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week in cancer news

  • May 14: The Week in Cancer News

    Researchers report disappointing results about ovarian cancer screening, and cancer patients with impaired immune function feel uncertain about protection offered by COVID-19 vaccination.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • May 7: The Week in Cancer News

    A Food and Drug Administration panel recommends withdrawing approvals for two treatment indications for immunotherapy drugs, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend against vitamin E and beta-carotene for cancer prevention.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • April 30: The Week in Cancer News

    President Biden resurfaces a proposal for a new health care agency, and the Food and Drug Administration approves a treatment for large B-cell lymphoma.

    by Bradley Jones

  • April 23: The Week in Cancer News

    Anti-racism activist and historian Ibram X. Kendi opens up about his stage IV colon cancer treatment, and the FDA approves an immunotherapy drug for endometrial cancer

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • April 16: The Week in Cancer News

    Studies presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 shed light on treatment of a variety of cancers, and articles discuss the risks of COVID-19 for people who have been vaccinated but are immunocompromised.

    by Kate Yandell

  • April 9: The Week in Cancer News

    A nationwide campaign encourages Americans to get their cancer screenings, and a study reports improved outcomes for patients taking oral cancer drugs when they have professional oversight.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • April 2: The Week in Cancer News

    A study indicates that people are delaying medical care until they are eligible for Medicare, leading to missed cancers, and the Food and Drug Administration approves the first CAR-T cell therapy for multiple myeloma.

    by Kate Yandell

  • March 26: The Week in Cancer News

    Underrepresentation of members of minority groups in public genomic databases could lead to misleading test results, and a study provides new insight into how melanoma metastasizes.

    by Bradley Jones

  • March 19: The Week in Cancer News

    A study indicates breast cancer centers often recommend earlier and more frequent screening than national guidelines, and experts ponder COVID-19 vaccines’ role is quelling the evolution of concerning viral variants in people with weakened immune systems.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • March 12: The Week in Cancer News

    Lung cancer screening recommendations expand to include more smokers, and a U.K. study finds cancer patients may be less protected from COVID-19 than people without cancer after the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

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From the AACR

  • Diet and Cancer

    The Opening Plenary session of the virtual AACR Annual Meeting reviewed some of the mechanisms behind diet’s role in cancer.

  • A Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced it would pursue a ban on menthol combustible cigarettes and flavored cigars.

  • Powering Disparities Research

    By collecting data from institutions around the world, Project GENIE enables research into rare disease types and patient populations.

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