May 8, 1987
A controversial drug to treat two lethal types of cancer has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration for wider trials in humans, it was announced. An FDA spokeswoman said the agency will permit the National Cancer Institute to expand the use of interleukin-2 to a larger number of patients with advanced melanoma and kidney cancer. The treatment will be available to patients selected for participation in tests at NCI-approved cancer centers.
March 27, 1991 |
Frying, broiling and barbecuing produce potentially carcinogenic compounds in meat, chicken and fish, but microwaving, stewing and poaching do not, the National Cancer Institute said in reporting on a laboratory study. Researchers at the institute's Division of Cancer Etiology found that cooking at high temperatures and for a long time produced compounds that caused cancer in monkeys and other lab animals. Dr.
February 28, 1989 |
The federal government and the American Cancer Society on Monday announced a stop-smoking drive expected to reach more than one-fifth of the U.S. population and at least 15 million smokers. The National Cancer Institute estimates it will spend $116.5 million on the project, which is being billed as "the world's largest" effort to reduce smoking.
April 26, 1989
U.S. cancer researchers announced a joint cancer study with the Soviet Union. Scientists from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said the study--three separate clinical trials--will be the first of its kind. It will involve carefully monitored trials of new therapies on several hundred Soviet and American patients over two years, said Dr. Emil Frei III, director of the Dana-Farber institute, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
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December 10, 1988
A $200,000 award for pioneering work in cancer therapy will be presented to Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, chief of the surgical branch of the National Cancer Institute, it was announced by the Hammer Prize Foundation. Dr. Armand Hammer, who is chairman of the President's Cancer Panel, will give the special Hammer Cancer Prize for Adoptive Immunotherapy to Rosenberg at a luncheon Tuesday at the Westwood headquarters of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
March 25, 2003 |
The National Cancer Institute has posted a statement on its Web site saying top experts do not believe abortion raises a woman's risk of breast cancer. The institute had a similar statement on its Web site until last year, when it replaced it with one saying that study data were "inconsistent." Abortion rights groups said the change was intended to please the Bush administration's allies in the antiabortion movement.
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December 11, 1995 |
A prescription for pizza can prevent problems in the prostate, according to Harvard University researchers. A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that men who eat at least 10 servings a week of tomato-based foods, such as pizza and spaghetti sauce, are as much as 45% less likely to develop prostate cancer. Dr. Edward Giovannucci, a Harvard researcher, said that tomato-based products and strawberries were the only foods among 46 fruits and vegetables checked that seemed to have a protective effect against prostate cancer.