Liquid Biopsy | Improving Cancer Trials | Financial Toxicity, Cancer Information Highlights, 04/26/2023

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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
Liquid Biopsies for Children with Solid Cancers
young child with their arm on a table, ready for a blood draw   Results from a new study show liquid biopsies may soon help diagnose solid tumors in children and monitor for responses to treatment and recurrence. Liquid biopsies are of interest for use in children because they are less invasive and easier to repeat than tissue biopsies.
Transforming Cancer Clinical Trials for Better, Faster Results
man with white mustache and his daughter talk to a doctor   NCI Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli and Deputy Director for Clinical and Translational Research Dr. James Doroshow explain the challenges of cancer clinical trials and the important steps NCI is taking to improve them.
Financial Navigation Helps Financial Toxicity

The high cost of cancer care can add to the stress of dealing with cancer. A recent study showed how one financial navigation program helped people with cancer and their families save money and improve their quality of life.
New Targeted Therapy Shows Promise for Advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

AML is one of the most difficult leukemias to treat. Learn about a new targeted therapy called revumenib that may help adults and children with this cancer achieve remission.

PDQ Updates
Cancer-Related Post-Traumatic Stress

Cancer-related post-traumatic stress can occur at any time during the cancer journey. Learn about the causes and ways doctors can help manage distress caused by cancer and its treatment.
Also of Interest
What Is Cervical Cancer?

We’ve added an illustration of cervix anatomy to our What Is Cervical Cancer? page. The illustration shows the main parts of the cervix and the squamocolumnar junction, the area where most cervical cancers begin.
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.