Survivorship | Acupuncture | Chernobyl, Cancer Information Highlights, 04/28/2021

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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
Cancer Survivorship Is as Unique as the Survivor
NCA50 logo   Chuck Rose, a creative director at NCI, shares his story about living with metastatic prostate cancer. Also, read survivor–advocate Matthew Zachary’s story on meeting the needs of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
Can Acupuncture Help Cancer Survivors with Chronic Pain?
close-up of an ear with acupuncture needles   In a large clinical trial, cancer survivors treated with acupuncture had modest improvements in chronic pain compared with those who received standard pain treatments. The study couldn’t rule out a placebo effect for the improvement with acupuncture.
International Research Teams Explore Genetic Effects of Chernobyl Radiation
silhouettes of people in the foreground of a nuclear reactor   Read about two studies that used DNA sequencing technology to examine the effects of radiation exposure on human health from this nuclear accident. The findings are from international teams of researchers led by NCI scientists.
NF1 Linked to More Cancer Types Than Known Before

A new study has shown that a condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is linked to more types of cancer than doctors knew. Learn more about NF1 and its link to different cancers.

FDA Approvals
CAR T-Cell Therapy for Multiple Myeloma

We’ve added a new drug summary for idecabtagene vicleucel (Abecma). This drug is a CAR T-cell therapy recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple myeloma in people who have received at least four kinds of treatment that have not worked or have stopped working. Learn more about the drug’s approval in this recent Cancer Currents blog post.
Also of Interest
Cancer Currents Blog Posts about Disparities

See all the Cancer Currents blog posts about disparities in one place. The collection includes stories on factors that affect disparities and efforts to address them.

Cancer in Children and Adolescents

This recently updated fact sheet covers statistics, types, causes, and treatment of childhood cancers in the United States.

Contact Us for Help

Information specialists at NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS), NCI's contact center, are available to help answer your cancer-related questions in English and Spanish. Reach us by phone, chat, or email.