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Oncology (INACTIVE)

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  • More women choose prophylactic mastectomy [Updated]

     
    The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer.......
  • Canadian researchers show how a breast tumor evolves

     
    For the first time, Canadian researchers have decoded the DNA of breast cancer cells when the tumor was localized and after it had spread, providing previously unavailable information about how changes in DNA lead to metastasis and yielding some insight.....
  • So long to a tail-wagging boy: Saying goodbye to a beloved dog named Dillon

     
    As anyone who's ever loved and lost a pet knows, dealing with the grief that comes with the death of a furry friend is heart-wrenching. Our colleague Diane Pucin is a sports writer by trade and a pet lover at......
  • When cancer spreads to the brain

     
    The first set of guidelines dealing with cancer that has spread to the brain calls for treatment with both surgery and radiation therapy instead of just radiation alone. The document, released today at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting in........
  • Stanford surgeons put artificial bone in 3-year-old's arm

     
    In what they are terming a medical first, surgeons at Stanford University's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital have implanted a telescoping artificial prosthesis in the arm of a 3-year-old to replace a humerus that was removed because of cancer. Nearly...
  • A Custom Fit

    A Custom Fit
    Personalized and individualized approaches to care have been key points of progress and innovation in the field of breast oncology. Dr. Lisa Guerra explained that the focus of breast cancer treatment has evolved into specific approaches tailored to each...
  • A New World of Options

    A New World of Options
    Robotic surgery — the pioneering da Vinci Surgical System in particular — was initially developed to target prostate cancer. And although robotic systems are now used to treat a wide range of cancers, they remain an especially effective,...
  • Treating the Whole Patient

    Treating the Whole Patient
    John Gibson discovered a few weeks following surgery that his cancer had progressed to stage 4 melanoma. That was last year, before he began treatment at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center, which he visited after a suggestion from a friend. “As [my...
  • Fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer

    Fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer
    WASHINGTON — Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them. Then he sat...
  • Live chat: sex and the prostate patient

    2007-07-30 14:00:50.0 Administrator2: Welcome Dr. Lue, and thanks for chatting with us! 2007-07-30 14:00:55.0 kjohnson: Hello, my name is Kathryn Johnson and I read the article and wanted to know why proton therapy was never mentioned as a treatment...
  • The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations

    The Siren's Call: Cellular Situations
    Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth. Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast. Where actual mythological monsters are...