NCI Fact Sheets on Cancers

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.

Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet that explains how certain chemicals are formed in meat that is cooked using high-temperature methods, such as pan frying or grilling, and describes the results of research on the relationship between consumption of these chemicals and cancer risk.

Cell Phones and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet that outlines the available evidence regarding use of cellular/mobile telephones and cancer risk.

BRCA Mutations: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

A fact sheet about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, how BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations (changes) affect a person's risk of cancer, genetic testing for cancer risk, interpreting test results, and the benefits and risks of genetic testing.