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5 myths about skin cancer prevention – and some truths

Is sunscreen enough to prevent skin cancer? Is our skin protected behind window glass? In this week’s blog, Jennifer Gill, M.D., Ph.D., clears up five misconceptions about skin cancer prevention, and then offers up some truths.

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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.

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How do I choose the best sunscreen?

When it comes to choosing the best sunscreen, take the same approach to healthy eating: Read the label! Rohit Sharma, M.D., says the label should list three specific factors that indicate optimal sun protection. Learn more.

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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.

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Sex after prostate cancer: Treatment choice matters

Men with prostate cancer and their partners often are reluctant to talk about sexual health after treatment, but it’s a natural concern. Learn about a treatment called SAbR that can preserve sexual potency and about a clinical trial that we hope will make it even safer.

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4 Common Cancer-Screening Myths Busted

When it comes to cancer, prevention and early detection are often the best medicine, but confusion and misinformation about screenings continue to run rampant. We’re setting the record straight for patients and their families.

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Cancer Clinical Trials 101

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are considering a clinical trial, you no doubt have questions. We have answers.

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Not a cure, but an extension: How immunotherapy works for advanced lung cancer

Data released in April 2018 suggest that adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy can extend the lives of some advanced lung cancer patients. Discover how immunotherapy works and who might benefit.

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Closer to a cure

A new clinical trial at UT Southwestern aims to offer new hope for patients with multiple myeloma.

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The Fight Continues

When 72-year-old Larry Carlson was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, he simply didn’t believe the news. Initially, Mr. Carlson was in denial about his cancer, but once he accepted the diagnosis, he decided that giving up wasn’t going to be a part of his plan.