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Improving Cancer Prevention Outreach for Latino Women

Preventative care is a woman’s best defense against breast and cervical cancer, but it has long been known that rates of cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are among […]

Genomics May Be The New Frontier, But Knowing Your Family Medical History Is Still Very Important

It's no secret that genomics is cutting edge science. It is exciting, it is changing the way we think about ourselves and the medical care we receive. But with all the "gee whiz" aspects of what we are discovering every day about our...Show More Summary

Stem Cell Transplants Aid Children with Rare Form of Leukemia

Stem cell transplants show promise for patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), according to researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Don’t Benefit from Increased Radiation Dose

In 2014, low-risk prostate cancer was the most common type of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States, affecting about 150,000 patients, many of whom undergo aggressive treatment, either complete removal of the prostate or radiation. Increased radiation dose is associated with higher survival rates in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancer, but not […]

Evaluating Breast Cancer Risk with an Anti-Stress Hormone

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that women with low levels of an anti-stress hormone have an increased risk of getting breast cancer. The study is the first of its kind on humans and confirms previous similar observations from animal experiments. The recent findings on a potential new marker for the risk […]

Meeting A Stem Cell/Bone MarrowDonor Reminds Me About Ordinary People Doing Something Extraordinary

As I have mentioned previously, I travel quite a bit. And sometimes during those trips something interesting and unexpected can happen. That was the case a couple of weeks ago, when I was on a flight from Atlanta to Washington. And it impacted me in a way I could not have anticipated. The flight was routine. Show More Summary

Meeting A Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Donor Reminds Us All About Ordinary People Doing Something Extraordinary

As I have mentioned previously, I travel quite a bit. And sometimes during those trips something interesting and unexpected can happen. That was the case a couple of weeks ago, when I was on a flight from Atlanta to Washington. And it impacted me in a way I could not have anticipated. The flight was routine. Show More Summary

Avoiding Irreversible Side Effects in Children’s Cancer with a Less Invasive Chemo

Treating children with cancer can be especially challenging, due to the high probability of side effects related to the effects of the chemo treatment on their developing bodies. Children with a rare type of cancer called Wilms’ tumour who are at low risk of relapsing can now be given less intensive treatment, avoiding a type of […]

Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival Rates

If you need another reason to help you quit smoking, consider the fact that smoking may increase your odds of dying from breast cancer. According to a new article recently published in Cancer Science, researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer. In a prospective study […]

Convincing Young Women of the Dangers of Indoor Tanning

It’s well known that indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, but many young women will still go to great lengths to pursue a beach ready tan for summer. Messages with images depicting the harsh realities of melanoma are more powerful than the text-only warning required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in […]

Access to Gynecologic Oncologists Is Limited for Nearly 15 Million Women

Access to specialist care is vital in improving cancer survival rates, but many people struggle to find the medical assistance they need. This is particularly true for women in need of a gynecologic oncologist. More than one-third of counties in the Unites States are located more than 50 miles from the nearest gynecologic oncologist, making access […]

Disrupting Brain Tumor Stem Cells Could Lead to New Treatment Options

Certain types of brain tumors are notoriously difficult to treat. Whether surgically removed, zapped by radiation or infiltrated by chemotherapy drugs, these tumors find a way to return.However, some brain tumor stem cells may have an Achilles’ heel. Show More Summary

Some Of The Answers To Cancer Care May Be Found With Our Companion Dogs Walking Right Beside Us

Fate can work in mysterious ways. A couple of months ago I was invited to participate in a symposium conducted by the National Cancer Policy Board at the Institute of Medicine in Washington DC. The topic was cancer in dogs, and how we...Show More Summary

Skin Cancer Rates Rapidly Rising Amoung Children, Teens, and Young Adults

Educating the public about the necessity of sunscreen use remains more important than ever before, as the  incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973. This is the finding of award-winning research recently presented by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) […]

Green Tea Component Could Help Reduce Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is predicted to result in an estimated 220,00 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers led by Nagi B. Kumar, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A. at Moffitt Cancer Center recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent […]

The Survivors And Advocates Highlight That Personalized Medicine Is About All Of Us

When it comes to personalized/precision medicine we should never forget it's all about the people, particularly the cancer survivors whose very lives depend on us getting it done quickly and getting it right. That was the message from...Show More Summary

Father Knows Best As Immunotherapy Takes Its Place As A Pillar Of Cancer Care

Question: What do all these cancers have in common: Melanoma, lung, kidney, bladder, ovarian, head and neck, Hodgkin lymphoma, stomach, breast (and others)? Answer: They have all shown evidence of meaningful, durable responses when treated with one or more of the new immunotherapy drugs. Show More Summary

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