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…

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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…

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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…

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Updated June 25, 2019 What is bladder cancer? The bladder is an organ that stores urine prior to urination. The bladder has 4 main layers of tissue. The type of bladder cancer someone is diagnosed with depends on the tissue in which the cancerous cells originate. What are the types of bladder cancer? There are…

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Updated June 25, 2019 What is sarcoma? Sarcoma is a group of cancers that often start in the soft tissue or bone. Soft tissue is composed of fat, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. What are the types of sarcomas? Soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma are the main types, but within…

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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…

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