Esophageal Cancer: Five Things You Need to Know

esophageal cancer and a national list is maintained at clinicaltrials.gov. For more information on esophageal cancer, visit the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center….

What Types of Cancer Can Be Treated With Immunotherapy?

…Immunotherapy has been approved for the treatment of the following cancers: Bladder cancer Breast cancer Cervical cancer Colorectal cancer Esophageal cancer Head and neck cancer Kidney cancer Leukemia Liver cancer

How Does Alcohol Cause Cancer?

…  Which cancers? There are seven types of cancer linked to alcohol – bowel, esophageal (food pipe), larynx (voice box), mouth, pharynx (upper throat), breast (in women), and liver. There’s…

Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide

What is metastatic breast cancer? Metastatic breast cancer (also referred to as advanced stage or stage IV breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread (or metastasized) from the breast…

Explaining the Complexities of Cancer

This post originally appeared on Cancer Research Catalyst, the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Burgeoning understanding of the biology of cancer has led to advances…

What’s the Difference Between BRCA1 and BRCA2?

…of breast cancer and a family history of breast cancer Anyone with cancer in both breasts Metastatic breast cancer A personal or family history of ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, aggressive…

Can Men Get Breast Cancer? Facts You Should Know

…subtypes: Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer (HR+), meaning the cancer cells have either estrogen or progesterone receptors HER2-positive breast cancer, indicating the cancer has excessive amounts of the HER2 receptor Triple-negative…

Colorectal Cancer Myths and Common Questions

…National Cancer Institute. In March 2019, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center announced the launch of the Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Center, which focuses exclusively on the care of colorectal cancer

What’s New in Cancer Immunotherapy?

cancer immunotherapy requires paying close attention. The number of approved drugs that help the body’s immune system fight cancer continues to grow, as does the list of different cancers in…

Living Well with Metastatic Breast Cancer

…MD, collaborate on metastatic breast cancer research. Targeted therapies that block the molecular drivers of cancer growth have helped extend life expectancy for metastatic breast cancer patients. For instance, Herceptin,…