Fewer Women with Ovarian, Breast Cancer Undergo Genetic Testing than Expected

Tests for inherited genetic mutations can provide women diagnosed with ovarian or breast cancer with important information that can have implications for family members and potentially guide treatment decisions and longer-term screening for second cancers. However, many women with ovarian and breast cancers are not receiving these genetic tests, a new study suggests. An NCI-funded […]

Tagraxofusp Proves Effective for BPDCN, A Rare Blood Cancer

Adults with a rare type of cancer called blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) appear to benefit from treatment with tagraxofusp-erzs (Elzonris), according to findings from a clinical trial. BPDCN is a rare, fast-growing blood cancer. Although it can develop at any age, it is most common among men in their late 60s. The usual survival […]

Some Children with Liver Cancer May Need Less Chemotherapy

Some children with liver cancer may need less chemotherapy than is typically used to treat the disease, according to results from a phase 3 clinical trial. The study, led by the NCI-supported Children’s Oncology Group, included children and infants with the most common type of childhood liver cancer, hepatoblastoma, whose tumors had been surgically removed when […]