Immunotherapy at Sarah Cannon

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Until recently, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and hormone therapy have been the standard treatment options for cancers. But recent clinical trials suggest a new class of therapy, designed to boost the immune system, may offer an effective and safe approach to fighting cancer. One recently approved drug, pembrolizumab, has shown to be an effective treatment for … Continued

Gather Your Family Medical History

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Having a family get-together this holiday season? Exchange more than just gifts and recipes—share family medical history, because what you don’t know, could hurt you. Why Family Medical History Matters Just like blue eyes or red hair may run in the family, so can a higher risk of certain diseases such as cancers (breast, ovarian, prostate … Continued

How to Quit Smoking for Good

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You’ve been thinking about not smoking. Maybe you’ve even told friends or family members that you’re going to quit. Congratulations! Committing to quit smoking for good is the first step to a smoke-free and healthier life. Join many other smokers in the pledge to quit during the American Cancer Society’s annual “Great American Smokeout,” a day to challenge … Continued

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in America (27% of all cancer deaths.) There are approximately 224,210 new cases of lung cancer (116,000 in men and 108,210 in women), and an estimated 159,260 deaths (86,930 in men and 72,330 among women) each year (American Cancer Society, 2014.) More men and … Continued

Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s Community Research Pioneers

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It started with an ambitious and, at the time unheard-of, plan: to make clinical trials accessible to the community without the support of an academic institution. The commitment of John D. Hainsworth, MD, F. Anthony Greco, MD, and Howard A. “Skip” Burris, III, MD, have resulted in more than 1,600 clinical trials, including more than … Continued