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  • Study Offers Insights on Health Problems among AYA Cancer SurvivorsStudy Offers Insights on Health Problems among AYA Cancer Survivors
    A study found that the risk of developing any of 26 chronic health problems was about 50% higher among cancer survivors who were diagnosed as adolescents and young adults, compared with their peers who did not have cancer. Read more »
  • Scientists Focus on Fusion Proteins in Childhood CancersScientists Focus on Fusion Proteins in Childhood Cancers
    Fusion proteins drive the development of many cancers in children, yet little is known about their biology. NCI’s Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancers Consortium brings together experts from varied disciplines to investigate these cancers. Read more »
  • How Does Ovarian Cancer Form? A New Study Points to MicroRNAHow Does Ovarian Cancer Form? A New Study Points to MicroRNA
    A microRNA—a molecule made by cells to turn genes on and off—called miR-181a may help high-grade serous ovarian cancer form, a study has found. The scientists think the microRNA could potentially help doctors detect ovarian cancer earlier. Read more »
  • How CRISPR Is Changing Cancer Research and TreatmentHow CRISPR Is Changing Cancer Research and Treatment
    The gene-editing tool CRISPR is changing the way scientists study cancer, and may change how cancer is treated. This in-depth blog post describes how this revolutionary technology is being used to better understand cancer and create new treatments. Read more »
  • Liquid Biopsy Detects Brain Cancer and Early-Stage Kidney CancerLiquid Biopsy Detects Brain Cancer and Early-Stage Kidney Cancer
    Results from two studies show that a liquid biopsy that analyzes DNA in blood accurately detected kidney cancer at early and more advanced stages and identified and classified different types of brain tumors. Read more »
  • Rediscovered Drugs Hit Leukemia from Two Different AnglesRediscovered Drugs Hit Leukemia from Two Different Angles
    Two rediscovered drugs, bisantrene and brequinar, slowed the growth of acute myeloid leukemia in studies of mice. The drugs blocked the activity of a protein called FTO, killing cancer stem cells and helping the immune system attack the cancer. Read more »
  • Ovarian Cancer Studies Aim to Reduce Racial Disparities, Improve OutcomesOvarian Cancer Studies Aim to Reduce Racial Disparities, Improve Outcomes
    Three recently launched NCI-supported studies could help researchers better understand the causes of racial/ethnic disparities in ovarian cancer. The ultimate goal is to eliminate disparities and improve survival for all women with the disease. Read more »
  • CCDI Activities Enhance NCI’s Childhood and AYA Cancer ResearchCCDI Activities Enhance NCI’s Childhood and AYA Cancer Research
    Since launching the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative, NCI has undertaken a range of research activities to support this important effort. In this Cancer Currents post, NCI Director Dr. Norman Sharpless provides an update on these efforts. Read more »

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