Cancer Research

(A scene from Ken Burns' documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.")

Philadelphia Treatment Facility Offering Preview of Ken Burns’ New Cancer Documentary

Wednesday night's preview for the cancer community is sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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New Research Shows 3-D Mammograms Increase Cancer Detection

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania used 3-D Mammography to screen more than 26,000 women, They found that cancer detection rates increased from 3.51 to 5.24 per 1,000 women.

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Gives High Schoolers A Taste of Health Care Careers

The Saturday event will give students a chance to learn, hands on, about careers in caring for cancer patients.

(The main entrance of the Philadelphia Zoo, at 33rd Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia.  File photo)

Event For Research on Rare Cancer is Saturday at Philadelphia Zoo

The 5K run begins at 9am, with the “walk and stroll” stepping off at 9:30am.

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Gives High Schoolers A Taste of Health Care Careers

The Saturday event will give students a chance to learn, hands on, about careers in caring for cancer patients.

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New Book Is Aimed at the Friends of Cancer Patients

If you’re a friend of someone diagnosed with cancer, what is your role and how can you help? A new book has some answers.

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The Season For Skin Cancer

Having light skin, hair, and eyes increases a patient’s risk for skin cancer, as does over-exposure to ultraviolet rays at an early age.

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Malaria Drug May Be Useful In Fight Against Cancer

Malaria has long been conquered in the U.S., but researchers at Penn have found an old malaria drug may have a new use in treating patients with advanced cancer.

Breast Cancer

Young Women With Breast Cancer Need Unique Treatment

Now there is information that breast cancer in young women is a biologically unique disease that requires customized management strategies because it can be extremely aggressive.

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Light Smoking Dramatically Increases Risk of Lung Cancer

According to a new study, smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day, commonly known as light smoking, triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer in men. In women the increased risk of lung cancer was five times greater.