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Researchers from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center are swiftly transforming their discoveries and innovation in cancer to address COVID-19.
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Ben Izar, MD, PhD, who recently joined the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, has been named a 2020 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar. The award honors physicians whose research has the promise of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Find out about Dr. Izar and his work in melanoma and cancer immunotherapies.
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What should cancer patients know about COVID-19, and what steps should they take to protect themselves? Our experts weigh in.
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When Rick Miskovsky was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, he and his wife and three children were devastated by the news. Now as a patient at the HICCC, Rick has been able to replace his fears and dire prognosis with options and hope, and he owes this all to his dedicated care team led by Dr. Charles Drake.
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Get to know one of our newest faculty members at the HICCC, Dr. Elham Azizi, and find out more about her work in developing and applying machine learning techniques to better understand the complexities of cancer.
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A pediatric cancer patient recently received a fun surprise during a treatment session when her care team transformed the radiation machine overnight into a cheerful, smiling unicorn. The five-year-old patient was so happy about the adorably decorated “unicorn machine” that she ran into the treatment room with excitement the next day.
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CancerFIT is a free exercise class for cancer patients and survivors. The co-founders, both personally touched by cancer, were motivated to start an evidence-based exercise program with the goal of countering emotional and physical stresses patients undergo while in treatment and beyond.
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Pancreatic cancer is Kerry Alvarado's third cancer diagnosis in a span of two years. An immunotherapy clinical trial has given her a positive option--and hope--as she continues to battle this tough disease.
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A new clinical trial for AL amyloidosis is paving the way for a promising treatment option for patients with the rare organ-debilitating disease.
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