News: NCI

Weighing the Odds

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Although obesity is strongly associated with several types of cancer, public awareness of this link is still lacking. Researchers are investigating how obesity influences cancer risk.

The Next 40 Years

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Just over 40 years ago, on Dec. 23, 1971, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act and our country waged an unofficial “War on Cancer.” This prompted a significant boost in U.S. investment in cancer research, with the National Cancer Institute alone spending more than $105 billion in the years since. Other government agencies, foundations [...]