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In today's blog post, Dr. Claudine Isaacs outlines the benefits and limitations of genetic testing for cancer:
Genetic testing allows doctors to help treat, and even prevent, certain types of cancers. Many patients can benefit from genetic testing; however, we still don’t know a lot about how to best use the results of these tests.
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"Now scientists understand that ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancer are all closely linked..." -- Learn much more about the research landscape for gynecologic cancers, in this new podcast for patients from Cancer.Net Associate Editor Jonathan Berek, MD, MMS. bit.ly/2cCJcPk 
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Learn about new research on ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancer in this expert podcast.
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"Doctors and cancer patients and survivors need to engage in a productive dialogue at every visit to uncover any causes or contributors to pain... Then, they may come up with solutions" -- from Dr. Lidia Schapira's new blogpost on cancer pain today:
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira writes about why individualized pain management is essential for a person’s quality of life and well-being.
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Learn more about 2 treatment options for some men with prostate cancer, from an expert pathologist in the field:
Active surveillance and watchful waiting are 2 prostate cancer treatments that people often confuse. Pathologist Oleksandr N. Kryvenko, MD, FCAP, explains exactly what they are and who may benefit from them.
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“It takes more than a temporary distraction to help us recalibrate and feel calm and strong, yet it takes enormous strength and courage to fully engage in fighting disease or to provide support for a loved one who is ill.” Dr. Lidia Schapira
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk post, Dr. Schapira writes about the importance of slowing down to face the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
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Dr. Stuart Lichtman from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center talks about why cancer research hasn’t focused on older adults in the past & what is being done to change that.
Cancer affects many people as they grow older, so it’s important to have scientific research that focuses on older adults. Dr. Stuart Lichtman discusses why studies haven’t focused on older adults in the past and what is being done to change that.
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In our final 2 podcasts of this summertime podcast series, Cancer.Net Associate Editors Jyoti Patel, MD, and Ryan Sullivan, MD, outline promising new treatments for lung cancer and melanoma.
Wrapping up our summer Research Round Up series, experts discuss advances in lung cancer and melanoma research.
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New! Research highlights for patients and family caregivers about palliative care. 
Research presented this weekend will highlight the importance of access to palliative care that addresses the health and well-being of patients and caregivers.
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Sexual health is an important part of a patient's cancer care. For men diagnosed with prostate cancer:
It takes a lot of courage to overcome embarrassment and discomfort, especially when it comes to sexual health. But doing so can lead to happy outcomes.
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Practical tips on talking with the health care team after a cancer diagnosis - A short video with survivors and doctors:
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In this new podcast for patients, experts talk about cancer care for older adults, including the latest recent research:
William Tew, MD, and Andrew Artz, MD, discuss new research on cancer care for older adults from the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.
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Next in our summer research series, Dr. Brian Rini and Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt weigh in:
Experts discuss new research advances in bladder, kidney, colorectal, pancreatic, and stomach cancers in these two Research Round Up podcasts.
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