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Cancer; Nutrition

Sugar, inflammation, and soy: How does nutrition influence breast cancer risk?

Suzanne Conzen, M.D., explains how eating a healthy diet composed mainly of plant-based foods can be an effective way to help prevent breast cancer.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery

Corrective breast reconstruction: Free-flap procedures offer natural options if implants fail

Having a breast reconstruction fail can be devastating. Dr. Sumeet Teotia and Dr. Nicholas Haddock at UT Southwestern are pioneers in natural flap procedures, performing hundreds a year and continuously working to improve efficiency, recovery, and results.

Cancer; Women's Health

PARP-1 inhibitors can reduce ovarian cancer recurrence risk by 70% in half of patients

PARP-1 inhibitor drugs can reduce the risk of BRCA- and HRDS-associated ovarian cancer by 70%. New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center may help expand treatment to more patients.

Cancer; Discovery

Adaptive PULSAR radiation is helping us outsmart tumors, cancer

When it comes to radiotherapy, one size does not fit all. See how this new therapy may change cancer treatment for the better.

Cancer; Heart

AL amyloidosis treatments offer patients hope and potentially a cure

A new, FDA-approved four-drug combo for AL amyloidosis is improving longevity and quality of life dramatically. Ankit Kansagra, M.D., discusses how the medication and a multidisciplinary team of experts can give patients longer, healthier lives.

Heart

Stereotactic radiation offers new hope for high-risk heart patients

UT Southwestern is the only center in North Texas offering cardiac radioablation, a novel therapy that uses focused stereotactic radiation to assist in cardiac ablation for high-risk patients.

Cancer; Digestive

Colonoscopy and alternative screenings for colon cancer just got easier

Age 45 is the new milestone for average-risk patients to get their first colorectal cancer screening. Get the latest screening options – including easier colonoscopy prep! – and everything you need to know about getting screened.

Cancer; Men's Health

TULSA treats prostate cancer with no incisions, surgery, or radiation

Men with localized, low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer are seeking TULSA: an outpatient, alternative to surgery or active surveillance: no incisions, surgery, or radiation required. Learn more.

Brain; Cancer

Gamma Knife gives brain cancer patients access to top team and technology

Successful outcomes in Gamma Knife radiosurgery require a team approach – and a lot of quality checks. Neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses the process in this week's MedBlog.

Cancer

Lung cancer in young nonsmokers is on the rise: Uncovering the cause

U.S #lungcancer rates have declined for decades, except in one group: Young adults who never smoked. Jonathan Dowell, M.D., discusses what we know about the risks, as well as ongoing research to reveal more answers.