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Cancer Information Highlights, March 15, 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, March 15, 2017

National Cancer Institute





New from NCI
Video—Facebook Live Event: Talking Through Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening
March Facebook Live Event If you missed the live broadcast, you can now view the recording of our Facebook Live event. Listen to NCI’s Dr. LeeAnn Bailey discuss colorectal cancer prevention and screening with Dr. James Zabora and Theron Scott of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
FDA Approves Nivolumab for Bladder Cancer
SET THIS ALT TEXT Results from a phase II clinical trial have led to the accelerated approval of nivolumab for the treatment of bladder cancer. Nivolumab is the second immune checkpoint inhibitor to be approved for this disease.
Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has been updated with information about targeted therapies, including approved combinations of targeted and hormone therapies for advanced breast cancer.
PDQ Summary Updates
Colon Cancer Treatment

We’ve revised our PDQ summary on colon cancer with updated information on risk factors, diagnostic tests, and targeted therapies used to treat this disease.
Rectal Cancer Treatment

Our PDQ summary on rectal cancer has updated information on risk factors for rectal cancer and targeted therapies used to treat it.
Medicinal Mushrooms

We have a new PDQ summary on the use of mushrooms in the treatment of cancer. The summary focuses on a certain mushroom with an active ingredient called PSK. The summary includes information about the history of the use of mushrooms in medicine, how PSK is thought to work, and studies that have been done on its use in cancer.
Drug Information Updates
Lenalidomide for Multiple Myeloma

We’ve updated our summary on lenalidomide, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used alone as maintenance therapy in patients with multiple myeloma who received a stem cell transplant. It was previously approved to be used with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma.
Methylnaltrexone Bromide for Constipation

We've added a new drug summary for methylnaltrexone bromide. It is used to treat constipation caused by opioids, which are often used by patients with advanced cancer to treat pain.
Also of Interest
Colorectal Cancer Page

Learn about colon and rectal cancer, including how they can be treated, what causes them, how they can be prevented and found early, and recent research.
Gut Check: Why should I care about colon cancer screening?

There are three screening methods that work to detect colon cancer. Learn about the three methods and hear from people who have each had one.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This page explains what complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is and how it differs from standard medical care. Learn about the safety of these approaches and what to do if you are thinking of using CAM therapies.
Cancer Information Highlights, March 15, 2017

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