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HPV vaccine

11/6/2019 12:00 AM

Many unaware of HPV-cancer link, as related cancer rates rise

Even though HPV-related cancer rates continue to rise, a recent survey found that most Americans don’t know about the connection between HPV and cancer.

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Clinical trials

10/9/2019 12:00 AM

Clinical trials are a key to drug research, yet participation remains low

Despite their importance to the development of new cancer treatments, few patients are in enrolled clinical trials.

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Dr. Abdul Hamid Alraiyes

9/26/2019 12:00 AM

Q&A: What you should know about the lung disease outbreak linked to vaping

To address concerns about the vaping-related lung illness, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, FCCP, Director of Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine at our hospital in Chicago, answered your questions in a recent Twitter chat.

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Pancreatic cancer

9/18/2019 12:00 AM

How does cancer do that? Pancreatic cancer cells find ways to survive

But, despite these incredible advancements, one of the most common cancers continues to vex doctors and researchers: pancreatic cancer.

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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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