Young Women and Breast Cancer | Artificial Sweeteners | Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Information Highlights, 01/18/2023

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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
A Safer, Better Treatment Option for Some Younger Women with Breast Cancer
a young woman looks up information from a pill bottle on her phone   For younger women with breast cancer, the combination of ribociclib (Kisqali) and hormone therapy was much better at shrinking metastatic tumors than usual chemo treatments. Learn about this finding from an NCI-funded clinical trial.
Artificial Sweeteners and Cancer

This updated page describes the different types of sugar substitutes and what studies have shown about their possible link to cancer.
Drug Shows Promise against Pancreatic Cancer

An experimental drug, MRTX1133, shrank tumors or halted their growth in several mouse models of human pancreatic cancer with KRAS G12D mutations, a new study shows. The models included one that is genetically altered to closely mimic the human disease.
How Cancer Is Diagnosed
an older woman and her doctor look at an x-ray together   This updated page explains tests and procedures that doctors use to diagnose cancer. Learn about common lab and imaging tests and where to go for information on how specific cancers are diagnosed.

PDQ Updates
Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma Treatment

Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are rare cancers that form in the thymus, an organ in the chest that makes white blood cells called lymphocytes. Learn more about these cancers, including the symptoms they cause and how they are diagnosed, staged, and treated.
Also of Interest
Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Certain popular ideas about cancer—though scientifically wrong—can seem to make sense, especially when those ideas are rooted in old theories. But wrong ideas about cancer can lead to needless worry and even hinder good decisions about prevention and treatment.
COVID-19: What People with Cancer Should Know

COVID-19 rates have risen recently. Read the latest on how to protect yourself, including new information about COVID vaccines that target the Omicron variant for children as young as 6 months old. 
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.