Research Updates


  • Forward Look

    Treatment Before Surgery

    Neoadjuvant therapy may be an option.

    by Dara Chadwick

  • Vaccines: Looking Within for Cancer Treatment

    Researchers are testing treatment vaccines that spur the immune system to attack cancer.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Forward Look

    Tinkering With T Cells

    New cancer treatments use patients' own modified immune cells.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Challenges Remain for Kids With Cancer

    More children are being treated successfully for cancer. Yet researchers continue searching for new therapies that will help kids who don't respond to standard treatments.

    by Cameron Walker

  • Forward Look

    Palliative Care Can Help a Wide Range of Patients

    Palliative care can help all cancer patients, not just late-stage ones.

    by Yasmine Iqbal

  • Forward Look

    Choosing a Cancer Center

    NCI-designated cancer centers play an important role in patient care.

    by Kristine Meldrum Denholm

  • Forward Look

    The Cost of Prescriptions

    Financial factors can influence cancer patients' use of medications

    by Kate Yandell

  • A New Look for Clinical Trials

    More focused efforts aim to increase the number and type of participants in research studies. One goal is for study participants to be more like the patients who will take the drug if it is approved.

    by Sue Rochman

  • The Kindest Cut

    Before undergoing surgery, cancer patients should look for experienced surgeons, get second opinions and ask about the risks and benefits.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Going Off-Label

    Physicians are legally permitted to prescribe drugs approved for one purpose to be used for another, a practice called off-label prescribing. The rise of targeted therapies and immunotherapies is creating new challenges for navigating off-label options.

    by Kate Yandell