The timing is ideal for renewed attention in our quest to eradicate cancer. Our knowledge of the genomics of cancer has dramatically grown over the past decade, resulting in new forms of targeted therapies.
Here’s a sad, frustrating truth: We could save countless lives from cancer if we simply found the disease earlier. Take colon cancer, for example. Polyps take as long as 10 years to turn into cancer. Finding them early can literally prevent the disease from developing. For example, one recent study noted that colonoscopies could prevent … Read More
Like the people they affect, each and every tumor is unique. Because of this, a “one size fits all” approach to cancer treatment does not work, especially in the most challenging cases. But cancer treatment is changing. Understanding each tumor’s unique composition is leading to treatments based on each individual’s needs. This understanding comes through … Read More
What if you could take a pill twice a day to treat cancer instead of going through surgery or other difficult treatments? Sound far-fetched? It’s not, thanks to genetic research and personalized medicine. For decades, experts have been challenged to figure out how to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Years ago, the … Read More
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During my 24 years as an oncologist for Cleveland Clinic, I have witnessed the evolution of the Taussig Cancer Institute. I’ve watched our clinical and support services grow and improve. I’ve seen our physicians and scientists participate in groundbreaking research that will forever change the way we diagnose and treat cancer. And perhaps most importantly, … Read More