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Report: Cancer Deaths Decline

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The National Cancer Institute's latest report says that cancer deaths between 2003 and 2007 declined, continuing a trend that started two decades ago.  The report also outlined encouraging news that lung cancer deaths decreased in women.  Death rates for men with lung cancer began dropping in the early 1990s.  Still, lung cancer remains the most(...)

A Prize, Promotion and Press Story

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About ten years ago, researcher Bert Vogelstein appeared with Katie Couric on the Today Show to announce new research on a stool test for colon cancer.  Since then, he's mapped scores of cancer genomes to boost knowledge about cancer-related genes, and the Brupbacher Foundation in Zurich has now awarded Vogelstein a prize for his research(...)

Top Cancer Research News: February

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Dr. Bill Nelson discusses recent breast cancer studies and new recommendations on end of life care from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Listen to these topics discussed in the most recent Cancer News Podcast. First, Nelson reviews recent findings from the New England Journal of Medicine on lymphedema and exercise. Removing lymph nodes during(...)

Cancer News Review

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This month's Cancer News Review podcast with Kimmel Cancer Center director Bill Nelson begins with updates on the field of head and neck cancer in light of the encouraging news that actor Michael Douglas' cancer is in remission. Nelson says that there is an emerging story in oropharyngeal cancers (those that are in the back(...)

Pancreatic cancer

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There are few cancers that are as tough to beat as pancreatic cancer.  When it is found, the disease has usually spread, and only about 20 percent of newly-diagnosed patients are eligible for surgery. But if there is ever a time when there are high hopes for new ways to detect and treat it, the time is now.  Scientists at Johns(...)

The Top Ten of 10

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The Top Ten of 10 As we look ahead to a 2011 filled with new cancer discoveries, let’s take a moment to revisit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s top advances of 2010: #1:  Personalized Cancer Medicine Becomes a Reality World renowned investigator Bert Vogelstein, M.D., and team pioneered the science that has led to(...)

Cancer News Review: Top Stories

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Three stories top the list of major developments in cancer research during the past month.  Listen to these topics discussed in the most recent Cancer News Review podcast. First, to treat or not to treat is the question for low-risk prostate cancer.  Whether to give aggressive treatments for low-risk cancer contained within the prostate is(...)

Let’s Beat Pancreatic Cancer Together

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The following blog post was submitted and written by representatives at the Lustgarten Foundation.  Johns Hopkins and the Sanger Institute published two papers in the journal Nature describing how pancreatic cancer develops far more slowly than once thought.  Major media outlets covering the news included The New York Times, Bloomberg News, Reuters, CBS News, Science News,(...)