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Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer.  ASCO released the results in October.  The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked  4,016...

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Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer | 0 comments

You’re at a loss.  You’ve just learned your friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer.  What do you do?  How do you act?  What do you say? As I look back at my own actions under these circumstances, I know that I came up short.  I said the wrong things and made some basic mistakes.  Partly I could blame youth.  But mostly I...

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Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Highlights of the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

From September 8 through 12th, over 24,000 oncologists and oncology researchers attended the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting (ESMO), the equivalent of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO) held in the US. This year’s event focused on connecting researchers to practitioners in a meaningful way. Here are some research...

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Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Patients’ Voice In Research: First Results From The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

In July 2015, Medivizor introduced us to a project being conducted by the Broad Institute in conjunction with Dana Farber Cancer Institute called The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project or MBC Project.  In October of 2015, after two years of work involving patient input and partnership, the MBC Project website went live. One of the reasons why this project is...

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Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vitamin D A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Though this title might seem flippant, there is evidence that Vitamin D supplements may help you get fewer pesky colds and flu. In a recent article published in The BMJ, researchers conducted a meta-analysis on randomized control trials.  Backing up, to do a meta-analysis, researchers find already published articles that fit a specific criteria, in this...

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Oncology Basics 2016: The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Oncology Basics 2016:  The Immune System and Immunotherapy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Oncology Basics 2016 continues with a look at the immune system and immunotherapy.  As described in a previous post, one of the regulators of cell division and proliferation is the immune system.  Harnessing the power of the immune system to attack and destroy cancer cells is a promising area of oncology research. Immune System Cells Below is a graphic to...

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Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Eliminate Your Doubts About Getting a Second Opinion

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

“A second opinion is when a doctor other than your regular doctor gives you his or her view about your health problem and how to treat it.” Definition on Medicare.gov In 2011, Susan [name changed to protect her identity] found a lump in her right breast. She went to one of the two nearby university medical centers. At facility A, the surgeon told her...

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5 Promising New Goals for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

5  Promising New Goals for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. ~Gilda Radnor Many people with breast cancer (or a history of it) dread October.   Instead of enjoying autumn’s oranges, reds and yellows, they see a flood of pink ribbons and awareness paraphernalia.  Some...

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