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SU2C-Lustgarten Foundation Research Team Aims To Apply CAR T-cell Therapy to Pancreatic Cancer

PHILADELPHIA – July 27, 2017—Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is supporting a new translational research team to explore how a type of immunotherapy that has been very successful in blood cancers can be applied to pancreatic cancer, the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced today. The approach is called chimeric antigen receptor…

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Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The emotional and physical costs of cancer can be staggering. But the financial side of cancer is also a great burden, with many patients in the United States struggling to pay for treatment, new research reveals. “The current health law has greatly improved access to meaningful health coverage…

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New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs By Scott Roberts (HealthDay News) — The combination chemotherapy drug Vyxeos (daunorubicin and cytarabine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first treatment for certain high-risk types of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). AML is an aggressive blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow.…

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — A new study links gum disease with an increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who never smoked. So-called periodontal disease was tied to a 14 percent…

Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma?

Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study finds By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Removing all lymph nodes in the vicinity of a melanoma skin cancer may not increase a patient’s overall chances for survival, a new study concludes. This invasive procedure — called complete lymph…

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Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Where you carry extra fat may be as key to your cancer risk as how much extra fat you carry, new research suggests. The study revealed that too much fat around the waist is as good…

Celebrating Nurses Week! Meet Karen Carson, NP

Karen received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has over 19 years of oncology experience. As a member of the Lake Norman Oncology team, Karen strives to provide quality care and compassion to improve patient’s experience throughout their cancer journey. Karen is a member of the…

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Know The Risks for Colon Cancer

Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women? Did you know it doesn’t have to be? Take time this month during Colon Cancer Awareness Month to learn about the risk factors for this very preventable and treatable form of cancer. Contrary to popular belief, colon…