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  • Cancer Screening Guidelines Often Lack Information on Potential Harms, Study FindsCancer Screening Guidelines Often Lack Information on Potential Harms, Study Finds
    In a review of 33 cancer screening guidelines, researchers have found that many don’t adequately capture the potential harms of cancer screening. Providing information on harms is critical so people can have informed discussions about screening with their health care providers, the researchers noted. Read more »
  • Study in India Could Make Immunotherapy More Affordable WorldwideStudy in India Could Make Immunotherapy More Affordable Worldwide
    A study in India has found that an ultra-low dose of the immunotherapy drug nivolumab (Opdivo) helped people with advanced head and neck cancer live longer. Because the dose is 6% of what’s typically used in the United States and Europe, it is potentially more affordable. Read more »
  • “Oncometabolite” Neutralizes Immune Cells Near Tumors“Oncometabolite” Neutralizes Immune Cells Near Tumors
    In a new study, researchers showed that cancer cells with mutations in the IDH1 gene release large amounts of a metabolite called D-2HG. Once outside of the cells, D-2HG acts like force field by neutralizing nearby immune cells. Read more »
  • COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe for People Receiving Cancer Immunotherapy, Study ConfirmsCOVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe for People Receiving Cancer Immunotherapy, Study Confirms
    mRNA COVID-19 vaccines did not increase the type, frequency, or severity of immune-related side effects among people taking immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat cancer, a study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found. CDC and other medical groups generally recommend that people with cancer receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Read more »
  • Preventing Chemo Brain? Study Identifies Potential Approach for Common ProblemPreventing Chemo Brain? Study Identifies Potential Approach for Common Problem
    Cisplatin raises levels of a fat molecule called S1P in areas of the brain responsible for memory and information processing, a new study shows. S1P locks onto a protein on the surface of brain cells called S1PR1. In mice given cisplatin, drugs that block S1PR1 prevented cognitive problems. Read more »
  • Can Targeted Therapy for KRAS Mutations Double as Part of Immunotherapy?Can Targeted Therapy for KRAS Mutations Double as Part of Immunotherapy?
    Two research teams have developed a treatment approach that could potentially enable KRAS-targeted drugs—and perhaps other targeted cancer drugs—flag cancer cells for the immune system. In lab studies, the teams paired these targeted drugs with experimental antibody drugs that helped the immune system mount an attack. Read more »
  • For People with Cancer, Are Steroids the Best Treatment for Breathing Problems?For People with Cancer, Are Steroids the Best Treatment for Breathing Problems?
    Results from a large NCI-funded clinical trial show that steroids were no more effective than a placebo for treating breathing problems in people with advanced cancer. And people treated with steroids were more likely to have serious side effects. Read more »
  • Is a Genomic Test Better at Finding Aggressive Prostate Cancer?Is a Genomic Test Better at Finding Aggressive Prostate Cancer?
    The Decipher genomic test found high-risk prostate cancer even when conventional tests said the tumors were lower risk. This discrepancy appeared to happen more frequently for African-American men. Read more »

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