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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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New Healthcare applications from old technology

One of the greatest challenges that oncologists and patients face is finding the best treatment for advanced stages of cancer. It has long been understood […]

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Can Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Prevent Colon Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the Western World. […]

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How do some cancer cells outsmart treatment? Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have the answers.

Cancer is an unsettling diagnosis at best. It creates anxiety and uncertainty for patients and their families. Physicians too are perplexed by the unpredictable nature […]

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Massachusetts General Hospital has a Less Traditional Treatment Method for Fighting Cancer

One of the challenges of treating cancer is due to its insidious ability to grow uncontrollably and often unpredictably. Because traditional treatments do not always […]

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Harvard Researchers are Training Stem Cells to Battle Brain Tumors. It’s True.

When it comes to fighting cancer one of the big challenges has always been killing off cancer cells, without damaging nearby healthy cells. This is […]

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Sparing Patients: Attacking Drug-Resistant Cancer in a Dish

When a cancer patient’s first line of treatment stops working, doctors often need to race the clock to find another regimen to keep the disease […]

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Everyday Amazing: Greg

What was a very experimental idea over ten years ago is now the standard approach for patients with Greg’s lung cancer mutation.

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Could this heterogeneity help focus future research?

When you hear the word cancer, you might think of a singular thing. But in reality, each cancerous tumor is actually more like a mini […]

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A new drug for treatment-resistant non-small cell lung cancer

Sometimes doctors find a medication that works to help halt or reverse a cancer, only to have their efforts thwarted when the cancer suddenly changes […]

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