A Courageous Decision: The Valdez Twins Decided to Stop Cancer Before It Started
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A Courageous Decision: The Valdez Twins Decided to Stop Cancer Before It Started

  Twins Iris and Clarisa Valdez recently shared their story of courage and hope and thanked the City of Hope care team for its guidance and support. But most importantly…

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Scares That Care Virtual Charity Event Supporting Marfan Syndrome Patient to Take Place August 1st
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Scares That Care Virtual Charity Event Supporting Marfan Syndrome Patient to Take Place August 1st

Scares That Care Scares That Care is a 501(c)(3) organization, first established in 2007 by Joe Ripple, dedicated to fighting the "monsters" of childhood illnesses, breast cancer, and burns. They support…

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A Negative Side Effect of COVID-19: Reduced Cancer Screenings
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A Negative Side Effect of COVID-19: Reduced Cancer Screenings

In her early 20's, Mackenzie Alleman lost her mother to breast cancer. Then, at 28, she herself underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she carried the mutated BRCA1 gene.…

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The FDA Approves Tukysa™ for Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Seattle Genetics, Bothell, Washington recently issued an announcement through Drugs.com that the FDA approved Tukysa™ combined with capecitabine and trastuzumab for patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. The drug combination…

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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility
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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility

A recent release from Yale University highlights research from Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility expert, on how BRCA-mutated breast cancer may affect fertility following chemotherapy treatments. His findings suggest that women…

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The Halycon Machine Could Mark a Major Improvement in Radiation Treatment
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The Halycon Machine Could Mark a Major Improvement in Radiation Treatment

  The Halcyon machine holds an imaging mechanism that produces a high-quality CAT scan plus it houses a treatment unit that delivers radiation. According to a recent news release, approximately twenty-four…

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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US
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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US

  Susan Winn’s family history of ovarian and breast cancer can be traced back to the 1860s. Susan’s adult daughters, Kathryn, Bridget and Maureen, were recently interviewed with CURE® (Cancer Updates Research…

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New Prime Editing Has The Potential to Search and Replace up to 89% of Genetic Defects
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New Prime Editing Has The Potential to Search and Replace up to 89% of Genetic Defects

  CNN recently covered a story in the publication Nature about a paper explaining base editing (or prime editing). The researchers who created the technology set forth the process of using base…

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Patients in Mayo Clinic’s RIGHT Study Carried One or More Genetic Variants That May Affect Their Response to Medication

  Pharmacogenomics plays an important role in predicting whether patients will benefit from certain medications or if the medication will cause serious side effects. The process involves the way in…

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The FDA’s Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation Discusses Accelerated Approvals

  In the mid-1980s the FDA was criticized for being slow in approving new drugs. In fact, a commission was formed as a result of the mounting criticism. Janet Woodcock,…

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A Record Number of FDA Drug Approvals in 2018 Is Followed by an Encouraging Start for 2019

Following a record number of approvals in 2018, the FDA has recently approved two new drugs with many more anticipated approvals later in the year. Trazimera to Treat Human Epidermal…

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