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8/31/2017 12:00 AM

How can a virus cause cancer?

When you hear "virus," you may think of minor, temporary illnesses, like the cold or 24-hour flu. But some viruses are also linked to certain kinds of cancer. Read more.

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8/24/2017 12:00 AM

Researchers attacking cancers with combinations of drugs and therapies

Doctors and researchers are trying to prevent relapses and drug resistance by using combination drug therapies designed to attack cancer cells on multiple levels.

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8/22/2017 12:00 AM

Regional therapies: What are they and how can they help?

Advanced cancer can be challenging to treat, especially when it spreads to vital organs that are critical to the body's survival, such as the liver and the lungs. But a more targeted treatment approach is offering such patients a potential option, allowing doctors to deliver high doses of chemotherapy or radiation directly to the tumor, without exposing the rest of the body to harmful levels of toxicity. Read more.

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8/17/2017 12:00 AM

Tips for cancer patients: How to deal with information overload

A cancer diagnosis often comes with an overwhelming amount of information for patients to sift through and remember. Between appointments, meeting with various doctors and clinicians, and digesting treatment and nutrition information, it can be difficult to keep track of it all. There’s so much to focus on at a time when you’re dealing with an experience that has likely turned your life upside down.

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8/15/2017 12:00 AM

Telemedicine connecting doctors and patients across the miles

Dr. Suzi Kochar, an endocrinologist at our hospital near Phoenix, sees patients in the Midwest by video conference, a rapidly growing practice called telemedicine.

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8/10/2017 12:00 AM

One way to lower your cancer risk: Cut the extra sugars

Carolyn Lammersfeld of CTCA says one of the easiest ways to watch your waistline is to cut extra sugars from your diet. Learn more.

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8/3/2017 12:00 AM

The limitations of at-home genetic tests

New direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests, like the one approved in April by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), are seen by some as tools that allow everyday Americans to learn not just about their family lineage but also their risk for diseases ranging from late-onset Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s, all from the comfort of home. The news may sound like a welcome development to many, but experts warn that these at-home tests should be viewed with caution.

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8/1/2017 12:00 AM

FDA approves first cancer treatment based on genetic makeup, not tumor location

The U.S. Food and Drug has made the breakthrough step of approving a cancer therapy based not on the tumor's primary location, but on a specific genetic feature found in the cancer’s DNA.

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7/25/2017 12:00 AM

Genetic testing may help identify medications more likely to work for you

Do you ever wonder why one medication works for one patient but not another? The answer may lie in pharmacogenomics. This growing area of personalized medicine studies how a person’s unique genetic makeup influences his or her response to pharmaceutical drugs and medications.

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