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Cancer Information Highlights

Cancer Information Highlights

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Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI

The NCI-MATCH study is now on hold during a pre-planned pause in enrollment. In this update, Dr. Barbara Conley (NCI-MATCH Study Chair) explains the trial's status and plans for its future.
Clinical trials phases - video in Phases of Clinical Trials Video

Clinical trials to test new cancer treatments involve a series of steps, called phases. This video explains what's involved in the three main phases.
NCI Budget Fact Book NCI Budget Fact Book Released

The Budget Fact Book provides a summary of how NCI distributed its fiscal year 2014 $4.9 billion budget among its research programs. It also describes NCI funding policies related to research grant awards.
tablet screen Cancer Pain

We've renamed our PDQ "Pain" summary and updated the information about how cancer pain is assessed, drugs used to relieve cancer pain, and treatment in older patients.
Ovarian Epithelial, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer

We've updated our PDQ summary with newer images depicting all stages of this cancer.

We've updated our PDQ summary to include intravitreal chemotherapy as a treatment for progressive or recurrent retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye.
Eribulin Mesylate

We've added the recent approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of this drug to treat liposarcoma, a type of soft tissue sarcoma.
Also of Interest
More about the NCI-MATCH Trial

Here we explain what the NCI-MATCH Trial is, why it is unique, and how it works.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Eribulin mesylate (Halaven) was recently approved to treat liposarcoma. It is the first drug proven to help patients with liposarcoma live longer. Liposarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma. Learn about the different types of soft tissue sarcoma and how they are treated.
Common Cancer Types

This page lists incidence and mortality statistics for cancers that are diagnosed most often in the United States. We've recently updated the page with 2016 estimates.

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