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Research Updates — The Environment and Breast Cancer

October 21, 2014 — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, NIEHS is highlighting several breast cancer research advances that occurred this year as a result of the Sister Study.

A Clinical Trial System for the Era of Precision Cancer Medicine

August 7, 2014 — Precision medicine recognizes that each person’s cancer is unique, and that, as much as possible, treatment must be selected based upon the alterations seen in each tumor.

Telemedicine catches blinding disease in premature babies

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).

Study finds stronger nicotine dependency associated with higher risk of lung cancer

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.

NIH study demonstrates that a new cancer immunotherapy method could be effective against a wide range of cancer

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.

Glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity

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.

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

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.

This page last reviewed on October 21, 2014

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