Cancer early detection – genetic testing

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cancer-early-detection-genetic/id431... Breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer are the most common cancer types that are tested for inherited mutations. Banu Arun, M.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology; Karen Lu, M.D., professor and chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine; and Nancy You, M.D., assistant professor of Surgical Oncology; all part of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Clinical Cancer Genetics...

How can yoga benefit women with breast cancer?

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New study shows yoga can regulate stress hormones and improve quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy. For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The preliminary findings were first reported in 2011 by Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, and are now...

Breast reconstruction rates rising after mastectomy

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New research shows most women receiving a mastectomy for breast cancer also have breast reconstruction. In 2007, 63% of patients received breast reconstruction, up from 46% in 1998. The new study shows women receiving radiation are less likely to get reconstruction; there are geographic variations for those undergoing the procedures; and more women are getting implants rather than using tissue from other parts of their bodies. Senior author Benjamin Smith, M.D., associate professor in...

Proton therapy treatment for glioblastoma

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Glioblastoma multiforme is one of the toughest brain tumors to treat and also is one of the most aggressive. Paul Brown, M.D., professor in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses a ground-breaking clinical trial that treats glioblastoma with intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). Also in this podcast, Brown explains other new discoveries in adult and childhood brain cancer research and the importance of a skilled proton therapy center.

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.