Entries by BCeditor

Can mRNA Vaccines Help Treat Cancer?

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spotlight on messenger RNA (mRNA)—the molecule that carries a cell’s instructions for making proteins. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have received mRNA vaccines that provide powerful protection against severe COVID-19 caused by infection with SARS-CoV-2. As stunningly successful as the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have been, researchers have long hoped to use mRNA vaccines for a very different […]

What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Research?

Research is always going on in the area of colorectal cancer. Scientists are looking for causes and ways to prevent colorectal cancer, better ways to find it early (when it’s small and easier to treat), and ways to improve treatments. Here are some examples of current research. Treatment in a clinical trial is often the only […]

Advancing Cancer Prevention: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Philip Castle

July 20, 2021, by NCI Staff Philip Castle, Ph.D., M.P.H., joined NCI in July 2020 as director of the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP). Dr. Castle previously worked at NCI in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (2002–2010), where he led numerous research projects, including studies of HPV and its connection to cervical and […]

World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium (SCOR) is joining organizations around the globe to draw attention to inequities in cancer care everywhere and help “Close the Care Gap.” In United States and abroad, disparities and discrimination in cancer care treatments and outcomes exist across racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, and gender identity […]

FirstHealth’s Cancer Center to Offer Innovative Services While Keeping Care Close to Home

 FirstHealth of the Carolinas is implementing strategic ways to increase access to innovative cancer care close to home. Dr. Daniel Barnes, president of FirstHealth Physicians Group, shares their journey from conception to construction, involvement of the community in design, unique longitudinal approach to oncology care that starts with prevention, and comprehensive approach to care […]