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BY Devon Carter

Clinical trials are how progress is made in medicine. “They’re really essential to drive our ability to deliver better cancer care,” says Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D.

Enrollment in a clinical trial is entirely voluntary, but cancer patients can benefit from joining one while also helping future patients. The insights we gain from clinical trials today helps us improve treatment options that will benefit other patients.

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Graphic depicting clinical trial research

BY Devon Carter

Steroids are a natural part of your body. They’re hormones that help regulate your body’s reaction to infection or injury, the speed of your...

BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes. “And we hope it will work for more in the future,” says breast...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant may be an option. They can also help treat some non-cancerous bone marrow diseases, like sickle cell disease, thalassemia, severe aplastic anemia and Kostmann syndrome.

To learn about pediatric stem cell transplants and what parents should know, we spoke with Priti Tewari, M.D.

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Child receiving an infusion as part of the stem cell transplant process used to treat some pediatric diseases., such as lymphoma and leukemia

BY Devon Carter

Natural killer cells – or NK cells – are part of our immune system. They patrol our bodies for abnormal cells like cancer and destroy them...

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Devon Carter

Most women naturally go into menopause when they’re in their 40s or 50s. That’s because as a woman ages, she has fewer reproductive eggs and...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have...

BY Devon Carter

Pencil beam scanning, also called scanning beam, is the most advanced type of proton therapy. Only a few millimeters wide (the width of a...

BY Devon Carter

Each cancer patient is unique. And when developing a cancer treatment plan, our doctors consider all of the things that make patients unique...