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August 18, 2015

Jimmy Carter's treatment underscores importance of immunotherapy

Former President Jimmy Carter has become a symbol of hope and resilience during his fight against stage IV melanoma, and now, his openness has shed important light on the emerging science around immunotherapy.

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August 11, 2015

Jimmy Carter diagnosis shows treatment a viable option at any age

Wednesday’s announcement that former President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer at 90 years old shows that treatment remains a viable option, determined and designed according to the specifics of each patient’s individual case.

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Dr. Vashi

July 15, 2015

Educated patients have lower risk of infection from home-based IV nutrition

Dr. Pankaj G. Vashi, Chair of the CTCA Department of Medicine, discusses a study he led on the bloodstream infection risk for cancer patients getting home-based IV nutrition.

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Mediterranean diet

July 7, 2015

Mediterranean diets and taking small steps toward a healthier you

Many components of the Mediterranean Diet fall in line with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) guidelines, which recommend limiting processed foods, red meat and alcohol, and working toward a healthy weight, especially if you are overweight or obese. Therefore, it is important to start implementing healthy lifestyle choices, no matter where you are in life’s journey.

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May 26, 2015

Warmer temps come with a warning: Protect your skin

With nearly 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the United States, and government officials estimate that one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that it’s a largely preventable disease. Here are some tips to help protect your skin this summer, or any time of the year.

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May 19, 2015

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

April 16, 2015

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

March 30, 2015

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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March 25, 2015

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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