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 »


Photo shows the Chondrus crispus red seaweed from which gelatinous extracts called carrageenans�commonly used as food additives, in lubricants, and may have anti--HPV properties--are derived.

The Key Ingredient
A commonly found and inexpensive ingredient in many food and lubricant products—carrageenan—may protect women from HPV infection.

Image shows a micrograph of metastatic melanoma cells, left, that have invaded pancreatic tissue, right.

Putting Heads Together
NCI Chief of Surgery Steven Rosenberg teams up with NHGRI researcher Yardena Samuels against melanoma.

Photo shows Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand

Collaboration Reigns
Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand visits the NIH to discuss collaborations with NCI.

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Teaching an Old
Drug New Tricks

A drug regularly used to treat diabetes may be effective in preventing lung cancer in smokers.

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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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Recent CCR Awards:
View the new 2009 CCR awards.


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Staff News at CCR
Staff announcements at CCR.


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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.

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Teaming Up to Fight Cancer
The University of Maryland and CCR collaborate on integrative and systems biology and biological physics research.