jueves, 7 de diciembre de 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, December 7, 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, December 7, 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
An Important Moment in Tobacco Control
Tobacco corrective statements This blog describes the court-ordered “corrective statements” that the three major US tobacco companies are required to print in newspapers and run on TV during prime time over the next year.
Video—Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Did You Know?
Screencapture of HPV video Learn about the HPV virus and its relationship to cancer. Find out how it is transmitted, who is most at risk, and the vaccine that can prevent it.
Video—The Latest in Research for Advanced Breast Cancer
Thumbnail of video If you missed the live broadcast, you can now watch the recording of our Facebook Live event. Listen to NCI’s Dr. Stan Lipkowitz and Dr. Alexandra Zimmer discuss the latest research for advanced breast cancer.
Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention

Antioxidants are substances that may prevent cancer by protecting cells from the damage caused by free radicals. This updated fact sheet summarizes cancer prevention research that has been done on antioxidants.
Endometrial Cancer Incidence Rising in the US and Worldwide
Endometrial cancer incidence Rates of disease vary widely among countries, and this blog post explains where incidence rates are highest and some possible causes for the rise.
Dasatinib Approved by FDA for Some Children with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

The approval is for the treatment of children with chronic myelogenous leukemia whose cancer cells express the Philadelphia chromosome and whose disease is in a relatively early stage.
PDQ Summary Updates
Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer

In our PDQ summary on late effects of treatment for childhood cancer, we’ve updated the section about second cancers that may be caused by treatment.
Drug Information Updates
Dasatinib for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in Children

We’ve updated our drug information summary on dasatinib, which was recently approved by FDA to treat certain children with CML. It was previously approved for use in adults only.
Brentuximab Vedotin for Lymphoma

Brentuximab vedotin was recently approved by FDA to treat primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma and certain types of mycosis fungoides.
Sunitinib Malate for Use in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Sunitinib malate is now approved as an adjuvant therapy for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have a high risk of recurrent cancer. RCC is a type of kidney cancer.
Also of Interest
Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Look up easy-to-understand definitions for more than 8,000 words and phrases related to cancer and medicine.
When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer

In this guide for teens who have a brother or sister with cancer, find out what has helped other young people get through this tough time.
Recurrent Cancer: When Cancer Comes Back

Cancer can come back when treatment doesn’t fully remove or destroy all the cancer cells. Learn about the different types of recurrence and how recurrent cancer is restaged and treated.
Cancer Information Highlights, December 7, 2017

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