Cancer Information Highlights

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Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI
Drs. Yarchoan and Uldrick  

Clinical Trials Produce Practice-Changing Results for Brain Cancer


Results from two clinical trials showed that patients treated with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide (Temodar) and radiation therapy lived longer, without their cancer getting worse, than patients who received radiation therapy alone.


Types of research infographic  

Types of Cancer Research Infographic


In general, biomedical research falls into four categories, each of which is needed to advance cancer research. This new infographic describes basic research, clinical research, population-based research, and translational research.

PDQ on tablet  

Childhood Vascular Tumors Treatment


We’ve added a new PDQ summary on childhood vascular tumors. The summary describes many different types of vascular tumors that may occur in childhood. It also includes information about the diagnosis of these tumors, signs and symptoms, and different types of treatment.

Also of Interest

Lung Cancer


June is Men’s Health Month. Take this opportunity to learn about lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death among men. Our lung cancer gateway page has information about lung cancer treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, screening, clinical trials, research, and statistics.


Feelings and Cancer


Dealing with the different side effects and life changes of cancer treatment can be hard on you emotionally as well as physically. Learn about the feelings you might have during cancer treatment and ways to cope with them.


Advance Directives


Advance directives are legal papers that tell your loved ones and doctors what kind of medical care you want if you can't tell them yourself. Learn how to take action now to give someone you trust the right to make medical decisions for you.