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Kathy Bates joins other lymphedema advocates at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2022

Kathy Bates is figuring out how to live with lymphedema

When award-winning actress Kathy Bates was featured on the cover of NIH MedlinePlus magazine in 2016, she spoke about her experience...

Lymphedema
Scientists found gene mutations in tumors from children with RMS, which may lead to new therapies for the disease.
January 04, 2022

New treatments possible for a rare childhood cancer

Thanks to new research, children with the rare childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, may be able to receive more targeted...

Cancer in Children

There are unique challenges in developing new cancer treatments for kids.
December 28, 2021

4 unique challenges of childhood cancer research

Treatments for several types of childhood cancer have improved over the past decades. For other types, progress has been limited....

Cancer in Children
Survival rates for some types of childhood cancer have improved dramatically in recent decades.
December 21, 2021

Childhood cancer: By the numbers

Survival rates for most childhood cancers have improved in recent decades and improvement has been especially dramatic for a few...

Cancer in Children

The Children's Inn at NIH provides comfort for children with rare diseases and their families.
December 09, 2021

The Children's Inn at NIH gives families hope for more than 30 years

For children and young adults with rare diseases, The Children's Inn on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus...

Cancer in Children
Some types of childhood cancer are much more treatable today, while others are still a challenge for researchers.
November 18, 2021

The youngest patients, the toughest battles

The survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer has risen from just 10% in the 1950s to nearly 85% today. That's...

Cancer in Children

Clinical trials are critical to advancing cancer research.
October 28, 2021

The legacy of the National Cancer Act: 50 years later

In 1971, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act as part of the War on Cancer. In honor of the act...

Cancer
Terrence and Terran following her treatment at the National Institutes of Health.
October 21, 2021

A clinical trial and your caring heart mean everything to Terran and her family

When Terran, 14, passed out in school, an ambulance took her to the hospital. Scans revealed two large blood clots in...

Cancer in Children

Scientists are researching new risk factors and causes of ovarian cancer, and new ways of treating it.
October 13, 2021

Could genetic screening help catch ovarian cancer earlier?

Scientists like Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Cancer Research and others at the National Cancer...

Ovarian Cancer
Micrograph of a mucinous ovarian tumor.
October 08, 2021

3 types of ovarian cancer, explained

All ovarian cancers involve one or both ovaries, or in the nearby tissue that covers organs in the abdomen (belly...

Ovarian Cancer

Personal Story

Shannon Miller won seven Olympic medals during her gymnastics career.
September 16, 2021

Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller: Accepting help was essential to ovarian cancer recovery

Gymnast Shannon Miller captivated the world on her way to Olympic gold. Now the seven-time Olympic medalist and women's...

Ovarian Cancer, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature, Women
Leslie Heffernan, with her dog, Bella.
September 02, 2021

Triathlete on winning the cancer race

In 2018, Leslie Heffernan, then 58, was training for a triathlon. The Massachusetts resident has always been active and ran, swam, and...

Ovarian Cancer, Personal Story, Women