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Cancer Information Highlights, November 15, 2018

Cancer Information Highlights, November 15, 2018

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI
Gene Tied to Alzheimer May Be Linked with Chemobrain
Older woman holding her hand to her head Early research findings may shed light on genetic risk factors for developing cancer-related problems with thinking and memory in older breast cancer survivors. The results suggest a gene linked with Alzheimer disease may play a role.
Chemotherapy and You: Support for People with Cancer
cover of Chemo and You The popular patient education publication, "Chemotherapy and You: Support for People with Cancer," has a new look and refreshed content. In particular, we have added information about home precautions.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Cancer

Menopausal hormone therapy is treatment with hormones intended to help relieve symptoms of menopause. This updated fact sheet covers research results on menopausal hormone therapy and includes information about benefits, risks, and how it affects the body.
Blood Test Shows Promise for Detecting Genetic Changes in Brain Tumors

liquid biopsy blood test can detect DNA from brain tumors called diffuse midline gliomas, researchers have found. This minimally invasive test could be used to identify and follow changes in the genes of children with these highly lethal brain tumors.
PDQ Summary Updates
Breast Cancer Screening

We updated our PDQ summary on breast cancer screening with many revisions to all sections of the summary.
Testicular Cancer Treatment

We revised our PDQ summary on testicular cancer treatment with updated descriptions of the different stages of this disease.
Drug Information Updates
New Drug for Hairy Cell Leukemia

We added a new drug information summary for moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk (Lumoxiti). It was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for adults with hairy cell leukemia that has come back or does not respond to treatment after at least two other systemic therapies.
Also of Interest
Sign up for a Practice Quit

Today, during the Great American Smokeout, maybe you or a loved one would benefit from a practice quit run? Practice Quit is a text messaging program for smokers who want to quit, but who first want to get comfortable with not smoking for short periods of time.
Feelings and Cancer

Just as cancer affects your physical health, it can bring up a wide range of feelings you’re not used to dealing with. Learn about the different feelings that dealing with cancer can bring up and ways to manage them.
Patient Education Publications

Check out the entire library of NCI's popular patient education publications. Most publications are available in a variety of formats, including e-books and PDFs

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