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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
Offering Hope through Better Treatments and Care
National Cancer Act 50th Anniversary logo   Meet some of the doctors and nurses who’ve witnessed and shaped advances in cancer treatment and care. And read the story of a survivor whose cancer is manageable thanks to targeted therapy.
Focusing on Quality of Life for Teens and Young Adults with Cancer
teen with head scarf looking at her phone   Teens and young adults living with cancer are likely to need support that is different from younger children or older adults. But there are knowledge gaps in how to best meet the needs of these young people. Read about a new effort to collect data in a way that can help fill these gaps.
Alcohol Tied to 750,000 Cancer Cases Worldwide in 2020
close-up of cork screw and wine glass   A new study suggests that nearly 750,000 cases of cancer diagnosed worldwide in 2020, or 4% of all cancers, can be linked to alcohol use. While heavy drinking explained most cases, light and moderate drinking explained a modest amount of cases.
Video—The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research: A Shared National Resource

Learn about NCI’s Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. This NCI-affiliated lab is the only Federally Funded Research and Development Center devoted to medical research.
Screening Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

This updated page explains risk factors for colorectal cancer, screening tests that can find it early, and guidelines for who should have screening tests and when.

PDQ Updates
Cancer Therapy Interactions with Foods and Dietary Supplements

This new page has information about the possible ways that certain foods and dietary supplements may interact with cancer therapy.
Childhood Craniopharyngioma Treatment

Craniopharyngiomas are benign brain tumors found near the pituitary gland. We’ve revised our page on the treatment of these tumors in children with updated information about options for surgery.
Also of Interest
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.