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Quality of Life for Pediatric Brain Cancer Survivors: Does it Depend Upon the Type of Radiation?

Pediatric cancer is fortunately rare, but when a family faces this diagnosis, it is devastating. It is a series of treatments, sometimes under anesthesia for […]

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What You Didn’t Know About Mass General’s Cancer Dream Teams

How do you break the mold of the status quo cancer research? You gather the best and the brightest from multiple institutions around the world […]

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So, When Should You Schedule a Mammogram?

Breast cancer is the most common non skin cancer and second deadliest cancer in women. As with all cancer screening, recommendations for breast cancer screening […]

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Acupuncture as an Integrative Therapy for Cancer Patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital

When “J” was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she knew there would be a long course of treatment.  She also knew she wanted to […]

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The Risk of Lymphedema for Patients Treated for Breast Cancer: Demystifying the Myth

Lymphedema is a potential side effect of breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy that can appear during the months that a patient is undergoing treatment […]

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Honoring the “Everyday Amazing”

It is the perfect combination. Honoring people who contribute to the fight against cancer in outstanding and sometimes unseen ways, and raising money to aid […]

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Lifestyle Medicine: Changing Lives, Empowering Patients

There are 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society, and as treatments improve and more people are diagnosed at […]

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Are Socio-economic or genetic factors to blame for poorer breast cancer outcomes in African American women?

Since the late 1980’s, there has been a vast amount of research devoted to understanding the racial disparities in breast cancer. It is well established […]

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Mass General Study: How brain metastases may be shaped by the genetic alterations and the microenvironment in the brain

  The brain is one of the major sites of metastasis (spread) for several different cancers. Once cancer spreads to the brain, the prognosis is […]

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Multipanel Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer; More tests may better inform cancer risk, screening and prevention.

Cancer is caused by mutations of the genetic material, DNA.  In most cases these mutations are somatic, meaning that they occur in rare cells within […]

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Effects of Treatment for Malignant Brain Tumors: a Double-Edged Sword

Glioblastomas (Grade IV astrocytoma) are malignant, rapidly progressive brain tumors that are particularly challenging to treat. It is this tumor that killed Senator Edward M. […]

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Our immune systems fight colds and infections, what about cancer?

Clinical Immunotherapy is undergoing a renaissance, with recent rapid-fire US Food and Drug Association (FDA) approval of numerous immunotherapies across several different types of cancer, […]

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Early Palliative Care—When does medicine end and healing begin?

It has long been a challenge to patients and caregivers alike to come to terms with the reality that there is little more that can […]

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Research news: The changing tides in cancer therapy

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that many cancers share the same gene mutation or growth pathway. In this case there may […]

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Is starving cancer cells the answer?

How Cancer Spreads Cancer cells are disorganized and have a tendency to grow and multiply. Though varieties of cancers act differently, depending on size, aggressiveness, […]

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