racial disparities in incidence and survival rates.

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Harnessing T-cell “stemness” could enhance cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:00

A new study provides insight into how cancer immunotherapy works and suggests ways to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness. The NCI-led study, published in Science, examined the effect of high potassium levels on T cells.

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Szent-Györgyi Prize to honor NCI’s Steven A. Rosenberg

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00

The 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research will be awarded to NCI’s Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., for his pioneering role in the development of immunotherapy.

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