Our team of experts brings you cancer-related news and research updates.
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Childhood cancer survivors often have a higher risk for getting a second cancer later in life. Early screening can help, but not enough survivors are getting the screenings recommended by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). One researcher is trying to change that by gathering better evidence on the effectiveness of early breast cancer screening for women who received radiation to the chest as children.
American Cancer Society grantee Jennifer Mack, MD, MPH, conducts research to help pediatric oncologists communicate more effectively with their patients' parents to make treatment decisions less stressful.
The American Cancer Society Mission Boost grant helps rescue science that sometimes falls into the valley of death, where promising research comes to an abrupt end because it otherwise can’t get the funding it needs to cross the bridge between discovery and helping patients. Read about 4 of the cancer researchers who are using Mission Boost grants today.
These 3 scientists are contributing to research that may help families affected by breast cancer in the future. They're studying the most effective language to include in dense breast notifications after mammography, what makes a cancer cell that’s been dormant—not growing—suddenly reactivate, and the effectiveness of a program to help Latina breast cancer survivors overcome barriers to exercising regularly.
Dr. Pasi Janne gives an update on the research lead by the Lung Cancer Dream Team, which was created and funded by a partnership between Stand Up For Cancer and The American Cancer Society.
Darren Roblyer, PhD, and his research team at Boston University use optical imaging, specifically diffuse optical spectrometry (DOS), to study how well chemotherapy works before surgery in women with early stage breast cancer. Their work is supported by a grant from the American Cancer Society.