NCI Fact Sheets on Cancers

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

A fact sheet about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for the prevention of infection with certain types of HPV, which is the major cause of cervical cancer.

Biological Therapies for Cancer

A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Guérin, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer.

Targeted Cancer Therapies

A fact sheet that describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that interfere with specific molecules involved in cancer cell growth and survival.

Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma

A fact sheet about moles and how some moles may be related to melanoma, which is the most serious type of skin cancer. The fact sheet includes photos of differences between moles and cancer, and discusses risk factors for melanoma.

Angiogenesis Inhibitors

A fact sheet that describes cancer-fighting agents that block the growth of blood vessels that support tumor growth.