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Monoclonal Antibodies Video | COVID-19 | Immunotherapy, Cancer Information Highlights, July 9, 2020

Monoclonal Antibodies Video | COVID-19 | Immunotherapy, Cancer Information Highlights, July 9, 2020

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—How Monoclonal Antibodies Treat Cancer
monoclonal antibody  Monoclonal antibodies are proteins produced in the lab that are designed to attach to specific targets on cancer cells. This video explains the different types of monoclonal antibodies and how they work to treat cancer.
Coronavirus Forces Changes to Clinical Trials
illustration shows monoclonal antibody in action In response to the pandemic, cancer researchers are changing their approach to clinical trials. Learn more about these changes and how they may affect clinical trials going forward.
Study Sheds Light on Timing of Immunotherapy for Advanced Bladder Cancer

Results from a new study show that, for most people with advanced bladder cancer, starting immunotherapy shortly after chemotherapy is better than taking a break.
Artificial Intelligence Improves Cervical Cancer Screening

In a new study of women with HPV, a computer program improved cervical cancer screening when compared with a Pap test. This new process may help find more precancers and reduce false positive test results.
FDA Approvals

We’ve updated our drug summary for avelumab (Bavencio) to include a recent approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Avelumab is now approved as maintenance therapy in patients whose urothelial cancer did not get worse during or after treatment with platinum chemotherapy.
Also of Interest
Telehealth: What You Need to Know about a Virtual Doctor Visit

Hospitals and medical offices across the nation are using telehealth so people do not need to make unnecessary trips to get medical care. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of telehealth and how to prepare for a visit.
Coronavirus and Cancer

Many people with cancer have questions about coronavirus. This new web page presents information about coronavirus and COVID-19, including:

  • what patients with cancer should know about the virus
  • how the disease may affect their cancer care
  • research studies for people with cancer and COVID-19
  • news about NCI’s response to COVID-19

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