Precision Medicine Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer Treatment

cancer treatment

Posts Tagged ‘cancer treatment’

Precision Medicine Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer Treatment

We once thought lung cancer, like many cancers, was one disease. We now know that if you examine the cells from a given lung tumor, many different mutations may be present. Therefore, the ‘molecular fingerprint’ of tumors differ and require different treatments. Within lung cancer, the two main subtypes include: small cell lung cancer, and…

Read More

Discussion: The Next Big Things in the BRCA World

Last week we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman, and special guest Timothy Rebbeck, PhD of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to discuss what’s happening in the BRCA world. We had a wonderful, very informative conversation with our community. Here are the highlights of the conversation. Have a question or comment you didn’t get to contribute? Please post in the…

Read More

Discussion: Who Really Has Access to Genetic Testing?

Last week we held a Tweet Chat with our amazing co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman, special guest Sharlene Hesse-Biber, PhD and host Ambry Genetics to discuss a very important issue in genetic testing: Who really has access? As always, the response from our community of patients, advocates and others was overwhelming. Here are the highlights of the conversation. Do you think most people can afford…

Read More

What can I do to reduce my risks of bladder cancer?

We are bringing Bladder Cancer Awareness Month to a close with some basic information on the origins of bladder cancer, treatment options, and how you can reduce your personal risk. What is bladder cancer? The bladder is an organ which stores urine until the body is ready to urinate. The bladder has 4 main layers…

Read More

Sarcoma 101

What is sarcoma? Sarcoma is cancer in connective tissue or nonepithelial tissue. Connective tissue is composed of fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. What are the types of sarcomas? There are two main types, soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma. Under these main types there are about a 100 different…

Read More

Discussion: Precision Medicine Initiative

In the words of the National Institute of Health, precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle. In simpler terms, precision medicine means using a tailored treatment approach for each person based on their actual disease, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. The aim of President…

Read More