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    September 14: The Week in Cancer News

    An article sparks discussion about precision medicine hype, and a study tallies the rare fatal side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors.

    by Kate Yandell

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    The Roots of Rural Health Disparities

    New research shows that rural cancer patients have the same health outcomes as urban cancer patients so long as they are involved in a clinical trial.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

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    Learning to Share

    At first, I wanted to hide my cancer diagnosis. My son showed me what a mistake that was.

    by Lenn Robbins

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    The Health Legacy of 9/11

    People who were directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks can receive screenings and care for medical conditions, including certain cancers, through the World Trade Center Health Program.

    by Brad Jones

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    September 7: The Week in Cancer News

    A study quantifies gains in breast cancer survival in young women, and a cancer doctor reflects on her experience as a cancer patient.

    by Kate Yandell

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    August 31: The Week in Cancer News

    A study discusses the harms of breast cancer surgery for women in nursing homes, and an oncologist reflects on the use of military metaphors in writing about John McCain’s cancer.

    by Kate Yandell

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    Life After Pediatric Brain Cancer

    Survivors of pediatric brain or spinal cord tumors can have cognitive and physical impairments. Researchers say that these deficits can be minimized with the right interventions.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

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    August 24: The Week in Cancer News

    Researchers investigate how often retailers sell cigarettes to minors, and a trial shows the benefits of immunotherapy for melanoma patients with brain metastases.

    by Kate Yandell

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    A New Guideline for Cervical Cancer Screening

    Physicians Lee Learman and Francisco Garcia discuss the updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline and the need to increase access to cervical cancer screening.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

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    August 17: The Week in Cancer News

    Researchers suggest reclassification of low-risk cancers, and an immunotherapy drug is approved for small cell lung cancer.

    by Kate Yandell

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  • Liquid Biopsy: Promises and Problems

    Liquid biopsy, which is often performed using a simple blood draw, can tell scientists about cancer DNA in the blood.

  • New FDA Approvals

    The past month has seen the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expand the use of four anticancer therapeutics and approve a new one.

  • The Cancer Microenvironment

    The “seed and soil” theory of metastasis holds that metastases develop only when the seeds (tumor cells) and the soil (the organ microenvironment) interact in certain ways.

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