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...

Breast cancer – most common cancer in women

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Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/breast-cancer-most-common/id4318482... Breast cancer has two main types: ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma. These two types of breast cancer present and behave differently but they are treated the same way. Sharon Giordano, M.D., professor in Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and chair of Health Services Research, discusses the differences between ductal and lobular carcinomas including in situ...

Central nervous system tumors symptoms and treatment

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/central-nervous-system-tumors/id431... A central nervous system tumor starts as a primary cancer originating in the brain, spinal cord or spinal fluid and then spreads to the nervous system. The most common form is glioblastoma multiforme. John DeGroot, M.D., associate professor in Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system tumors.

Appendix cancer – alternatives to surgery

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Download from itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/appendix-cancer-alternatives/id4318... . If appendix cancer is found early, surgery is the standard of care. Alternatives to surgery are available for advanced appendix cancer, but more data is needed to accurately treat this rare form of cancer. Cathy Eng, M.D., associate professor of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses options for non-surgical candidates including hyperthermic...

First-year progress in MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in September 2012 announced its Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths. The program initially targets acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS); chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); lung cancer; melanoma; prostate cancer; and triple-negative breast and high-grade serious ovarian cancers....

When cancer spreads to the brain

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Several cancer types can spread to the brain including lung, breast, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal tract cancers such as colon and rectal. Secondary brain cancer (cancer that has metastasized to the brain) is more prevalent than cancer beginning in the brain (primary cancer). Ivo Tremont, M.D., assistant professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how cancer migrates to the brain, how it differs from primary brain cancer, as well as secondary...

Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma/id431... Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL is fast growing and can develop in lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, testicles, thyroid, skin, brain, bone or breast. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.

Ovarian cancer screening with simple blood test

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ovarian-cancer-screening-simple/id4... A simple blood test currently approved to detect ovarian cancer disease recurrence is full of new possibility. It may, one day, detect invasive, high-grade disease at its earliest, most curable stage. Listen to Karen Lu, M.D., professor and chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, as she details the findings, and what they could, one day, mean for women.

Penile cancer basics

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/penile-cancer-basics/id431848216?i=... . Penile cancer is rare with less than 2,000 men being diagnosed in the US each year and around 26,000 worldwide. If caught early, penile cancer is curable but men tend to ignore symptoms until the disease has advanced. Lance Pagliaro, M.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of penile cancer.

Diet and exercise advice to reduce your cancer risk

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diet-exercise-advice-to-reduce/id43... . Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science and director of Energy Balance, works with patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center to change behaviors based on nutrition and physical activity. Basen-Engquist’s goal is to find the best psychological and social interventions to alter unhealthy behaviors that increase cancer risk. Listen to Basen-Engquist describe her research and...