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    A Tailored Approach to Cancer Care

    Last year more than 1.8 million people across the United States were diagnosed with cancer. Considering that no two cancers are the same and that more treatment options are now available, cancer care is becoming more personalized than ever.

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  • San Diego August 10, 2019 5:54 pm

    Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Breaks Ground on $59M Cancer Center

    Scripps Health broke ground Friday on its new $59 million cancer center in Hillcrest, celebrating a donation of $25 million from a late San Diego philanthropist.

  • Chicago June 5, 2018 1:35 am

    Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

    Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000...

  • United States May 11, 2018 2:18 am

    Cancer Docs Feel Unprepared, But Recommend Marijuana Anyway

    Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use. The results reflect how marijuana policy in some states has outpaced research, the study authors said. All 29 states with medical marijuana programs allow doctors to recommend it to cancer...

  • Cancer December 8, 2017 5:45 pm

    Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur

    A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies, for breast cancer. Results suggest they someday may help reveal which women need longer preventive...

  • North Carolina October 18, 2017 11:22 pm

    Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care

    Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right. Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by gene tumor boards,...

  • Pennsylvania August 31, 2017 3:00 am

    US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

    Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration called the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit the U.S. market. Made from scratch for every patient, it’s one...

  • Chicago March 22, 2017 6:26 pm

    New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

    From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

  • North Carolina June 6, 2016 9:46 pm

    Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain

    Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment....
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    He had suffered through more than a year of chemotherapy that produced painful sores in his mouth, last-ditch major abdominal surgery had left behind excruciating scar tissue, and hope had dried up. But the end of treatment had...

  • Cancer March 30, 2015 6:45 pm

    Devon Still Announces Leah's Cancer Officially in Remission

    After months of treatment, constant updates on social media and nationwide support, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still shared the news he hoped to hear for over a year. His daughter, Leah’s cancer is officially in remission.Still made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page.

  • social media March 18, 2015 5:52 pm

    Devon Still Shares Encouraging News on His Daughter's Fight Against Cancer

    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still announced encouraging news in his daughter’s fight against cancer. Still wrote on his Instagram page Tuesday the family received his 4-year-old daughter Leah’s MIBG scans, nuclear imaging tests that help locate and diagnose different types of cancer in the body. Based on the scans, doctors said they didn’t see any active disease in her...

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