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July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Awareness Month

UV Safety Awareness Month: UV Radiation and Skin Cancer

July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Awareness Month in the United States. This is a good time to learn about UV radiation and the effects that exposure to UV radiation has on the body, as well as ways to protect yourself and prevent sunburns,…
survivorship month

National Cancer Survivor Month: Survivorship Research

June is National Cancer Survivor Month in the United States. This is a time to raise awareness of cancer survivors, the issues they face throughout their lifetimes, and advocate for cancer survivorship research. As of 2019, there were 16.9…
may is bladder cancer awareness month

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: Surgical Advancements for Survival & Quality of Life

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. This is a good time to learn about bladder cancer, risk factors, prevention, and treatment. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer for men, but is less common for women. It is estimated that…
head and neck cancer awareness month

Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month: Combining Treatments to Create Best Outcomes

April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month. This is a good time to learn about this group of cancers, as well as risk factors, prevention, symptoms, detection, and treatments. Head and neck cancers are a large group of many cancers…
colorectal cancer awareness month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Cancer Screening Advancements

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This is a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer and symptoms, screening, prevention strategies, and treatments. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers, and it is the third…
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The Importance of Community-Engaged Research with MNCCTN Collaborator Dana Carroll

As a research organization, the Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN) is committed to working with communities commonly underrepresented in research and/or are at particularly high risk for cancer. One of the most successful…
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: History of the First Cancer Screening Test

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the United States. Cervical cancer is cancer of the cells lining the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. The cervix connects the body of the uterus with the vagina. Cancer begins in the…
rural health day

National Rural Health Day: Rural Health Disparities and Cancer Screening

National Rural Health Day is celebrated each year on the third Thursday of November in the United States. Initiated by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, National Rural Health Day is a day to celebrate the power of…
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Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network Funds Community Site Award for Colchicine Therapy for BRAFi/MEKi-Associated Pyrexia 

The Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN) is happy to announce the funding of a third study as part of the network’s inaugural grant program. The program, announced in January 2021, was intended to encourage the development of…
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Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network Funds Restorative Microbiota Therapy Study

The Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN) is happy to announce the funding of three studies as part of the network’s inaugural grant program. The program, announced in January 2021, was intended to encourage the development of…