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  • Special Coverage 10/31/2018

    Special news coverage

  • Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer? 10/30/2018

    A harsh truth about lung cancer is that it doesn’t usually cause symptoms until the cancer is already advanced and not able to be cured. That’s why the idea of screening – looking for lung cancer in people who do not have any symptoms – is appealing.

  • Study Supports Immunotherapy for Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 10/29/2018

    A study by an international group of researchers has found for the first time that a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy can extend lives of women with triple-negative breast cancer.

  • Household Chores That Burn Calories 10/24/2018

    Regular exercise isn’t always easy to squeeze into our busy lives. So, it’s nice to know that some chores and activities we’re already doing can burn calories and strengthen muscles.

  • New Prostate Cancer Guideline Offers Shortened Radiation Time 10/22/2018

    Men being treated for early-stage prostate cancer with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) can safely choose an option that reduces the number of treatment sessions, according to a panel of experts from the American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Urological Association.

  • Study: Newly Identified Genes Linked with Higher Risk for Triple Negative Breast Cancer 10/19/2018

    We've known that mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are linked with an increased risk for breast cancer. Now we know about 5 other genes associated with a high risk for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) thanks to a study by former American Cancer Society grant recipient, Fergus J. Couch, PhD. Knowing these genes can help doctors improve the screening process for women who have a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Identifying them also allows new treatments for TNBC to be tested.

  • Study: Obesity Linked to Colorectal Cancer in Young Women 10/16/2018

    New research shows obesity may be contributing to increasing rates of colorectal cancer among younger Americans.

  • Leukemia Survivor Opens Up About His Cancer 10/15/2018

    Leukemia survivor Lloyd Sutton says the only time he really felt shaky was the night he spent in the emergency room in May 2015.

  • Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer 10/11/2018

    Engaging in regular exercise is good for you for many reasons, and one of them is to lower your risk of getting breast cancer.

  • A Pioneer in Developing Drugs for People with T-Cell Lymphoma 10/10/2018

    Owen A. O'Connor, MD, PhD, was awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor grant in July 2018. He was selected because of his expertise and ongoing work to develop drugs to improve treatments for people with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas.. He's a professor and researcher at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, New York.

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