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April 21, 2016
Precision medicine is doing more than helping us to identify an exact mutation in a cancer cell and the drug that matches it. It is also allowing us...
February 19, 2016
Following a cancer diagnosis, patients are typically offered two categories of treatment: local and systemic. Local treatments include surgery and...
December 16, 2015
While are born with some mutations, we acquire others that can lead to cancer as we travel through life and are exposed to a range of carcinogens,...
November 17, 2015
With the American Cancer Society releasing new mammography screening guidelines, I have been drawn to articles exploring the big picture of how we...
October 20, 2015
I usually focus this blog on research in humans, but this month I was particularly intrigued by an article published online October 8 in the Journal...
September 24, 2015
Medical science was based originally on the idea that tissues and diseases were pretty much the same in everybody.  Technological advances have...
August 28, 2015
You may have noticed more articles about the microbiome lately. Microbiome is the population of bacteria and viruses that live in our bodies. The...
July 20, 2015
Usually I use this space to tell you about some new molecular finding that changes the way we think about breast cancer. But after two trips to the...
June 19, 2015
Cancer cells are not loners. They communicate with each other, with the other cells in their neighborhood, and with cells in the entire universe of...
May 21, 2015
It has recently been estimated that 43% of women between 40 and 74 have dense breasts on mammogram. That actually calculates out to 27.6 million...

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