Cancer Information Highlights, March 14, 2018

National Cancer Institute

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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
Video--Statistics on Rare Cancer
doctor speaking with patient   What is a rare cancer? This video explains why more than 500 cancers are considered "rare" as well as their incidence and survival trends.
Promoting Exercise in Young Cancer Survivors
screen shot of game   Results from a pilot study suggest that an interactive website may encourage young people who have finished cancer treatment to exercise regularly. Find out more about the next phase of this research.
Analysis of Lung Cancer Screening

Who is most likely to benefit from lung cancer screening? A recent analysis led by the Veterans Health Administration seeks to answer this complicated question.
Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

Birth control pills are linked to increased risk for some cancers and reduced risk for others. Read this updated fact sheet that summarizes the research on the relationship between the use of birth control pills and cancer.
New Approval for Advanced Kidney Cancer
doctor speaking with patient   Approval for the targeted therapy cabozantinib (Cabometyx) has been expanded to include newly diagnosed patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Delaying Metastases and Prolonging Survival in Prostate Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved apalutamide (Erleada) for men with prostate cancer that has not spread. Learn about the trial that led to this approval.
PDQ Summary Updates
Bile Duct Cancer Treatment

We’ve revised our PDQ summary on treatment for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) with updated descriptions and new illustrations of the different stages.
Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer Treatment

We’ve updated our PDQ summary on treatment for renal cell cancer to include the latest tests used to diagnose and stage the disease as well as updated descriptions and illustrations of the different stages.
Drug Information Updates
Abemaciclib Use in Breast Cancer

We’ve updated our drug information summary for abemaciclib (Verzenio) to include a recent approval from FDA. Abemaciclib is now approved, in combination with aromatase inhibitors, as first-line therapy in postmenopausal women who have certain types of breast cancer.
Durvalumab for Lung Cancer

We’ve added a new indication to our drug information summary for durvalumab (Imfinzi). It was recently approved by FDA to treat certain types of lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery.
Also of Interest
Colon and Rectal Cancer

In observance of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, learn about colon and rectal cancer treatment, causes and prevention, and research news.
Types of Cancer Treatment

Most people with cancer receive a combination of treatments. Learn about the different types of cancer treatment, how they work against cancer, side effects each treatment may cause, and what you can expect during treatment.
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

There are currently 69 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers that form the backbone of NCI’s programs for studying and controlling cancer. Use our tool to find a cancer center, and learn the role they play in cancer research.