Using the anti-EGFR therapy cetuximab (Erbitux) to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have the normal form of the KRAS gene—and not the mutant form—would save more than $600 million annually, according to study results presented January 14 at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. Read more > >
A meta-analysis clarifies the degree of risk reduction with salpingo-oophorectomy
A meta-analysis shows that tandem autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant carries risks without a survival benefit
With similar treatment, African American women have similar survival outcomes as women of other races
A new technique can identify an underappreciated class of mutations in cancer
One week ago today the country inaugurated Barack Obama as our new president, an occasion accompanied by the excitement associated with such a historic election. There are great expectations that the new president will make significant changes—changes that will touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives, patient care and cancer research included. As a citizen and as NCI director, I share those expectations, the anticipation, and excitement of hope. The hope for an adjustment to our country's compass toward the renewed investment in science, in the creation of new knowledge, and in the education of our talented young people. Read more > >
An NCI epidemiologist discusses the goals and implications of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Read more > >
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