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Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research

Early in her career as a surgeon in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Lisa Newman became concerned about the patterns of breast cancer in her African-American patients. “They were typically younger than my white American patients, and they also tended to have larger, bulkier tumors,” she says of the African-American women she treated in the 1990s. “Most tragic… Read More »

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SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

[unable to retrieve full-text content] For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible… Read More »

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AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – AbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with… Read More »

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