How Is Surgery Used to Treat Gynecologic Cancers?

…minimally invasive surgeries to treat women with gynecologic cancers. Minimally Invasive vs. Open Surgeries Minimally invasive surgery, or laparoscopy, is increasingly used in gynecologic cancers, often with the assistance of…

Fighting Women’s Cancers from Within

…F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber, investigators are testing the mettle of immunotherapy against breast and gynecologic tumors. Prime candidates in gynecologic cancers Many new immunotherapy drugs are…

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…