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Immune

October 17, 2018

The cancer and autoimmune disease connection may increase disease risk, complicate treatments

Cancer and autoimmunity often create challenging circumstances for doctors and patients. In patients diagnosed with either disease, these two opposing forces may collide, further complicating treatments and side-effect management efforts.

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Immunotherapy

January 09, 2018

Immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer remains elusive

But while patients with some types of common cancers are immunotherapy drugs, most patients with breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in the U.S., are still waiting.

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Cancer

2/20/2019 12:00 AM

11 myths about cancer, debunked | Blog

The internet is rife with misinformation about what does and doesn’t cause cancer, and how to treat the disease. We bust 11 of those myths.

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Liver Cancer

2/13/2019 12:00 AM

Liver cancer: Why do more people have it, and what's helping fight the upward trend?

Liver cancer incidence is on the rise. But lifestyle changes and new treatment options may help lower the risk.

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Lung Cancer

2/7/2019 12:00 AM

7 things everyone should know about lung cancer

Lung cancer remains the deadliest form of the disease. But new tools are being developed for early screening. Learn what else everyone should know about lung cancer.

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Chemotherapy

1/30/2019 12:00 AM

What's the difference: Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies

Adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapies are treatments like chemotherapy or hormone therapy that are delivered before or after the primary treatment, to help increase the treatment's chance of success and decrease the risk of recurrence.

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Targeted Therapy

1/23/2019 12:00 AM

Emerging drugs offer promise for advanced melanoma patients

“If you had stage IV melanoma before 2011, the median survival was about a year or less. Modern-day immunotherapy using checkpoint inhibitors is offering positive responses for many patients.” – Alan Tan, MD, Clinical Research Medical Director at our hospital near Phoenix. Read more.

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Cigarette

1/16/2019 12:00 AM

Thirdhand smoke: What is it and what are its risks?

Inhaling nicotine and other toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke, either firsthand as a smoker or secondhand as a non-smoker, may cause illnesses like heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. What isn’t as clearly understood is the effect of so-called “thirdhand smoke.”

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