Prevention/Screening

Gene Friday Series: Prevention is Cure

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This blog is the final post of our four-part "Gene" Fridays series on cancer genetics. The dream Dr. Bert Vogelstein and his team hope to realize is prevention.  He doesn’t expect to prevent cancers from occurring, but by using cancer genome sequencing, he believes there is an opportunity to prevent cancer deaths.  He envisions safe, simple, and(...)

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(...)