Radiation for Prostate Cancer | CAR T-Cell Treatment | Risk Factors, Cancer Information Highlights, 11/24/2021

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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
Shorter, Higher-Dose Radiation Safe after Surgery for Prostate Cancer
person lying on table under radiation machine   A new study has found that many people with prostate cancer can safely receive a shorter, higher-dose course of radiation therapy after surgery. This approach, called HYPORT, resulted in the same quality of life as a standard course of radiation.
First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
microscopic image of a group of killer T cells (green and red) surrounding a cancer cell (blue).   Brexucabtagene autoleucel (Tecartus) has become the first CAR T-cell therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with ALL. The approval is for people whose cancer has not responded to treatment or has returned after treatment.
Identifying Factors that Put People at Risk for Cancer
NCA 50 logo   Environment, behavior, family, and genetics can all play a role in the risk for cancer. Read about author Lawrence Ingrassia and his experience with a rare cancer syndrome that runs in his family. And learn about Dr. Emily Vogtmann’s research on the potential role of the microbiome in cancer.
Drug Combo Helps Some Children with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Avoid Chemotherapy

A Children’s Oncology Group trial shows that the combination of all-trans retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide is very effective in children with acute promyelocytic leukemia. The therapy avoids or reduces the need for standard chemotherapy.
Tumor Dynamics: Predicting Cancer’s Path

Ending cancer as we know it includes a future in which we can tailor approaches to care and predict how a tumor will grow based on a detailed profile of each person’s disease. This section of the NCI Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023 describes how dealing with the complexity of cancer will require further investments in basic research and research resources.

PDQ Updates
Aromatherapy with Essential Oils

This page describes studies on the use of essential oils to relieve anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and other health problems in people with cancer.
Esophageal Cancer Treatment

We’ve revised our page on esophageal cancer with updated treatment options for stage 4 cancer and cancer that has come back after treatment.
Also of Interest
Support for Teens When a Family Member Has Cancer

When a family member has cancer, everyone in the family needs support. This page can help teens learn how to cope, talk with family members, manage stress, and get support from counselors.
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.