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5/19/2015 12:00 AM

Immunotherapy represents progress in cancer treatment

Immunotherapy has been called one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of recent years. Immunotherapy drugs work by either stimulating specific parts of the immune system or by counteracting cancer cells signals that prevent immune response.

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Breast density

4/16/2015 12:00 AM

Breast density becoming an important predictor of breast cancer risk

Women who have dense breasts are four to five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with low breast density. Researchers are still trying to figure out why.

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Lung cancer questions

3/30/2015 12:00 AM

Answering your questions about lung cancer

Our lung cancer experts answer your questions about the second most common non-skin cancer among American men and women.

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3/25/2015 12:00 AM

Angelina Jolie discusses surgery to avoid ovarian cancer

Angelina Jolie writes of her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a way to prevent cancer. Jolie's mother died after battling ovarian cancer and Jolie herself has a mutated BRCA gene associated with increased risk for the disease. Read more about Jolie's decision in the Cancer Center 360.

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Detox and juice cleanses

3/12/2015 12:00 AM

Are detoxes and juice cleanses beneficial for weight loss?

Most people, though, see a detox program as a quick and easy way lose weight. Unfortunately, there is little or no research suggesting that a detox can result in safe, permanent weight loss.

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3/10/2015 12:00 AM

More new cancer cases linked to obesity

A recent study found that obesity caused 500,000 new cancer diagnoses worldwide in just one year. Carrying too much weight is already a known risk factor for certain cancers, but the findings suggest obesity may play an even greater role. Read more in the Cancer Center 360 blog.

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Cell phone

1/8/2015 12:00 AM

Do cell phones cause cancer?

A recent Swedish study found that long-term cell phone use may increase a person’s risk of glioma, adding to a growing body of research intended to resolve the issue of whether cell phones can lead to brain cancer. Read more in the Cancer Center 360 blog.

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Radiation therapy

How do cancer treatments damage the immune system?

It’s important for cancer patients to know how cancer treatments may damage the immune system, potentially leading to conditions that increase the risk of infection.

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