July 2, 2019, by NCI Staff

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

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Annual Report to the Nation Released

The most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer shows a continuing overall decline in cancer mortality from 1999 to 2016. Published on May 30, the report also includes a review of cancer rates and trends for men and women ages 20–49 that shows lower incidence and death rates for men than women in this age group. The report is jointly issued by NCI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, and the American Cancer Society.

Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Announced

The Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) is a proposed investment to collect, analyze, and share data to address the burden of cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults. The initiative would support childhood cancer research and make it easier for researchers to learn from each of the approximately 16,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year.

NCI Seeks Input to Help Shape CCDI

In preparation for the CCDI, NCI has launched CancerResearchIdeas, an online platform for the public to submit ideas on how to advance progress against childhood cancer through the sharing of data. And on July 29–31, scientists and leaders in childhood cancer from across the country will gather in Washington, DC, for a scientific planning meeting to discuss the role that the CCDI can play in improving childhood cancer research. Portions of the meeting will be videocast for an unlimited audience, with an opportunity to submit questions and comments.

Childhood Cancers Research Page Updated

NCI’s new Childhood Cancers Research page describes efforts by NCI and its academic and industry partners to develop new, more effective, and safer treatments for childhood cancer.

Rates of Aggressive Uterine Cancer Subtypes Rising

New findings from a study by NCI researchers show that the incidence of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer in the United States rose rapidly during 2000 to 2015. The findings also reveal racial and ethnic disparities in uterine cancer incidence and survival.

Dialogue on Cancer Disparities, Prevention, and Research

A recording of NCI’s recent Facebook Live event “A Dialogue on Cancer Disparities, Prevention, and Research” is now available. During the event, subject matter experts from NCI and the University of Southern California discussed cancer disparities and the work being done to help reduce them.

New Division of Cancer Prevention Homepage

NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) has launched a dynamic new homepage to better highlight its programs, projects, and funding opportunities.

Video—Cancer Clinical Trials in Your Community

A new video, Cancer Clinical Trials in Your Community: NCI Community Oncology Research Program, highlights the research efforts of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) in implementing cancer clinical trials and other research studies across the country. In the video, researchers from several NCORP sites around the country talk about the importance of clinical trials to the communities they serve.

Canine Immunotherapy Trials Network

NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) has created a web page to increase awareness of the NCI-funded Canine Immunotherapy Trials Network. The page gives a brief history of the network and provides information about canine immunotherapy trials currently underway at participating veterinary schools.

Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic

NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) has a new website for its Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic. The clinic provides prostate cancer patients with a comprehensive consultation visit to discuss their diagnosis and treatment options.

Center for Cancer Research Milestones

CCR has published a new edition of CCR Milestones. This annual publication highlights some of the most important and innovative research findings from CCR investigators in the last year.

Video—Pediatric Oncology: A Tour for New Patients

In this video, Travis, a patient receiving treatment through CCR’s Pediatric Oncology Branch, leads a tour of the NIH Clinical Center. This tour shows new pediatric patients some of the faces, places, and resources that will become familiar when they come to the clinical center.

Understanding Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can block the production or use of male sex hormones, which fuel the disease. NCI’s Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer fact sheet has been updated and reorganized, with new information and new references added.

Learning about Immunotherapy Side Effects

Two new pages and one updated page about side effects people might have during treatment with cancer immunotherapy have been added to NCI’s website. The pages address organ inflammation, flu-like symptoms, and skin and nail changes and include signs to look for and what to do if they occur.

Genetic Testing for Inherited Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes

NCI’s fact sheet on genetic testing for inherited cancer susceptibility syndromes has been updated with new information about genetic testing, which tests are available, and who should think about genetic testing for cancer risk.