Touched by cancer this holiday season? Share your story

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In the six months since we started this blog, we have presented the cancer stories of new patients, longtime survivors, doctors, nurses, researchers... Read more

LBBC at 25: No one with breast cancer needs to go it alone

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In 1991, a small group of Philadelphia women with breast cancer, led by radiation oncologist Marisa C. Weiss, got together to talk and to learn... Read more

Can obesity cause liver cancer?

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Obesity may increase your risk of developing liver cancer, according to a new study in Cancer Research. The study reported that body mass... Read more

Celebrity gossip and the alarming rise of oral cancers in men

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect Kilmer's latest comments. Val Kilmer, who played “Batman” and the author in the one-man... Read more

How to understand the rise in the number of cancer cases

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, between 2010 and 2020, the number of new cancer cases in the United States... Read more

Study: When it comes to gynecologic cancer surgery 'practice makes perfect'

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In most fields of human endeavor that involve high-level skills, practice makes perfect. Whether one considers airline pilots, professional... Read more

Why is it so hard for patients with metastatic cancer to participate in clinical trials?

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“Why don’t more cancer patients participate in clinical trials?” asked an oncologist on the panel. This is a concern I’ve... Read more

Patient-safety advocate Amy Reed recovering from 'high-risk' surgery

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Amy Reed, the doctor who has fought for a ban on the gynecological surgery device that worsened her uterine cancer prognosis, is recovering... Read more