Research is a Weapon Against Cancer

See how researchers are working hard to find new ways to battle and defeat cancer – and how you can join the fight!

Research Highlights

Spread the word! Research plays a crucial role in the fight against cancer!

NCI: Why I Do Cancer Research

In this video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Dr. Ted Timble, Director of NCI’s Center for Global Health, shares why he has committed his career to cancer research. It is estimated that around the world, there will be 14 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. More than 8 million people will die. Cancer research helps to reduce these numbers by improving treatment, symptom management, and survivorship.

TAILORx Trial Finds Most Women With Early Breast Cancer Do Not Benefit From Chemotherapy

TAILORx is a phase 3 clinical trial that began in 2006. The trial found that 70% of women with the most common type of breast cancer (HR-positive, HER2-negative, node-negative breast cancer), when it is caught early, may be able to avoid chemotherapy.

New Treatment Approach for Some Patients with Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

Two new clinical trials show a good outlook for early-stage pancreatic cancer if treated with surgery. In one trial, patients on a multi-drug regimen chemotherapy lived longer after surgery than those on single-dose chemotherapy. In the other trial, patients given chemotherapy and radiation before surgery lived longer than patients who only received chemotherapy after surgery. These important trials will add new treatment options for patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.

“Altering Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer was originally published by the National Cancer Institute.”
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Drug Prevents Chemo-Related Hearing Loss in Some Children

One side effect of chemotherapy for some children with cancer is hearing loss. According to a new study, the drug sodium thiosulfate can protect the hearing of children with cancer undergoing treatment with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin.


Join Research Studies

You and your loved ones can speed up research advances by taking part in cancer-related research studies that interest you.

NCI: Steps to Find a Clinical Trial


A clinical trial is a scientific study to find out which treatments or devices are safe and if they work well. They help doctors learn about cancer and develop better treatments that can help you and other people in the future.

NIH All of Us Research Program

Join the All of Us Research Program to become a part of history. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data over many years from a million or more people living in the United States. The goal is to move forward in research and improving health. This research program will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of research studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions. For more information visit the All of Us website

NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation Launch Large Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

African American men are more likely to get aggressive prostate cancer, which grows and spreads quickly, compared to other men. RESPOND is a new study that aims to understand why this is. The NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation are funding the study, which will enroll 10,000 African American men with prostate cancer to look at the role of genes (DNA), social stress, and other risk factors.

NCI and Veterans Affairs (VA) Collaborate to Boost Veterans Access to Clinical Trials

Veterans with cancer in 12 states will have easier access to new cancer treatments. A new program called NAVIGATE will help veterans access clinical trials through Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.