Immunotherapy: Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer

Immunotherapy: Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer

Has the key to ending cancer been within our bodies all along? One of the hottest topics right now in oncology treatment is immunotherapy, a new way of treating cancer that harnesses an individual’s own immune system to recognize, control and potentially cure cancers. Immunotherapy is a different approach from conventional treatments such as chemotherapy […]

New Hope and Help for People Needing Brain Tumor Treatment

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As a physician with many years of experience in treating patients with brain tumors, I can tell you that this kind of diagnosis is an immensely challenging and life changing experience. Thankfully, there are more effective treatment options than ever before. Stereotactic radiosurgery/radiation therapy is an example of a treatment technique that continuously evolves in […]

Remember Your ABCDEs of Melanoma

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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with an estimated 3 million Americans diagnosed with the disease each year. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summertime quickly approaching and more outdoor activities underway, it is important to take precautionary steps to ensure you’re protecting your skin […]

Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms Can Mimic Common Problems

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New York-native Joe Ferrer was going about his normal daily shaving routine in July 2015 when he noticed a lump on his throat that made him pause. As a spinal cancer survivor, he knew that listening to his gut instinct about his health was important in detecting his previous disease early, so he brought the […]

Colorectal Cancer Rising in Younger People

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One of my patients, Barkley Booker, considers every day a gift after being diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer at the age of 37. Today, the mother of two girls ages 14 and 11, is a survivor because she quickly sought medical care when she noticed symptoms. It’s important to note that Barkley’s case was […]