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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
Pausing Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer to Become Pregnant Appears Safe
Shayla Johnson with her son, Ronin.   Many young women with early-stage breast cancer want to become pregnant in the future. New research suggests that these women may be able to pause their hormone therapy for up to 2 years as they try to get pregnant without raising the risk of the cancer coming back.
Lack of Awareness of Alcohol’s Link to Cancer
  A study confirmed that most US adults aren’t aware of the link between alcohol consumption and cancer. Even among those surveyed who were aware, some believed risk varies by the type of alcohol.
Video: Esophageal Cancer

This video describes the two main types of esophageal cancer, possible symptoms, factors that may increase risk, and statistics about new cases, survival, and deaths.
Blinatumomab Can Help People with ALL Live Longer
  Learn about a clinical trial that showed that people with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who were in remission lived longer when blinatumomab (Blincyto) was added to their treatment.
Zanubrutinib’s Approval Improves Targeted Treatment for CLL

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) based on results from two clinical trials. In both trials, the drug, which blocks a protein called BTK, was more effective and caused fewer side effects than other treatments.

FDA Approvals

FDA approval for pembrolizumab has been expanded to include treatment of stages 1B, 2A, 2B, and 3A non-small cell lung cancer. It is used after surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy to help keep the cancer from coming back.
Also of Interest
Cancer Prevention Overview

Learn about the causes of cancer and how you can lower your chance of developing it.
The Genetics of Cancer

This page answers questions like: Is cancer genetic? Can cancer run in families? How do genetic changes cause cancer? Should I get genetic testing to learn about my cancer risk?
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.