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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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Stem-Cells

8/14/2019 12:00 AM

What’s the difference? Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants

Stem cell transplants are standard of care for cancers such as leukemia, and lymphoma. But what’s the difference between an autologous transplant and an allogeneic transplant?

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Flu

8/7/2019 12:00 AM

Is it the flu or cancer? The two diseases share many common symptoms

The flu and some cancers share many common symptoms. Learn what to do if your flu symptoms worsen or do not get better after two weeks.

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Oral-Drugs

7/31/2019 12:00 AM

Opting for oral cancer medications isn’t always as simple as taking a pill

Oral medications may be more convenient than injections or infusions, but that doesn’t mean they are appropriate for all patients.

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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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Breast-Cancer-Male

7/17/2019 12:00 AM

What’s the difference? Male breast cancer and female breast cancer

Despite outward appearances, the structure of men’s and women’s breasts are very similar. So, why do so few men get breast cancer?

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Measles

7/3/2019 12:00 AM

Measles outbreak may pose special threat to cancer patients

Once thought to be all but eliminated in the United States, measles is once again spreading in certain areas of the country. The disease may cause challenging complications in many patients, especially cancer patients and others with compromised immune systems.

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Ovarian-Cancer

6/5/2019 12:00 AM

HIPEC becoming recognized as important option for women with advanced ovarian cancer

One 2018 study, conducted in the Netherlands and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that some ovarian cancer patients experienced improved quality of life and a 12-month improvement in their median overall survival rate when their interval debulking surgery involved a process called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

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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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