Power of Prevention, Part 1: The Answer to Cancer

April 13, 2014 11:30 am
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Power of Prevention, Part 1-The Answer to Cancer

The adage that “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” carries substantial weight in the realm of cancer control. “You are the answer to cancer,” says Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, a cancer prevention and control expert at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). A federal report on cancer status in the United States supports her...
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African-American Women & Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

April 10, 2014 2:42 pm
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The conundrum: While Caucasian women are more likely to develop breast cancer, African-American women are more likely to die from the disease. Medical researchers want some answers about that, because breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women today. “Overall, across the board, breast cancer survival rates continue to improve every single year,” says Erin Macrae, MD, a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the...
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The Personal Cancer Genome and Precision Cancer Trials

April 8, 2014 3:10 pm
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The Personal Cancer Genome and Precision Cancer Trials

Clinical trials traditionally have been designed to treat patients with a specific disease and to treat all patients on the trial the same way. For example, we would evaluate a new drug for breast cancer by giving the agent to a group of breast-cancer patients, and if enough of them benefited, we would judge the drug a good one. If few patients benefited, the drug would likely be abandoned....
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Understanding Multiple Myeloma

April 6, 2014 10:57 am
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Understanding Multiple Myeloma

With the recent news about Tom Brokaw’s myeloma diagnosis, there has been more interest in what multiple myeloma is. In myeloma, the cells in the bone marrow that are cancerous are plasma cells – these are white cells, and where 80 percent of their job is to make antibodies. The process of going from a normal plasma cell to a myeloma cell can take years or decades. Initially, one...
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