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Liquid Biopsy for Cancer: What You Need to Know

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 5/20/2019 - 0

Liquid biopsy for cancer is an exciting new technology that holds a lot of promise in diagnosis, treatment, and management of the disease.

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Technologies That Will Transform Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Kayla Matthews - 5/19/2019 - 0

These new technologies won’t cure cancer but they will improve diagnosis, treatment and the quality of life of people living with cancer.

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Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 2/26/2019 - 1

The high cost of life-saving drugs: There’s something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.

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How Important is Sleep for Women’s Health?

Agatha Singer - 1/23/2019 - 0

Current research on sleep and women’s health sheds light on how women can protect their health by changing specific sleeping habits.

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When It Comes to Health, Muscle Mass Matters

Suzette Pereira Ph.D. - 1/13/2019 - 3

Muscle mass plays a huge role in predicting health outcomes. Studies show that people with less muscle mass had more surgical and post-operative complications, longer hospital stays, lower physical function, poorer quality of life and overall lower survival.

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Trust is the Essence of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Sharon Ben-Or, M.D. - 12/5/2018 - 3

Anger & depression after multiple readmissions led a cancer patient, a surgeon, to lose trust in her doctor. Here’s how they repaired the relationship.

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Precision Medicine is Changing the Way We Think About Cancer

Vincent Miller M.D. - 12/4/2018 - 2

Rapid progress in precision medicine therapies for non-small cell lung cancer has paved the way for similar approaches for other types of cancer.

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Skin Cancer Increases the Risk of Other Types of Cancer

Fayne Frey, MD - 7/8/2018 - 3

Research shows that if you’re diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer between the ages of 45 to 59, your risk for any other type of cancer goes up by 74%.

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Chemo Got You Down? There’s an App for That

Matt Lashey - 3/30/2018 - 0

The chemoWave app was created by people with cancer for people with cancer to help take control during the chemotherapy journey.

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Cancer Death Rates are Way Down, Why?

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA - 2/12/2018 - 1

American Cancer Society statistics show that the death rate from cancer has declined over the last 2 decades and dropped another 1.7% last year. There’s also been a 2% decline in new cancer diagnoses in the last decade for men, but not for women. Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the ACS describes what’s behind these stats.

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An Innovative Treatment Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Olga Ivanov, MD and Rakesh R. Patel, MD - 1/19/2018 - 0

A new clinical study shows how intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can reduce radiation side effects and may save breast cancer patients $10,500 annually.

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Your Sunscreen Isn’t Enough to Prevent Skin Cancer

Denis Dudley, MD - 12/6/2017 - 40

There is persuasive evidence that UVA is an important driver of UV radiation-mediated sun damage to the skin, but many sunscreens are biased toward protection against UVB.

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