Fertility | Immunotherapy | CML, Cancer Information Highlights, 01/06/2021

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Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
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Fertility Preservation Safe for Young Women
fertility expert views an egg through the microscope   Fertility preservation for young women with breast cancer doesn’t raise their risk of dying in the following decades. The findings support that it is safe to offer fertility preservation to women who want it.
Could Drugs That Lower Cholesterol Improve Immunotherapy?
illustration shows how Immune cells find cancer cells by scanning their surface for the MHC I protein.   Drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may improve how well cancer immune checkpoint inhibitors work. The cholesterol-lowering drugs appear to improve the ability of checkpoint inhibitors to find tumors and slow their growth.
Steroids May Limit How Well Immunotherapy Works for Brain Cancer

Steroids are often used to manage symptoms caused by brain tumors. But a new study supports evidence that these treatments may limit how well immunotherapy works.
Stopping Treatment Is Safe, Improves Quality of Life for Some with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
person sitting on couch, holding their head as if they are uncomfortable   Until recently, drugs for CML known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) had to be taken every day for life. Research now shows that for some people these drugs can be safely stopped and that quality of life improves when they are.
Coronavirus Antibodies Prevent Reinfection

In a study using data from more than 3 million people, NCI researchers have found that people who have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appear to have some protection against being infected with the virus again.
Video—Medulloblastoma Survivor’s Journey

Ken, a medulloblastoma survivor, talks about his experience with a rare brain tumor, including treatment, side effects, and life after cancer.

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