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    1. Is a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

      There are lots of reasons you might want to think about joining a clinical trial, including a chance to try an experimental drug that can make a difference for your health now and for others in the future. "Many men want to give back," says James Gulley, MD, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute's C

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    2. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before. Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wor

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    3. Fighting Superbugs With Their Own Genes

      A dramatic discovery in gene-editing may give us a powerful tool to fight disease. It’s called CRISPR, and it’s got researchers jumping for joy. “It’s totally revolutionized biology… and we’re only at the beginning,” says James Dahlman, a chemical and bioengineer at the Georgia Institute of Technolo

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    4. When One Discovery Leads to Another

      Not all scientific breakthroughs start with a big idea. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of being in the right place at the right time and asking the right questions. When MIT scientist Phillip Sharp, PhD, began to study the structure of something called adenoviruses -- they cause the sniffles and snee

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    5. The Future of Vaccines

      You may think of a vaccine as a shot that protects you from infections like the flu or measles. But in the near future, you may be able to get vaccines to treat brain tumors or breast cancer. You could even get one to prevent a heart attack. These new vaccines are on the rise, says Klaus Ley, MD, he

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    6. Preventing Breast Cancer Return in Black Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more th

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    7. Longer Use of These Cuts Breast Cancer Recurrence

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of breast cancers that are sensitive to estrogen are advised to take hormone-suppressing drugs such as tamoxifen for five years, to cut their odds for a recurrence. Tamoxifen can have onerous side effects, ho

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    8. Myeloma Drug Added Earlier in Treatment Promising

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved immunotherapy drug for a blood cancer called multiple myeloma can provide even better benefits if patients receive it earlier in their treatment, new clinical trial results show. Darzalex (daratumumab)

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    9. U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States pays the highest prices in the world for generic and brand-name cancer drugs, a new study has found. However, as the world's wealthiest nation, the United States is better able to pay for those pricey dr

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    10. Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced bladder cancer can sometimes be too old or unhealthy to withstand standard chemotherapy. However, some may gain hope from a new drug that unleashes the immune system to attack tumor cells, researche

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