December 2015

Pancreatic Cancer: 5 Important Questions

(BPT) - This year alone, nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the fourth highest cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

The statistics about pancreatic cancer are staggering because unlike some other cancers, diagnosis is difficult as there is no screening test, and symptoms can be subtle and mimic other conditions. It often goes undetected in the early stages, and in advanced stages, symptoms are present but non-specific — such as digestive issues, back pain, and weight loss.

Precision Science Leads The Way With Revolutionary, Personalized Approach In Brain Tumor Research

(NAPSI)—For the more than 680,000 Americans living with a brain tumor, there is a revolutionary research effort under way at the Precision Medicine Initiative Against Brain Cancer headed by Dr. Chirag Patil at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, to look at ways of using precision science to tailor personalized treatments for individuals with malignant brain tumors.

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Cervical cancer screening saves women's lives: What you need to know before your next annual visit

(BPT) - Amy “Sunshine” Rodriguez, 44, is a radio personality in West Hartford, Connecticut, who loves spending time at the shore enjoying the scenery and her family. The mother of two and grandmother of one found love at a young age and married her husband shortly after. Of the many tales to describe her “Sunshine” life, Rodriguez said she never thought a battle with cervical cancer would be among them.

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