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Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction: What Breast Cancer Patients Should Know

Mastectomy is just one of the treatment options available to breast cancer patients. Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, as well as some tips to help you prepare. A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and navigating potential treatment options can be stressful and…...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health Today

Every year since 1928, Americans recognize Child Health Day on the first Monday in October. Child Health Day is a day in which all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare unite to bring awareness to the importance of child health. From planning a safe and healthy pregnancy to ensuring…...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Aiding Advances in Prostate Cancer Detection

New studies showcase how researchers around the world are leveraging machine learning to aid pathologists in detecting prostate cancer. Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the use of “smart” machines to complete tasks that usually require human intelligence. Although it has applications in many fields, its use in health care has…...

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Meet Our Play4TheCure Fall 2020 Intern!

We are excited to introduce our Play4TheCure fall 2020 intern: Meredith Elliott!...

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Blood Cancers

Note: This article was originally published on 9/13/2017 and has since been updated by NFCR Writers William Werkmeister and Brittany Ciupka.  Blood cancers form in the bone marrow where blood is made or in the lymphatic system which protects us from infections. Background: More than 1.3 million people in the…...

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Leading the Development of New Cancer Technologies: Dr. Paul Abrams’ Story

Dr. Paul Abrams has dedicated a 30-plus career spanning academia, government, non-profit, investing and business to developing new cancer therapeutics. While in medical school at Yale, Paul experienced the first of many losses to cancer when his uncle and his father’s uncle passed away from lung cancer, both within one…...

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Project Patient Voice – Helping Patients in the Fight Against Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a new initiative aimed to help patients in the fight against cancer. This project, appropriately named Project Patient Voice, was initiated by the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence to give patients and health care professionals unique information that has not been publicly…...

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Can an Apple a Day Help Keep Cancer Away?

It’s a saying as old as time – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Over the years, many have questioned the validity of this well-known statement. Can one piece of fruit be the key to keeping healthy and well? While the debate may never truly be settled, researchers…...

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Propelling the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is the most common type of pancreatic cancer, making up approximately 95% of the diagnoses. Though pancreatic cancer – in general – is relatively rare, experts expect to see pancreatic cancer rise to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States by 2030. The general five-year survival…...

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Researchers Uncover Causal Link Between HPV and Prostate Cancer

Presence of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) in prostate tumors suggests countries should encourage universal vaccination against HPV infections. A literature review published by James Lawson and Wendy Glenn from the University of New South Wales in Australia suggests human papilloma viruses (HPVs) may have a causal role in prostate cancer.…...

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