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Cancer Information Highlights, March 28, 2018

Cancer Information Highlights, March 28, 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
Rectal Cancer Facebook Live Event
March Facebook LiveTune into the NCI Facebook page on March 29 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET to learn about rectal cancer treatments and research, including an overview of clinical trials that are now open. This event features Dr. Carmen Allegra of NCI and the University of Florida and Dr. Debra Schrag of Harvard University.

Eating Hints
Eating Hints coverCheck out the recently updated Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment. This publication explains why people undergoing treatment for cancer may have eating problems, identifies the types of eating problems they might have, and suggests ways to manage them.
Can the Number of Colorectal Polyps Be Reduced in Certain High-Risk People?

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a cancer syndrome that runs in certain families. People with FAP can develop hundreds to thousands of polyps in the colon and rectum. Learn about a drug combination that may reduce polyps in people with FAP.
Many Men with Penile Cancer Do Not Get Recommended Treatment

Many men with penile cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes do not receive recommended treatments that could help them live longer. Learn about the challenges in treating and making progress against this disease.
New Approval of Targeted Therapy Expands Initial Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved uses for the targeted therapy drug abemaciclib (Verzenio). Learn about this drug and how it can be used in women with advanced breast cancer.
Experimental Targeted Therapy Shows Promise, Regardless of Cancer Type

Early results suggest that a targeted therapy called larotrectinib may be effective in adult and pediatric patients with a wide variety of cancer types.
PDQ Summary Updates
Bladder Cancer

We’ve updated our PDQ summary on treatment for bladder cancer to include the latest tests used to stage the disease as well as updated descriptions and illustrations of the different stages.
Also of Interest
Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

There are several effective tests that help doctors find colon and rectal cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Learn about these tests, how to decide which one to use, and what to expect if you have an abnormal result.
How to Find a Clinical Trial

Use our search tool to find a clinical trial, use our checklist to gather the information you’ll need, and connect with an information specialist who can help.
Using Trusted Resources

There are many websites, books, and magazines that provide health information to the public, but not all of them are trustworthy. Learn how to recognize trusted and credible health information, whether in print or online.
Cancer Information Highlights, March 28, 2018

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