Cancer Research

Posted on May 4th, 2013 by megan  |  No Comments »

Specialized Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients is Important, New Study Confirms

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Common sense says that patients with ovarian cancer treated by doctors who are specially trained to care for them, at hospitals that do large numbers of ovarian cancer surgeries, have better outcomes. Ovarian cancer is a complex, life threatening disease in which initial treatment has a huge impact on survival.  This is true for both patients with […]

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Posted on April 8th, 2013 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Young Adult Cancer Survivors’ Summit Coming Up April 20

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Many of you probably weren’t aware, but last week was Young Adult Cancer Survivor’s week. A week dedicated to raising awareness about the issues that young adults (those age 15-39) with cancer have to face. To help shed more light on this unique population of cancer survivors, we created a helpful infographic (see below) to […]

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Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope

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Targeted therapy for ovarian cancer has been an elusive goal for researchers for many years.  Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease, exhibiting a plethora of genetic alterations. In a small percentage of patients, the cancer is found to be hereditary.  In these patients, mutations in the BRCA gene lead to an increased risk of ovarian, […]

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Posted on June 14th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Research Says Minorities More Likely to Develop Colorectal Polyps

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In May, a study from New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center showed that African-Americans and Hispanics have higher risk for developing precancerous colorectal polyps when compared to whites. These precancerous polyps are called adenomas. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. […]

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Posted on June 9th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Cancer Has Cancer: Heather Rodriguez’s Inspiration to Create Change

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Perspective and attitude are so important when faced with a cancer diagnosis. It’s hard to look at cancer as a blessing but somehow, someway many patients do. Heather Rodriguez would be one of those. Instead of complaining about being diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer at age 28, she used the disease as a platform. […]

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Posted on June 6th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

4 things to know about T-DM1, the new breast cancer “smart bomb”

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The experimental drug, T-DM1, also known as the breast cancer “smart bomb,” is a phrase that’s been on everyone’s lips and search engines since Monday when it was announced as the “miracle drug” breast cancer treatment. Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, an oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and lead investigator of the T-DM1 study, presented her […]

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Posted on May 19th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

The Mighty Quinn

Quinn raised $4,000 for Swim Across America in 2011

I’ve seen fewer cameras on the red carpet at the Oscars. Seriously. If Lindsay Lohan had this kind of paparazzi issues, she’d be…um…well…nevermind. Khloe and Lamar are old news in Dallas, folks. It’s time for you to meet the hottest star in Big D today, say hello to Quinn. He can’t go anywhere without being […]

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