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Colon Cancer

New study delivers chemotherapy to the liver for metastatic colorectal cancer patients

April 3, 2019

Patients with previously treated colorectal cancer that has spread only to the liver may be eligible to participate in a new clinical trial at the NIH Clinical Center. Read more...

From the House of Hope to the homeless: operating room staff bring warmth to the local community

Spring 2019

With a needle, thread and desire to give back, members of the NIH Clinical Center operating room have repurposed surgical cloth into blankets for those experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County. Read more...

hernandez team

New clinical program will study metastatic colorectal cancer in viable patient tissue samples

March 1, 2018

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer cells beyond the site of the initial tumor, is the leading cause of death in cancer patients.  Read more...

Jeremy Davis, Joel Rodriguez, Jonathan Hernandez and Adam Cerise celebrate Joel’s successful surgery with burgers and fries.

They gave me my life back

March 1, 2017

Adoptive T-cell transfer (ACT) is a promising form of cancer immunotherapy. Treating patients with T cells isolated from a tumor and subsequently expanded in the lab can cause the complete regression of some melanomas and cervical cancers, but the treatment is currently restricted to a few cancer types. Read more...

Foregut cancers get new attention at CCR

March 1, 2017

Adoptive T-cell transfer (ACT) is a promising form of cancer immunotherapy. Cancers of the foregut don’t get much attention. Read more...