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Biomarkers

8/21/2019 12:00 AM

Identifying biomarkers gives doctors known targets to treat many cancers

Doctors are increasingly relying on biomarkers, which help determine a patient’s overall health and/or the presence disease. Learn what biomarkers are and why they are increasingly important in cancer care.

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Breast-Cancer

7/24/2019 12:00 AM

Breast implant-associated cancer is rare, but education is key

With fears growing about a rare type of cancer that has been largely linked to certain breast implants, doctors hope expanded recommendations around the diagnosis and treatment of the disease will increase awareness, and ease concerns.

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Stress

7/10/2019 12:00 AM

What is the relationship between stress and cancer?

Research has long supported a connection between inflammation and cancer. But what scientists are now learning is the implication inflammation may have on the relationship between psychological stress and cancer.

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Geriatric-Oncology

6/19/2019 12:00 AM

Geriatric oncology: Aging population raises concerns about surge in demand for cancer care

Researchers fear the coming of what’s been dubbed a “silver oncologic tsunami” in the United States, worrying the medical community is not prepared to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population of cancer patients. Read more.

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Surgery

5/29/2019 12:00 AM

Lighting up cancer cells to improve surgical accuracy

To help improve surgical accuracy, researchers are testing dyes that make cancer cells light up so surgeons can find them more easily, while also allowing them to spare healthy tissue.

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Bacteria

5/22/2019 12:00 AM

Keeping belly bacteria balanced is key, but a challenge for cancer patients

Learn about the important role gut bacteria play in our overall health and in certain diseases, including cancer.

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Cancer

4/24/2019 12:00 AM

Are certain cancers becoming more common?

Some types of cancer are increasing in prevalence, and experts are working to understand what is causing the uptick and how to treat patients.

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lung cancer treatment

4/10/2019 12:00 AM

New techniques aiding in the fight against lung cancer

Thanks in large part to improvements in diagnostics and treatments, thousands of people are surviving lung cancer. The key is to catch it early, when the survival rate is much higher. Still, most cases are not diagnosed until advanced stages, which makes awareness initiatives around early detection efforts all the more important.

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Robotic-Surgery

2/27/2019 12:00 AM

Studies conclude open surgery a better option for early cervical cancer than less invasive procedures

Learn why minimally invasive surgeries may not be a good option for patients with early-stage cervical cancer.

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