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New Breast Cancer Treatment Pioneered by NWA Surgeon

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — A Northwest Arkansas surgeon is the first in the country to pioneer the use of what's being called 'groundbreaking innovation' in breast cancer treatment. Dr. Michael Cross, North Hills Surgery Center and Highlands Oncology Group are now offering patients a new device that can help improve the treatment of breast cancer.

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Two case studies provide potential new avenue for treatment of kidney cancer

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program investigators have published what is believed to be the first reported successful use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for an often deadly complication of kidney cancer.

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Targeted Treatment May Improve Odds for Breast Cancer Patients

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

New research could change the way breast cancer is treated. When Shante Thomas was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, it came as a complete shock. “Am I going to die?

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Childhood cancer survivors face chronic health problems

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Northwestern University ) Childhood cancer survivors have increased, but the majority of those who have survived face chronic health problems, diseases and disability related to treatment, reports a new study. The study is the first to estimate the national prevalence of treatment-related chronic disease among survivors of childhood cancer.

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Cancer Treatment Milestone as Plans are Unveiled For UK's First Proton Beam Therapy Centres

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The UK is to get its first three Proton Beam Therapy centres, marking a significant breakthrough in the provision of cancer treatment. Cardiff-based Proton Partners International Ltd is to open the treatment centres in Cardiff, London and Northumberland by 2017 and the first – Cardiff – will be operational next year. Proton Partners International has been formed following discussions between …

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Cancer Treatment Milestone as Plans are Unveiled For UK's First Proton Beam Therapy Centres

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The UK is to get its first three Proton Beam Therapy centres, marking a significant breakthrough in the provision of cancer treatment.

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Mesothelioma Law Firm Baron & Budd Applauds Passage of U.S. Senate Resolution Designating April 1-7 as National …

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate has once again passed a bipartisan resolution designating the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week 2015.

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New role uncovered for 'oldest' tumor suppressor gene

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Institute of Cancer Research ) Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered — the retinoblastoma gene — in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. The retinoblastoma gene is defective in many cancers and is known to play a central role in stopping healthy cells from dividing uncontrollably. This study has found …

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Faster FDA Spurs Cancer Breakthroughs

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through March 19, the FDA has approved 10 new drugs, on pace to match last year’s total of 41, which was an 18-year high. This year’s approvals include the first medicine in years for initial treatment of a common form of advanced breast cancer

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Puyallup Tribe of Indians Announces New Cancer Center Opening in Fife, Wash.

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

FIFE, Wash., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

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