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We understand how overwhelming it can be when you or your loved one is coping with cancer.

The Cancer Center Newsletter was developed to ease some of the burden of this "information overload," by featuring various topics in an easy-to-understand format.

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Past Newsletters

September 2016 - New guidelines help doctors and patients with chronic pain management
Pain is one of the most common symptoms of cancer and its treatment, and if left unmanaged, experts say it may have serious impacts on patients’ quality of life and may even delay or disrupt treatment.
August 2016 - Cell Wars: How rogue cells build their cancer empire
Like a villain in a certain science-fiction movie, some of our body's cells turn to the dark side. Usually, rogue cells recognize they have turned evil and shut themselves down before they cause damage. Others are quickly killed by the immune system. But some rogue cells find ways to survive. When that happens, a cancer may be born.
July 2016 - Prostate Cancer: Know your options
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in U.S. men, after skin cancer. It is a challenging disease because it often comes with no warning signs or symptoms until it progresses to advanced stages. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of the first things you can do is educate yourself about the disease and available treatment options.
June 2016 - How clinical trials advance cancer care

As scientists learn more about how damaged DNA drives cancer, the revelations are inspiring innovations in cancer treatment. While the lessons are new, the process of carefully testing ideas is not. At the heart of the educational journey is a tool that has propelled medical and scientific advances throughout history: the controlled clinical trial.

May 2016 - Immunotherapy: Advances usher in a new era of cancer care

Many now call him the "Father of Immunotherapy," but in the 1890s, Dr. William Coley was dismissed by colleagues for the very work the modern world now considers groundbreaking. On the theory that a supercharged immune system could attack cancer cells, Coley injected patients with live bacteria that he believed could jump-start immune cells into action. More than a century later, we now know that he was onto something.