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AHSC Blog: Cancer

Tags: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, BRCA1, BRACA2, Angelina Jolie, DNA, genetic mutations

In 2013, Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote a now famous opinion piece for the New York Times detailing her journey involving genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. The filmmaker and humanitarian, whose... read more

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

Doctor examining throat of patient in clinic
Tags: men's health, head and neck cancer, human papillomavirus, HPV, STD, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, tobacco, vacccine, oral hygiene

Historically, the most important risk factors for head and neck cancer — which can strike anywhere from the lips to the larynx, and up into the sinuses and nasal cavity — consisted of alcohol use, tobacco use (... read more