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Cancer Information Highlights, September 8, 2016

Cancer Information Highlights, September 8, 2016

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI
graph comparing incidence and mortality across races 

We recently added basic information about cancer disparities in the U.S., including examples of differences in the number of new cases and deaths among certain populations.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved pembrolizumab for the treatment of some patients with an advanced form of head and neck cancer. The approval is for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that got worse during or after treatment with chemotherapy.

Dr. Nick Restifo, a senior investigator in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, discusses his recently published study. His research finds that oxygen can help cancer spread to the lungs by weakening cancer-killing immune cells.
PDQ on tablet 

We’ve added information about weight-related effects to our PDQ summary about late effects of treatment for childhood cancer.

We’ve updated our PDQ summary on unusual cancers of childhood with new information about thyroid tumors in children. This includes an update to the risk factors linked to childhood thyroid tumors and to the tests and procedures used to diagnose thyroid tumors and determine their stage.
pharmacist looking at vial 

We’ve added a new summary about the drug combination called PEB. It is used in children to treat certain types of malignant tumors that are outside of the brain.
Also of Interest

This information may help answer questions that parents, children with cancer, and their siblings might have. Learn ways to help yourself and your children cope during this difficult time.

This booklet is for parents who have a child with cancer. Available as a PDF and ebook, it covers treatment, coping and support, health issues, integrative medicine, advanced cancer, and survivorship.

This page covers unique issues related to cancer in young people, including treatment, follow-up care, and coping, as well as related research.

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