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If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, You Must Read This…

  Know Your Tumor provides eligible pancreatic cancer patients and their oncologists with information about the biology of their tumor. So far, nearly 50 percent of Know Your Tumor reports have highlighted information that may be helpful as patients and their oncologists make treatment decisions. These options include clinical trials...


Personalizing YOUR Cancer Treatment (part 4): Do you know your cancer biomarkers?

In the near future, instead of saying, “I have breast cancer,” a patient will say something like , “I have a HER2-positive carcinoma with a KRAS mutation.”  Cancer will be defined by it’s own unique molecular profile and biomarkers rather than the body part where it originated. To learn more about the...


Personalizing YOUR Cancer Treatment: Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Molecular profiling to identify cancer biomarkers has the potential to identify new treatment options for your cancer. As with any treatment selection, you and your Oncologist need to work together to determine what will work best for your particular situation. Below are questions you can ask your Oncologist to begin...


What Does It Mean to Personalize Your Cancer Treatment? (part 2)

  FACT:  Over the past 40+ years, oncologists have taken a “one size fits all” approach to treating cancer.  The only efforts at personalization have been to tailor specific chemotherapies to the original location of the cancer.    FACT:  We know that two people with the same cancer diagnosis often times...

Personalizing Your Cancer Treatment (part 1)

  I’ll never forget the heartbreaking moment when we heard Alan’s cancer was not cureable. In fact, my heart just skipped a few beats as I recall that day. One of my very favorite doctors (Dr. David Sidransky of Champions Oncology) told us not to give up hope. He explained...


Champions Oncology & Sarcoma

  I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the organizations I write about in this blog; others I wish I had known about during our “cancer journey”; and still others, although not relevant to Alan’s cancer are fantastic resources that can help others in their fight against cancer....

10 Reasons Why I’m a Fan of The Cancer Treatment Centers of America

For years I’ve seen television commercials for The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).  But are they really as good as they appear to be?  I’ve visited their Arizona facility twice and I have to say, I think they might be that good. If nothing else, I’m impressed with the way...


Study Shows 1/2 of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Avoid Chemo When Using MammaPrint

If you have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, talk to your doctor about The MammaPrint breast cancer test.   According to the recently published RASTER Study, The MammaPrint breast cancer test (developed by Agendia) can accurately determine which early stage breast cancer patients are at low risk of breast cancer recurrence and can therefore...




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