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The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study
18 Apr 00 | The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study (PCOS) was initiated in 1994 by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to look at the impact that treatments for primary prostate cancer have on the quality of life of patients. Predicting ...

Special Populations Networks Launched to Address Burden of Cancer
06 Apr 00 | The Special Populations Networks for Cancer Awareness Research and Training are intended to build relationships between large research institutions and community-based programs. Those projects focused on cancer awareness, reducing cancer incidence...

Questions and Answers: Special Populations Networks for Cancer Awareness Research and Training
06 Apr 00 | How does the Special Populations Networks project differ from the recently concluded NCI Leadership Initiatives within Appalachian, Black, and Hispanic populations? For the first time, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and ...

HPV Testing Proves Sensitive in Identifying ASCUS Abnormalities That May Lead to Cervical Cancer
23 Mar 00 | Preliminary findings from a large randomized study show that HPV testing is highly sensitive in detecting the underlying abnormalities at risk for progressing to cervical cancer. In the HPV group, women with positive HPV tests were sent to ...

NCI and CDC Collaborate on a Comprehensive Cancer Surveillance and Control System
17 Mar 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced a major collaboration to develop a comprehensive, federally integrated cancer surveillance and cancer control research system, using the ...

Scientists Report New Online Cancer Research Databases
10 Mar 00 | In the first article, the scientists recorded the expression patterns of approximately 8,000 biologically interesting genes in 60 distinct tumor cell lines. In the second paper, the same scientists correlated the gene-expression data in the 60 ...

Project Enlists Community Physicians in Cancer Research
06 Mar 00 | To enable more patients and physicians to participate in clinical studies that advance cancer care, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is conducting a pilot project, the Expanded Participation Project (EPP), to speed cancer research by broadening...

Scientists Report Advance in Understanding Steroid Receptors
17 Feb 00 | Scientists have long known that proteins called steroid receptors play a critical role in switching on hormone-responsive genes. This finding, based on a study of the steroid hormone glucocorticoid and its receptor, points the way to a new, more ...

In Appropriations Testimony -- NCI Director Announces Cancer Deaths Plateau, Cites Success from Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
15 Feb 00 | National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Richard Klausner, M.D., today testified before the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations that "For the first time, between 1996 and 1997, the total number of cancer deaths in the United ...

Scientists Discover Common Cancer is Two Distinct Diseases
02 Feb 00 | In approaching this study, Staudt and his colleagues began by mining data stored in the NCI's Tumor Gene Index database, a publicly available catalogue of genes expressed in various normal and cancerous cells. * The article is titled, "Distinct ...

Study Shows Greater Risk of Breast Cancer with Estrogen-Progestin Therapy Compared to Estrogen Alone
28 Jan 00 | Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Md., have found that combined estrogen-progestin replacement therapy is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer than estrogen alone. (Relative risk calculates the risk of ...

NIH Will Hold New Consensus Conference on Breast Cancer Therapy
24 Jan 00 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning a Consensus Development Conference on Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer in Bethesda, Md., on Nov. 1-3, 2000. "A substantial amount of new data has become available since the last consensus ...

HPV Testing May Be Useful in Cervical Cancer Screening
04 Jan 00 | Previous studies have shown that certain types of HPV cause most cervical cancers, raising the possibility that testing for these HPV types may be one way to screen for the disease. The HPV tests used were the Hybrid Capture Tube test and its ...

NCI Establishes Consortium to Develop Mouse Models of Human Cancers
28 Dec 99 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently assembled a Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium by funding 19 new groups of investigators from more than 30 institutions in the United States. Consortium members aim to develop models that ...

NCI Expands Office of Cancer Survivorship Web Site
14 Dec 99 | Underscoring its commitment to the growing population of cancer survivors, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) today unveiled the Office of Cancer Survivorship's (OCS) newly designed, easy-to-navigate Web site. The office supports research on ...

Questions and Answers for Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-94
08 Dec 99 | The atlas is a book of maps, text, tables, and figures showing the geographic patterns of cancer death rates throughout the United States from 1950-94 for more than 40 cancers. The geographic patterns of cancer may provide important clues to the ...

Research Contributions from Earlier Atlases
08 Dec 99 | The Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-94 is a continuation of the cancer mapping project in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) epidemiology program. - Variations in cigarette smoking greatly influence the patterns of lung ...

The National Cancer Institute Publishes New Atlas of Cancer Mortality
08 Dec 99 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has published a new atlas, the Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-94, showing the geographic patterns of cancer death rates in over 3,000 counties across the country over more than four decades...

NCI Awards First Grants for the Director's Challenge
03 Dec 99 | - Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in San Diego (John C. Gutheil, M.D., principal investigator for $537,736) to develop molecular-based classification schemes for organ-confined prostate cancer. (Samir Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator for $...

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Linked to Lung Cancer and Other Health Effects
22 Nov 99 | The monograph, "Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: The Report of the California Environmental Protection Agency," links secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), not only with lung cancer, but with ...

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