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BY Devon Carter

A decade ago, pancreatic cancer was treated with five to six weeks of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Patients often experienced side effects that drastically impacted their quality of life and saw little survival benefit.

But a type of radiation therapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is now offering some pancreatic cancer patients a better option. We spoke with Joseph Herman, M.D., to learn more.

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A cancer patient receives stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

BY Devon Carter

If you’ve researched cancer treatment options, you’ve probably heard of immunotherapy, which trains the immune system to attack cancer, rather...

BY Devon Carter

Clinical trials enable us to discover new and better cancer treatments. They offer patients access to cutting-edge treatments years before...

BY Devon Carter

As Father’s Day approaches, we asked our doctors to share their fathers’ words of wisdom that left an everlasting mark. Here’s what they said about the men who’ve shaped them to become compassionate care providers and pioneering researchers. 

Ask bold questions 

“My father told me to ‘ask bold questions and then look for the answers.’ I share his sense of curiosity and desire to learn, and took my inspiration from...

Cathy Eng, M.D., poses with her father.

BY Devon Carter

You may know that a pulmonologist specializes in treating diseases like pneumonia and asthma, but these specialized doctors also play a key...

BY Devon Carter

Around 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with anal cancer each year, which is often treated using radiation therapy.

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BY Devon Carter

Opioids are medications that can help manage pain caused by cancer and its treatment by blocking pain signals from injured nerves to the brain...

BY Devon Carter

Because its symptoms are often vague, ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose. And a definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy, which is best...

BY Devon Carter

Anesthesia is used to make you emotionally and physically comfortable during surgery. It can relieve anxiety, block pain and, in some cases...

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that cancer treatments can cause changes to your skin? Sometimes these changes are simply cosmetic, but other times they may...