National Cancer Institute

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National Cancer Institute

 (NCI)
an institute of the national institutes of health that leads a national effort to reduce the burden of cancer morbidity and mortality by stimulating and supporting scientific discoveries through basic and clinical biomedical research and training. It conducts and supports programs to understand the causes of cancer; prevent, detect, diagnose, treat, and control cancer; and disseminate information to the practitioner, patient, and public in general.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

National Cancer Institute

An American institute which, like the others in the National Institutes of Health, is under the US Public Health Service. The NCI has a focused interest in mainstream cancer research, conducts its own independent research, and guides the peer-review process for the funding of (mainstream) experimental protocols for treating malignancy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

National Cancer Institute

An institute which, like the others in the National Institutes of Health, is under the US Public Health Service; the NCI has a focused interest on cancer research, conducts its own research, and guides peer-review for funding of mainstream experimental protocols for treating CA. See Cancer screening. Cf International Association of Cancer Victors & Friends, National Health Federation, Office of Alternative Medicine, Unproven methods for cancer management.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For more on the connection between obesity and cancer risk, visit the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute grew copies of rare cells custom-made by the immune system from inside tumors and infused them back into a 49-year-old woman whose cancerous tumors were growing despite seven types of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy, reported Bloomberg.
In fact, tobacco use burdens countries with more than $1 trillion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, while measures to reduce tobacco use are highly cost-effective and do not harm economies, according to the report issued by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the World Health Organization.
The research team, which also included scientists from Bar-Ilan University, and the U.S. National Cancer Institute, found that in a number of cancer types, those cancer stem cells lose one of their DNA packaging proteins--H1.0.
Disclosures: The study and included trials were supported by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health, and Ministry of Health of Costa Rica (CVT) and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA (PATRICIA).
The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) "has a research call out to test models for having that conversation with patient-centered goals," said Catherine Alfano, Ph.D., deputy director of survivorship research at the NCI in Bethesda, Md.
DelMar Pharma president and CEO, Jeffrey Bacha, said, 'In pre-clinical and clinical studies by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, VAL-083 has been shown to be safe and effective in fighting a range of tumour types, including glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer.'
27 Journal of the American Medical Association, the study looked at breast cancer incidence, incidence trends and survival rates from three U.S. National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results registries.
Cancer is largely a disease of old age, as more than half of all new diagnoses occur in individuals who are 65 or older, according to a report released by the U.S. National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
"Our findings support the dietary recommendations for cancer prevention currently put forth by the American Cancer Society -- limit intake of red and processed meats and prepare meat by cooking methods such as baking and broiling," said lead researcher Carrie Daniel, at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

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