Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Research Advances | Skin Side Effects | Ewing Sarcoma, Cancer Information Highlights, 07/20/2022

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Cancer Information Highlights
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Advances in Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Research
scan of brain tumor   NCI-funded researchers are working to improve our understanding of how to treat tumors in the brain and spinal cord. Such tumors can be either benign or cancer. But sometimes, even benign tumors need urgent treatment.
Immunotherapy’s Skin Side Effects: Are Microbes to Blame?
microscopic image of human skin cells  with bacteria, fungi, and other microbes for which it plays host   People with cancer who take immunotherapy drugs often develop skin side effects, including itching and painful rashes. New research in mice suggests these side effects may be caused by the immune system attacking new bacterial colonies on the skin.
Ifosfamide May Be Treatment of Choice for Some People with Ewing Sarcoma

New findings from a large clinical trial could help doctors and some people with relapsed or treatment-resistant Ewing sarcoma select treatment.
Interferon Treatment May Reduce Severity of COVID-19 in Some People

A new study has found that treatment with interferon may help people with severe COVID who have certain variations in a gene called OAS1.

PDQ Updates
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment

Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that forms in the body’s soft tissues, such as muscle, fat, tendons, ligaments, lymph and blood vessels, nerves, or other tissue that connects and supports the body. Learn more about soft tissue sarcoma in adults and how it is treated.
Also of Interest
Biomarker Testing for Cancer Treatment

Biomarker testing, also called tumor testing, tumor profiling, or tumor genetic testing, finds changes in your cancer that could help your doctor choose a cancer treatment for you.
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Use our search form to find a clinical trial or other research study that may be right for you or a loved one.
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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.