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  • Can Acupuncture Help With Chemo Side Effects?

    John F. Sacco, MD, a board-certified radiation oncologist with OHC who is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute, Blogs 0 comments
    November 21, 2018

    acupuncture and chemotherapy

    Although there is no evidence that acupuncture can help treat or cure cancer, research does suggest that it can help relieve some symptoms and side effects of treatment. Researchers propose that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release natural painkillers and immune system cells. They then travel to throughout the body and relieve symptoms. Acupuncture […]

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  • Protecting your skin is a year-round activity

    Comments from Suzanne Partridge, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC who serves as principal investigator for melanoma clinical trials research at OHC. Source: Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center for Skin Oncology, Blogs 0 comments
    November 19, 2018

    protecting your skin

    Just because the temperatures have dropped, it doesn’t mean we can forget about protecting our skin from the dangers associated with skin cancer. Ultraviolet rays can pass through those gray, overcast skies becoming especially dangerous for people heading to the ski slopes. Many “snowbirds” will head to a warmer climate and leave their sunscreen and […]

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  • Targeted therapy allows doctors to more effectively treat cancer

    Kurt Leuenberger, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 15, 2018

    targeted therapy

    Targeted medicine, also known as personalized medicine, precision medicine, and genomic therapy, allows doctors to learn about a patient’s genetic makeup and how their tumor grows. They use this information to customize treatment specific to each patient’s condition. Before targeted medicine, most patients with a specific type and stage of cancer received the same treatment. […]

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  • What are Carcinoid Tumors and Should I be Concerned?

    Filix Kencana, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 14, 2018

    what are carcinoid tumors

    November is Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month and since not many people are aware of this condition, I’d like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about this condition. What is carcinoid tumors/cancer? Carcinoid tumors (also called neuroendocrine tumors) are rare, slow-growing cancers that usually start in the lining of the digestive tract and […]

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  • Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

    Comments from Patrick Ward, MD, PhD, medical oncologist and co-director of research at OHC. Article by Maria Cohut, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    November 8, 2018

    triple negative breast cancer and immunotherapy

    A recent clinical trial could change the face of treatment for a very aggressive and stubborn form of breast cancer: triple-negative. Scientists found a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy boosts survival rates. Triple-negative breast cancer is so called since its cells lack receptors for two hormones (estrogen and progesterone) and one protein (HER2). In the […]

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  • Tobacco use: the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States

    David M. Waterhouse, MD, MPH, medical oncologist and hematologist, and co-director of research at OHC, Blogs 0 comments
    November 2, 2018

    tobacco use

    In August of 2005, Peter Jennings lost his life to lung cancer. The well-known anchorman was a long-time smoker and just 67 when he died. While tragic, Jennings’ death brought renewed attention to a disease that kills an estimated one million people worldwide annually. In our country, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer […]

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  • Diets devoid of vegetables may cause colon cancer

    Comments from Joseph R. H. See, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist with OHC. Article by Catharine Paddock, PhD, Medical News Today, Blogs 0 comments
    October 25, 2018

    vegetables colon cancer

    A new study emphasizes the importance of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale for a healthy digestive system to prevent colon cancer. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London, England found that keeping mice on a diet rich in a compound known as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) — which comes from such […]

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