The novel COVID-19 outbreak has affected more than 200 countries and territories as of March 2020. Given that patients with cancer are generally more vulnerable to infections, systematic analysis of diverse cohorts of patients with cancer affected...
The 2020 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds overall cancer death rates continue to decline in the United States for all cancer sites combined. A companion study looked at Healthy People 2020 targets for four common cancers.
(Reuters Health) - Cancer deaths in the United States fell 2.2% from 2016 to 201...
NCI Media RelationsProgress on lung cancer helped reduce cancer deaths 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, the largest 1-year drop ever recorded. @NCIDirector told @JDSteenhuysen@Reuters “The report shows a continued striking decline in overall cancer mortality in the United States”
In 2015, an anti-vaccination campaign in Ireland caused a sudden fall in the uptake of the HPV vaccine. Then Laura Brennan got involved.
NCI Media RelationsCancer researcher @drg1985 discusses how to effectively counter medical misinformation, including false claims about cancer prevention and treatment, in video op-ed produced by @AdamWestbrook
It’s in everyone’s benefit if physicians participate in research.
NCI Media RelationsAuthors of @nytimes opinion piece calling for more physician-scientists, "professionals who bring a human understanding of patients to medical research, and a researcher’s expertise to improving patients’ lives", cite @NCIDrDougLowy as a leading example
Nearly half of phase 3 cancer clinical trials carried out by the NCI-sponsored SWOG Cancer Research Network were associated with clinical care guidelines or new drug approvals, a study in JAMA Network Open shows.
Even when clinical trial data did include information on a patient’s race, the trials had far fewer black and Hispanic participants than expected.
NCI Media RelationsArticle by @meggophone@statnews on study highlighting need for better reporting & representation in cancer trials sponsored by drug industry. Blacks, Hispanics consistently underrepresented in landmark trials that led to FDA approval of new cancer drugs
The Childhood Cancer Data Initiative focuses on the critical need to collect, analyze, and share data to address childhood cancer.
NCI Media RelationsScientific stakeholders & leaders from academia, government, industry, and advocacy organizations will gather next week for the National Cancer Institute’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) Symposium. Learn more about CCDI: bit.ly/2SKClob #data4ChildhoodCancer. pic.twitter.com/Zkv4gmf7Wl