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National Cancer Institute 21h
What are the latest advances in melanoma and other skin cancers?
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Dr. Doug Lowy Oct 18
A recent study showed that liver tumors with greater cell diversity are more responsive to immunotherapy. This finding may eventually help identify those patients who are most likely to benefit from certain treatments.
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
Replying to @double_whammied
For a further detailed response to your question feel free to contact NCI Public Inquires staff at NCIinfo@nih.gov for more information. Take care.
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
Replying to @double_whammied
Thank you for your follow-up question. You may wish to explore the the following resources which address IRB regulations that require an IRB to have a diverse membership and an overview of membership requirements: and .
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
A new study highlights the evolution of treatment for children with neuroblastoma:
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Cancer Epi &Genetics Oct 18
Welcome to the NEW Cancer Prevention Science blog! Check out their first post on the large TMIST screening study.
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
Replying to @double_whammied
We will look into that question and get back to you. Thank you for following up.
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
Finally, the NCI Office of Advocacy Relations works to facilitate interactions between the community and NCI that improve understanding, opportunity, and progress in cancer research: Please feel free to contact us: Take care. 3/3
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
“Facing Forward” also points out that members of institutional review boards also look at informed consent documents and ensure that they are easy to understand for patients. 2/3
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
Thanks for the question. Our booklet, Facing Forward, discusses having a voice in cancer research as an advocate and provides details about joining an institutional review board at a hospital, cancer center, or university. Please see pages 23/24 (PDF) 1/3
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NCI Cancer Control Oct 16
Check out our collection of observational post-diagnosis data collated over decades from federal agencies, surveys, registries, cohorts, and more, to help scientists answer key questions.
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NCI Cancer Data Science Oct 17
It’s not too late to join the team and develop a solution to make data findable. Pre-register now to compete for cash prizes that will be awarded to first, second, and third place challenge winners:
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National Cancer Institute Oct 18
What is a human tumor atlas? Here's an overview: (PDF)
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Replying to @kimiielizabeth
Thank you for the question. There are active vaccine treatment clinical trials to treat patients with a variety of different types of cancers. For help searching, please contact our Cancer Information Service at to speak with a Clinical Trials Specialist.
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Thanks to for including Dr. Lowy in the Chasing Cancer panel with ’s Dr. Rick Pazdur and ’s Dr. Ellen Sigal and .
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Replying to @theNCI
Further evidence of progress against cancer is a renewed sense of enthusiasm and optimism among investigators, Dr. Lowy said, noting that applications to NCI for research funding increased by 50% recently.
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Replying to @theNCI
Dr. Lowy added, “The issue of financial toxicity and bankruptcy is an issue for far too many patients with cancer.” Here's our summary on :
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Replying to @theNCI
Patients with cancer, including former President JimmyCarter, have benefited from new treatments, such as drugs that harness the immune system against tumors, Dr. Lowy said in the discussion:
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Replying to @theNCI
And here’s our updated fact sheet on the HPV vaccine:
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National Cancer Institute Oct 17
Replying to @NCIEpiTraining
Here’s a summary of the clinical trial comparing one dose of the HPV vaccine and two doses:
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