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Cancer Information Highlights, July 6, 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, July 6, 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
Video—Update on US Cancer Survival: Did You Know?
doctor talking with patient Watch this video to learn about factors that affect cancer survival rates, improvements in screening and treatment, and the 5-year survival rates for several types of cancer.
For Some Patients with Melanoma, Removing More Lymph Nodes Does Not Improve Survival
A sentinel lymph node biopsy of the skin. Results from a large international clinical trial suggest that a conservative approach to lymph node surgery may be best for people with melanoma that has spread from the skin to only one or a small number of nearby lymph nodes.
FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Tumors with Specific Genetic Features
double helix and human silhouette The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the targeted therapy drug pembrolizumab for patients with solid tumors that have specific genetic features. This is the first approval based on genetic features, rather than where in the body the cancer began.
Targeted Therapy Approved for ALK-positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

FDA has approved the targeted therapy drug ceritinib for non-small cell lung cancer that has a change in the ALK gene.
Test Could Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies to Detect Prostate Cancer

Findings from a new study show testing for two markers in urine may help some men avoid an unnecessary biopsy to detect prostate cancer.
PDQ Summary Updates
Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment

We updated many sections of our PDQ summary on oropharyngeal cancer treatment, especially the sections on treatment for stages III, IV, and recurrent oropharyngeal cancer.
Also of Interest
Self-Image and Sexuality

Cancer and its treatment can change how you look and feel about yourself. This page covers strategies for coping with body changes, changes in your intimate relationships and sex life, and dating.

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. This page is your gateway to information about the different types of leukemia, how the different types are treated, and basic statistics.
Off-Label Drug Use in Cancer Treatment

Learn what off-label drug use is, how it is used in cancer treatment, questions to ask your doctor about it, and more.

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