Why Everyone Seems to Have Cancer

EVERY New Year when the government publishes its Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, it is followed by a familiar lament. We are losing the war against cancer. Half a century ago, the story goes, a person was far more likely to die from heart disease. Now […]

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Random Chance’s Role in Cancer

Unlike Ebola, flu or polio, cancer is a disease that arises from within — a consequence of the mutations that inevitably occur when one of our 50 trillion cells divides and copies its DNA. Some of these genetic misprints are caused by outside agents, chemical or biological, especially in parts […]

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Cancer’s Random Assault

It may sound flippant to say that many cases of cancer are caused by bad luck, but that is what two scientists suggested in an article published last week in the journal Science. The bad luck comes in the form of random genetic mistakes, or mutations, that happen when healthy […]

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New Cancer Therapies Approved in U.S.

The FDA recently approved new therapeutics for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, metastatic melanoma, and advanced ovarian cancer. In December 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued three approvals for new medications to treat several aggressive types of cancer. Decades of basic biomedical research lay the foundation for the development […]

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It is Truly Happening

Dr. José Baselga on the Search for a Cure “At every time in the history of humankind, and the story of medicine, there’s been a moment where a disease has been solved. This is what’s happening in cancer today.” As Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer […]

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MSK Plays Critical Role in FDA Approval of New Melanoma Drug

Nivolumab is the latest in a new generation of cancer therapies that unleash the immune system to destroy cancer cells. Check out this story on how MSK physicians helped spearhead the clinical trials and continue to study the drug for treatment in melanoma and other cancers. On December 22, the […]

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Moving On After Cancer

Nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Kayla was just 24 years old when she was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease, which quickly spread to her lymph nodes. After undergoing rounds of radiation treatment that burned her skin, hormone therapy that caused her to experience […]

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I AM WITH YOU

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COMING FEBRUARY 2015 PRE-ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW! $15.95 plus $2.50 postage within the U.S. To order signed copies, gifts, or multiple copies, please send your check with mailing information to Nancy’s List … Nancy Novack 2600 Lake Austin Boulevard #9107 Austin, Texas 78703 An anthology by and for amazing cancer […]

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