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Cancer Information Highlights, April 12, 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, April 12, 2017

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
Understanding “Chemobrain” and Cognitive Impairment after Cancer Treatment
An image of the human brain using colors and shapes to show neurological differences between two people. Researchers are studying what factors might predict who is more at risk of “chemobrain” after cancer treatment and what can be done to lessen its impact.
Targeted Cancer Drug May Also Help Protect Fertility
couple talking with doctor Findings from a new study in mice suggest that a class of targeted cancer drugs called mTOR inhibitors may have another use in some younger women being treated for cancer: preserving their fertility.
Blinatumomab Extends Survival for Patients with Advanced Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Results from a phase III randomized controlled trial show that patients with advanced ALL who received an immunotherapy drug called blinatumomab (Blincyto®) lived longer than patients who received standard chemotherapy regimens.
Head and Neck Cancer Fact Sheet

The information about risk factors, statistics, and HPV vaccines has been updated in this fact sheet.
PDQ Summary Updates
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

In our PDQ summary on the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma in children, we’ve updated the information on targeted therapy used to treat the disease.
Drug Information Updates
Amifostine for Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

We've added a new drug summary for amifostine. It is used to prevent toxic effects on the kidneys and dry mouth caused by certain cancer treatments.
Also of Interest
Chronic Inflammation

Learn about the difference between inflammation and chronic inflammation, what might cause chronic inflammation, and what researchers know so far about its link to cancer.
Memory or Concentration Problems

Cancer treatments may cause difficulty with thinking, concentrating, or remembering. Learn ways to manage these problems and questions to ask your doctor.
Sexual and Fertility Problems in Women

Many cancer treatments and some types of cancer can cause sexual and fertility-related side effects. Learn about the treatments that may cause these side effects and questions to ask your doctor.

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