• 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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    Is Single Port Surgery Right for Me?

    by  • June 27, 2013

    Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Over the past twenty years, minimally invasive surgery has been successful in reducing the large scars associated with traditional surgery to a few scars less than one inch in length. As a result, our patients have experienced faster, easier recoveries with less pain and fewer complications.  During the past...

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    Protons versus Photons for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

    by  • June 14, 2013

    The management of clinically localized prostate cancer, or cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland, is complex. There are a number of treatment options, ranging from close observation with frequent reassessment (active surveillance), surgery, and radiation therapy. While each form of active treatment can be effective, all can cause side effects that...

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    Banishing Fear after a Cancer Diagnosis

    by  • May 31, 2013

    Coping with Cancer magazine recently invited me to write an article on facing fear after a cancer diagnosis. In my role as Director of Psychiatry at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, I help patients and families confront cancer on a daily basis . While no one wants to be afraid, fear is a...

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