Featured Articles : Cancer

A diagram of the digestive system, including the colon, rectum, and anus.
December 14, 2022

Calling out colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, with 151,030 new...

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
Clinical trials are critical to advancing cancer research.
October 28, 2021

The legacy of the National Cancer Act: 50 years later

In 1971, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act as part of the War on Cancer. In honor of the act...


April 05, 2019

Spotting skin cancer: Tips from the National Cancer Institute

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It's also largely preventable. Here is...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Heather Quintal practiced yoga and meditation during her cancer treatment.
April 05, 2019

Young woman fights melanoma and gives back

In May 2012, 22-year-old new college graduate Heather Quintal was excited to begin a career at an accounting firm in Boston....

Skin Cancer, Cancer

Skin cancer cells
April 05, 2019

Researching melanoma at NIH: What’s new?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. While there is no...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
O’Donnell had surgery in January 2017 for melanoma.
April 05, 2019

Putting health first

Emmy award-winning journalist Norah O'Donnell has spent decades reporting on major events on national TV networks. The "CBS This...


April 05, 2019

Finding skin cancer: Why routine checkups can make all the difference

In 2006, architect Eric Ward had a mole examined on his face by a dermatologist, or doctor who treats the skin....

Skin Cancer, Cancer
January 14, 2019

Restoring beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients

Could our own bacteria be helpful in cancer treatment? Maybe, say researchers sponsored in part by the National Institute of...


July 12, 2018

Extending cancer survival in young patients

Early results from a clinical trial show that a new drug may extend survival for cancer patients with a specific...

Shown here is a pseudo-colored scanning electron micrograph of an oral squamous cancer cell (white) being attacked by two cytotoxic T cells (red), part of a natural immune response.
July 12, 2018

Fighting cancer: Ins and outs of immunotherapy

Cancer can play a cat and mouse game with our immune systems, hiding cells and making it harder to fight...

Cancer, Immunotherapy

Personal Story

Ted Simon
April 24, 2018

Racing against lung cancer

In early 2016, Rhode Island resident Ted Simon had a tickle in his throat that wouldn't go away. When the...

Cancer, Personal Story