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Focus on Cancer

Focus on Cancer

  • Focus on Cancer
  • ReachMD takes a closer look at the latest advances in cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment.

Episodes

Reducing Patients' Stress With Faster Biopsy Results

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Elvira Lang We've known anecdotally that simply waiting for the results of a tumor biopsy can be as stressful as coping with an unfavorable diagnosis itself. There is even some evidence to suggest that this stressful waiting period may subsequently impact the treatment of those patients who are found to have cancer. ...

October 13, 2014 | 15 min

Testing to Trace Cancers of Unknown Primary Origin

Hosted by: Larry Kaskel Guest: F. Anthony Greco Cancer is so often an agonizing diagnosis, one that can be that much more difficult for a patient to accept when the origin of the cancer cannot be traced. Novel genetic tests are just one of a few new options that may help us in situations where imaging, therapy, and other genetic markers have not be...

July 14, 2014 | 15 min

Lymphedema: The Untold Story After Mastectomy

Hosted by: Bruce Japsen Guest: Greg Brown For breast cancer patients, there is often an untold story after mastectomy and treatment. Greg Brown, chief executive officer of ImpediMed, tells host Bruce Japsen about how women can suffer a debilitating complication known as lymphedema and how test makers are moving to help diagnose the problem ea...

June 30, 2014 | 15 min

Natural History of Breast Cancer: Early Detection vs. Mortality

Hosted by: Jennifer Shu Guest: Per-Henrik Zahl The widespread use of mammography to screen for breast cancer has resulted in an increase in breast tumor detection, as well as an increase in mortality rates associated with the disease. But the natural course of malignant diseases such as different types of cancer can vary considerably. Is it possibl...

June 30, 2014 | 15 min

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