MD Anderson addresses when women should get mammograms

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Therese Bevers, M.D., professor and medical director of MD Anderson's Cancer Prevention Clinic, urges women over the age of 40 to continue to have an annual mammogram, noting that studies show women are less likely to die from breast cancer if they stick to the annual schedule. Bevers notes that the heavily publicized Canadian National Breast Screening Study was flawed from the beginning, both in the technology used and the way women were allocated to the arms of the clinical trial.

Novel cell-based and materials science approach to target Glioblastoma brain cancer tumors

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Stefan Bossmann and Deryl Troyer at Kansas State University are developing a novel materials treatment method for persons with brain cancer that uses a type of white blood cell to deliver anticancer drugs to particularly virulent brain tumors.

Integrative treatment for cancer and heart disease

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Download from itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/integrative-treatment-for/id43184821... MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Cardiology department is recognized nationally and internationally for its aggressive heart disease therapies not readily available in most communities. Jean-Bernard Durand, M.D., associate professor in Cardiology at MD Anderson, discusses how MD Anderson treats cancer patients with pre-existing heart disease, heart conditions that develop while undergoing cancer...

Sexual dysfunction help for male cancer patients

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Download podcast from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sexual-dysfunction-help-for/id431848... . Sexual dysfunction is one of the most prevalent and persistent problems after cancer treatment. Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor, and Elaine Schneider, research nurse, in Behavioral Science at MD Anderson Cancer Center, have created an internet-based multimedia educational and counseling tool to promote recovery of sexual satisfaction in men treated for cancer called hardtimes:...

Smokers with HIV/AIDS find quitting easier with cell phone counseling

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/smokers-hiv-aids-find-quitting/id43... A smoking-cessation intervention delivered through mobile phones to smokers who are HIV/AIDS positive has a better success rate compared to standard treatment. Listen to Ellen Gritz, Ph.D., professor and chair, and Damon Vidrine, Dr.P.H., assistant professor, both in Behavioral Science at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss their research findings.

Young breast cancer patients with early-stage disease may undergo unnecessary testing when diagnosed

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/young-breast-cancer-patients/id4318... . More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis. Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor, Breast Medical Oncology and Sharon Giordano, M.D., professor, Breast...