• Settling Into Our New Home

    by  • October 22, 2013

    It’s hard to believe that Temple Health Women’s Care has been open for over a year now.  For me, the medical director, the year has flown by and much has happened.  All of our medical specialties are up and running and all the doctors and staff are working in collaboration. To be honest, this...

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    You Can Make A Difference

    by  • October 17, 2013

    It’s that time again: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A time for celebration and renewed interest in curing the disease. But, amidst all the headlines dominating healthcare today many people may not be aware that the future of research at academic health centers is in jeopardy. Although the headlines are justifiably focused on clinical care,...

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    My doctor told me I have a “precancerous” lesion. Do I have cancer?

    by  • August 13, 2013

    Receiving the news that you have a precancerous lesion can cause considerable confusion and stress. Naturally, questions will arise as to the risks of getting a “cancerous” lesion, whether treatment is necessary and, if necessary, what treatment options are appropriate. It’s important to keep in mind that precancerous lesions can be found almost anywhere...

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    Can doctors prevent overtreatment for prostate cancer patients?

    by  • August 2, 2013

    In a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, entitled, “Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer An Opportunity for Improvement,” a group of experts discussed the findings from a National Cancer Institute working group designed to improve the current approach to cancer screening and prevention1. Among their recommendations included a motion to...

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    Breakthrough Study Advances Fight Against Kidney Cancer

    by  • July 23, 2013

    Last month, the clinicians and researchers that make up The Cancer Genome Atlas published a breakthrough report on the “Comprehensive molecular characterization of clear cell renal cell carcinoma”. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an organized project sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health aiming to understand the types of molecular (=genetic, DNA-based)...

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