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Cancer Information Highlights, January 17, 2018

Cancer Information Highlights, January 17, 2018

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
Can Acupuncture Reduce Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment?
Close-up of hand inserting acupuncture needles A study in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer tested acupuncture as a means to reduce joint pain caused by drugs called aromatase inhibitors.
Drug Combination May Improve Outlook for Some Patients with CLL
Illustration demonstrating how Venetoclax blocks the action of BCL-2, a protein that prevents cell death and is often overexpressed in CLL cells. A recent study looked at whether a new drug combination may be an effective option for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that has stopped responding to treatment.
Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia

In a unique clinical trial, oncologists with experience treating a rare leukemia are doing something simple to help clinicians at hospitals across the country treat their patients.
Stomach Bacteria and Colon and Rectal Cancers

Scientists have discovered a relationship between normal stomach bacteria and colon and rectal cancer. Learn what happened when they used antibiotics in mice with the disease to kill these bacteria.
PDQ Summary Updates
Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytosis (MFH) of Bone Treatment

We’ve revised our treatment summary on osteosarcoma and MFH of bone with updated information on treatment options and the treatments used for different stages of disease.
Drug Information Updates
Pertuzumab Use in Breast Cancer

We’ve updated our drug information summary with an expanded FDA approval. Pertuzumab is now approved for use as adjuvant therapy in patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer that has a high risk of recurrence.
Also of Interest

This page summarizes research findings about acupuncture as a treatment for cancer as well as problems that cancer causes.
Palliative Care in Cancer

Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. This fact sheet covers where, when, and why someone may get this type of care.
Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women

This publication is for women who have had abnormal cervical cancer screening results. From this page, you can read more about the publication and download a PDF or e-book.

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