March 28, 2019 — A new study provides insight into how cancer immunotherapy works and suggests ways to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness. The NCI-led study, published in Science, examined the effect of high potassium levels on T cells.
February 26, 2019 — James and Jahleel are a father-daughter duo from Tennessee who came to NIH for Jahleel’s bone marrow transplant. Jahleel was diagnosed with GATA2 deficiency, a rare genetic disease that causes a wide range of symptoms, including myeloid leukemias.
February 11, 2019 — Natural News reported a study led by Dr. Steven Moore of the National Cancer Institute found “regular exercise – in particular, aerobic exercise – can lower your risk of about 13 different types of cancer.”
February 1, 2019 — The Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP), the first precision medicine trial in lung cancer supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is undergoing a major expansion to include patients with all non–small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs).
January 30, 2019 — Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new assay to accurately and easily count the cells that comprise the HIV reservoir, the stubborn obstacle to an HIV cure.
August 16, 2018 — Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
July 10, 2018 — Veterans with cancer who receive treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will now have easier access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments, thanks to an agreement between VA and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
June 4, 2018 — A novel approach to immunotherapy developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has led to the complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who was unresponsive to all other treatments.
January 3, 2018 — It’s not often that a cancer clinical trial recruits a handful of oncologists to staff a round-the-clock help desk of sorts for their peers. But that’s the case for a unique NCI-funded trial that is attempting to address a serious problem for patients who have a very rare cancer, acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).
November 28, 2017 — A recent NIAAA study has shown that people who drink socially and have certain risk factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD) self-administer more alcohol and at a faster rate during a single session of alcohol consumption in a laboratory setting than people at low risk for developing AUD.
September 19, 2017 — They ranged in age from 15 to 61—four African American women, all with stories to tell about their struggles with sickle cell disease, all with stories about a common experience that helped them through those struggles: participating in clinical trials.
September 6, 2017 — Two scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.
August 7, 2017 — Elena Silva and Brian Woodward sought a diagnosis for their daughter, Gabriela, who had an unknown muscle disorder that left her limbs to appear “floppy.” Silva had a chance encounter at the Cure CMD networking event for researcher and families affected by rare neuromuscular disorders at the NIH’s Clinical Center that led to Gabriela’s diagnosis.
September 16, 2016 — The new rule expands the legal requirements for submitting registration and results information for clinical trials involving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated drug, biological and device products.
July 6, 2016 — The Breast Cancer Genetic Study in African-Ancestry Populations initiative is a collaborative research project that will identify genetic factors that may underlie breast cancer disparities. It is the largest study ever to investigate how genetic and biological factors contribute to breast cancer risk among black women.
June 18, 2015 — A comprehensive analysis of the genomes of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, has provided new insights into the roles of frequently mutated cancer genes and other genomic alterations that drive the development of this disease.
June 26, 2014 — Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI).
June 19, 2014 — People who are highly addicted to nicotine — those who smoke their first cigarette within five minutes after awakening — are at higher risk of developing lung cancer than those who wait for an hour or more to smoke.
May 8, 2014 — A new method for using immunotherapy to specifically attack tumor cells that have mutations unique to a patient’s cancer has been developed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
April 22, 2014 — An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
March 6, 2014 — For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care. But a clinical trial suggests that for most infants, surgery followed by the use of contact lenses for several years — and an eventual lens implant — may be the better solution.