Nine Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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-This post was written by Stephanie Price. Cancer formation can come from the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the medicine we take. While there is no magical pill that can prevent you from getting cancer, Deborah Armstrong, associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, shares nine ways(...)

Lung cancer screening recommendations

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--This post was written by lung cancer expert Dr. Phillip Dennis. Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the United States and will kill over 200,000 Americans this year. Deaths from lung cancer exceed the number of deaths from breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer combined. The high mortality of lung cancer is(...)

Study Results Reassure Spouses/Partners of Patients with HPV-Related Oral Cancers

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  Dr. Gypsyamber D'Souza has been a steady presence at Johns Hopkins head and neck cancer clinics. You'd spot her carrying an iPad survey and containers that collect oral rinse samples. Today, the long-awaited results of her research were presented at a press conference at the American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago. D'Souza's  multicenter, pilot(...)

Sequencing Our Genes: What it Does and Doesn’t Do

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This is the second blog in a three-part series. As technology that makes it possible to quickly sequence an individual’s whole genome becomes increasingly more available and affordable, people have begun to wonder about its ability to predict diseases a person is likely to develop.  If I had my whole genome sequenced, could it reveal whether(...)

Top Trends in Cancer Research 2011

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It's been a game-changing year in cancer research.  Doctors and scientists don't typically like to use those words, but here's why I think this is a turning point.  Scientists are churning out the genetic code of cancer cells as quickly as the cost of sequencing technology plummets.   Teams of researchers are looking for ways to add the new armory of cancer cell-targeted(...)

Preventing Breast Cancer

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  ***The following post was written by Dr. John Fetting at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.   Another successful Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close. We have raised the national consciousness, encouraged screening, touted the benefits of treatment, celebrated an ever-growing number of survivors, and honored those who fought bravely but(...)