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Dr. Link’s perspective: Why family matters for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a genetic heart condition that affects about one in 500 people nationwide. Learn how accurate diagnoses of this dangerous disease and a Plano mother’s determination saved her life and that of her son.

Cancer

What new research on Herceptin could mean for breast cancer patients

A 2018 study suggests that half the dosage of breast cancer drug Herceptin is just as effective as the one-year dose and carries fewer side effects for those with HER-2 positive breast cancer. But Thomas Froehlich, M.D., says it’s too soon to change treatment recommendations. Learn more.

Cancer

CAR-T therapy: Genetically-engineered cells that fight blood cancer

CAR-T therapy could provide a lifesaving treatment option for blood cancer patients who have undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy without going into remission. Discover how CAR-T therapy works and who might benefit.

Cancer

Patient benefits from neoadjuvant breast cancer clinical trials

Breast cancer clinical trials are not experiments. Rather, they are options for women with breast cancer to receive the gold standard of cancer care paired with advanced therapies that can greatly improve their outcomes.

Cancer

HPV: The infection behind a throat cancer epidemic

HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection, causes throat cancer in young adults. Dr. Sumer explains how a vaccine may be able to curb the epidemic.