Virtually all cervical cancers are caused by persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, the most common sexually transmitted infection in young adults. Read the full story »
All in Good Fun
A brief walk through the history of science uncovers many famous collaborators whose discoveries have changed the world. Pierre and Marie Curie, James Watson and Francis Crick, Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus, to name just a few. Learn more about early discoveries »
A Problem of Disordered Development
Neuroblastoma is a notoriously heterogenous disease. A neuroendocrine tumor, it is the most common extra-cranial solid tumor in children. It is known to spontaneously regress and disappear in infants. But it can also metastasize and develop chemoresistance, in which case the options for treatment are limited, toxic, and seldom curative. Learn more about disordered development »
The Interconnectedness of All Things
Approximately ten years ago, Sheue-Yann Cheng, Ph.D., Head of the Gene Regulation Section in CCR’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, teamed with an unusual lab partner—a mutant mouse. She made this mouse to study a rare inherited disease, resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH), caused by a mutation in one of two thyroid hormone receptor genes. Read more about interconnectedness of all things »
The Key Ingredient
A commonly found and inexpensive ingredient in many food and lubricant products—carrageenan—may protect women from HPV infection.
Putting Heads Together
NCI Chief of Surgery Steven Rosenberg teams up with NHGRI researcher Yardena Samuels against melanoma.
Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand visits the NIH to discuss collaborations with NCI.
Teaching an Old
Drug New Tricks
A drug regularly used to treat diabetes may be effective in preventing lung cancer in smokers.
Choose Your Pathway Wisely
Inhibition of the 53BP1 gene restores an error-free pathway for DNA repair that is lost due to a mutation in the oncogene BRCA1.
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Staff News at CCR
Staff announcements at CCR.
HIV Vaccine Strategy
Is Not Dead
A CRADA between NCI and Sanofi Pasteur leads to the first clinical trial for a preventive HIV vaccine regimen to show efficacy.
Teaming Up to Fight Cancer
The University of Maryland and CCR collaborate on integrative and systems biology and biological physics research.