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Changing the DNA of Cancer Care.
Changing the DNA of Cancer Care.

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It's Genetic Counselor Awareness Day! This great team helps patients better understand personal or family cancer risks and come up with a plan to reduce or prevent lifetime risk of cancer based on medical or family history. Learn more at https://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/screening-prevention/family-history.php.
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By unraveling the link between obesity and gastrointestinal cancers, researchers hope to develop effective treatments and strategies for lowering cancer risk.
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African American men experience significant health disparities. They are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white men, yet they are underrepresented in prostate cancer research. A new study by Charles R. Rogers, PhD, uncovers attitudes toward prostate cancer research among African American men and suggests strategies to increase participation in research. https://huntsmancancer.org/circle-of-hope/2018/10/african-american-men-underrepresented-in-prostate-cancer-research.php
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Health information can be hard to understand, especially when it’s about a complicated disease like cancer. The sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. How do you know what it all means and which sources to trust? Enter health educators! These trained professionals provide accurate, trusted health information in an easy-to-understand way. Learn about what our health educators do at https://huntsmancancer.org/circle-of-hope/2018/10/health-educators-at-hci.php
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We're celebrating our nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced practice clinicians this week! This group of talented medical professionals is a critical link in the cancer care continuum.
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New research about lung cancer shows how cancer cells modify their environment and how the altered environment, in return, favors cancer cells. "Essentially, tumors get these immune cells to do their dirty work for them,” says Trudy Oliver, PhD, who oversaw the study. https://huntsmancancer.org/newsroom/2018/10/interplay-between-tumor-cells-and-immune-cells.php
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Pain is one of the most common and complex symptoms experienced by cancer patients. But experts specially trained in treating cancer-related pain can help. https://huntsmancancer.org/circle-of-hope/2018/09/managing-pain-during-cancer.php
Managing Pain During Cancer
Managing Pain During Cancer
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Today is #WorldCancerResearchDay! We're proud of our scientists' exceptional work to understand cancer and translate that knowledge into better treatments for patients. Check out these spotlights on a few of our students—the future of cancer research. https://huntsmancancer.org/circle-of-hope/2018/02/training-the-next-generation.php
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Ignacio Garrido-Laguna treats patients with #pancreaticcancer. “We have an urgent need to improve the outcomes for our patients,” he says. That's why he's focused on finding better treatments for this disease. http://huntsmancancer.org/circle-of-hope/2018/09/huntsman-translational-scholars-ignacio-garrido-laguna-md-phd.php
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