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5 Things Not to Do When Delivering Bad News to Patients

Jacques Fontaine, M.D. - 4/19/2020 - 0

Although compassion and empathy are innate qualities, specific education and training can sharpen and improve how physicians deliver bad news to patients.

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How Do I Know If I Have Skin Cancer?

Fayne Frey, MD - 4/15/2020 - 6

If you find a growth on your skin, how do you know if it’s cancer? You likely won’t but a dermatologist will. Many skin cancers are curable if found early.

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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

Fayne Frey, MD - 4/12/2020 - 0

These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 

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The Promising Future of Nanomedicine and Nanoparticles

Chieh-Ju Lu, D.Phil - 3/8/2020 - 0

Nanomedicine and nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize cancer therapeutics because they should be able to deliver the drug with more precision.

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Reasons for Optimism in Combating Aggressive Blood Cancers

Alex Herrera, M.D. - 9/29/2019 - 0

The recent advances in blood cancer treatment are encouraging. Some cases of this devastating diagnosis may be turned into a chronic, manageable disease.

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Have Breast Implants—Should You Be Worried About Cancer?

Christopher Hess, MD, FACS - 7/24/2019 - 5

BIA-ALCL is a rare lymphoma that is associated with certain types of breast implants. Plastic surgeon Christopher Hess answers questions about the disease.

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Research: New Laser Tech Can Detect Circulating Cancer Cells

Joshua Mansour, M.D. - 7/8/2019 - 0

A small study demonstrates that a new laser tech can detect circulating cancer cells in melanoma patients at levels far more sensitive than currently available technologies.

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CAR T-Cell Therapy for Cancer: What’s New on the Road to Cure?

Joshua Mansour, M.D. - 6/27/2019 - 0

Even though CAR T-cell therapy is not well known to the general public, it has been speeding along the medical highway with no rest stop in sight.

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5 Ways Biking Can Boost Your Health

Ruaan Nel - 6/22/2019 - 9

There are certain benefits of riding a bike that driving a car could never live up to. Here are 5 reasons to hang up your car keys.

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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cancer

Harvey Berger, MD - 6/18/2019 - 0

Cancer treatment has advanced significantly over the past few decades, due in large part to research performed by pharmaceutical companies. Learn about some of the medications ARIAD Pharmaceuticals has brought to the market and how they’ve impacted cancer treatment.

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Why Drug Discovery is So Hard and High Risk

Harvey Berger, MD - 6/13/2019 - 0

Getting a drug to market takes years of research and requires regulatory approval before it can be used to treat a disease. Learn about the process in this article.

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Barrett’s Esophagus: New Tool Predicts the Risk of Cancer

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 6/3/2019 - 0

Cernostics’ TissueCypher Assay uses molecular and cellular data to predict which patients with Barrett’s esophagus are at risk of progression to esophageal cancer.

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