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Cancer

Illustration of cancer cells, showing the blood vessel formation providing the cells with oxygens and nutrients
Tags: Cancer, immunotherapy, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immune system, bone marrow transplants, chimeric antigen receptors, CAR T cells, lymphoblastic leukemia, clinical trials
Most people familiar with cancer treatment know of three main options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But a newer option, called immunotherapy, is creating quite a buzz across the cancer community. These drugs teach the... (read more)
Group of diverse people
Tags: precision medicine, All of Us, NIH, environment, lifestyle, genes, genetics, genetic mutations, Breast cancer, BRACA1, BRACA2, Cancer, prevention, medications, diversity
There is power in numbers. When a researcher is studying the causes of a human disease, the more people involved in the study, the greater the probability that the study will generate useful results. With this in mind, the... (read more)
Image of a stethoscope with fruits and vegetables
Tags: Cancer, diet, exercising, hydration, prevention, fiber, healthy eating, obesity
Cancer is expected to exceed cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Arizona within the next 20 years. While exemplary treatments are available and new immunotherapies hold promise for curing the disease,... (read more)
 Photo from the National Institues of Health Website. http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters /june2012/images/microbiome_l.jpg
Tags: Cancer, bacteria, microbiome, genomics, precision health, endometrial cancer
Although one of the top 10 cancer types in the United States, a lot of people haven’t heard of endometrial cancer. The endometrium is the lining of the uterus and endometrial cancer is projected to cause nearly 11,000... (read more)
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Tags: meditation, Cancer, depression, caregivers, mental calmness, prostate cancer, Breast cancer, mind-body health
A cancer survivor responds to stress in various detrimental ways, including psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression, as well as physical issues, such as high blood pressure, increased heart rate and elevated blood... (read more)
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