Horizons: Cancer News

July 29, 2014

Oral Contraceptives and Risk of Ovarian Cancer and Breast Cancer among High-Risk Women

Though long-term oral contraceptive use is known to be associated with a decreased lifetime risk of the development of ovarian cancer, until recently it has not been clear if oral contraceptives offered a similar protective effect to women with a known mutation that increases their risk, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Recent findings published in […]

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July 29, 2014

Oropharyngeal Carcinoma in Young Adults

The incidence of oropharyngeal carcinoma in the United States has nearly doubled over the past four decades in patients 36 to 44 years of age, according to a 2013 study conducted by researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital. The study looked at 1,600 patients, all younger than 45, who were diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma […]

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February 28, 2014

Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Cancer

Historically, metastatic cancers have been notoriously difficult to treat. Advances in treatment, however, are changing the outlook for patients with these diagnoses, as new therapies are able to control cancer spread and even, in some cases, kill cancer cells. When Cancer Is Metastatic In short a cancer is diagnosed as metastatic when it spreads from […]

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November 15, 2013

The Future of Cancer Treatment: Personalized, Targeted and Specific

What if a simple diagnostic test could tip the scales of cancer treatment in your favor? Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Zion, Illinois says that was just the scenario with a patient in his care. “She had inflammatory recurrence of breast cancer and had been through […]

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