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  1. Breast Cancer

    Patients with Her-2 positive breast cancer did better both in rate of achieving pathologic complete response and also experienced improved event free survival and overall survival when treated with “dual blockade” approach, receiving combination of Herceptin and Lapatinib added to … Read More »

  2. Breast Cancer

    Addition of Carboplatin to the standard neo-adjuvant chemotherapy to patients with triple negative breast cancer helped achieve higher rate of pathologic complete response (pCR).  A pathologic complete response is a complete disappearance of the tumor observed at the time of … Read More »

  3. Melanoma

    Patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma have a new treatment options after FDA approved two new drugs Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) to be used in combination in January 2014. Previously, both drugs were approved as single agents. The combination … Read More »

Nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment. Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. Chances are, if you are reading this either you or someone you care about is going through cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society has prepared this guide to help you and your loved ones cope with treatment side effects that might affect how well you can eat. Not everyone has nutrition-related side effects, but this guide will help you address them if and when they come up. You don’t have to read straight through all of the information here. You can just read the sections you need and use the information that applies to you. The information in this guide is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. If you have any questions or concerns, you should talk to a doctor, nurse, or dietitian about your ...

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  • Moving On After Treatment

    The end of treatment can be both stressful and exciting. You will be relieved to finish treatment, yet it is hard not to worry about cancer coming back. This is very common among people who have had c ... Read More >

  • Managing Your Emotions After Cancer Treatment

    Get to know the emotions that are common for cancer survivors and how to manage your feelings. Find out what’s normal and what indicates you should consider getting help. When you began your cancer ... Read More >

  • What's Your Story?

    View the Family Cancer Center Foundation’s survivor story ad series. Submit and share your story with a community of cancer survivors. ... Read More >