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Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision Medicine: Changing the Way We Treat Cancer

Precision medicine has been getting a lot of attention lately—most recently as President Obama announced plans for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to expand the nation’s efforts to address complex diseases like cancer. Wilmot Cancer Institute Director Dr. Jonathan Friedberg explains this innovation and its impact on cancer treatment.
Time to Quit? Smoking Facts to Chew On

Time to Quit? Smoking Facts to Chew On

If you need a few more reasons to add quitting smoking to your to-do list for 2015, Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s Dr. Sangeeta Gajendra suggests you consider the impact it can have on your mouth and teeth.

Cold-Weather Care for People with Cancer

Cold-Weather Care for People with Cancer

Cold winter weather can be uncomfortable, but for people undergoing cancer treatment, it can present some serious challenges. Wilmot Cancer Center nurses Cassie Adams and Karen Abbas offer insights on the risks cancer patients face and some tips to stay safe this winter.
 
Lymphedema: Myths and Facts for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lymphedema: Myths and Facts for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lymphedema, an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid beneath the skin, can be a long-term complication of cancer treatment, and it often affects individuals who have had surgery for breast cancer. Occupational therapist Jayne Knowlton clears up some misinformation on this condition.
 
Men’s Health: Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Men’s Health: Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. While it’s rarer in men under the age of 50, many men will have some form of the disease as they age. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to learn about early detection, according to UR Medicine urology expert Dr. Edward Messing.