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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Hereditary cancers are caused by genetic mutations passed down from parents to children. The National Cancer Institute estimates these genetic “mistakes” play a role in about 5 to 10% of all cancers.

More than 50 hereditary cancer syndromes have been identified, and genetic tests have been developed to detect many of these.

“New patients want to know, ‘Why did I get this disease and is my daughter...

BY Bryan Tutt

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to cause a variety of cancers, but screening guidelines and a reliable early-detection test exist...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adolescent vaccination rates for the human...

BY Ronda Wendler

A program designed to reduce cervical- and breast-cancer deaths among women in developing countries is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month.

Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is an independent affiliate of the George W. Bush Institute, and an extension of President Bush’s effort to fight AIDS with his PEPFAR (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) program during his presidency.

After leaving the White House,...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Allison Easley awoke one morning with soreness under her right armpit, she thought she’d pulled a muscle. But the pain soon became worse...

BY Scott Merville

A study that indicates how advanced melanoma responds to an immunotherapy, published in Cancer Discovery, demonstrates a revolutionary...

BY Ron Gilmore

MD Anderson Cancer Center has been awarded $19.1 million in research grants in the most recent round of funding from the Cancer...

BY Ron Gilmore

Two cellular pathways have been shown to play a role in regulating the immune-system protein PDL1, a finding that could lead to increased...