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  • Saint Francis Partners With Dana-Farber For Clinical Trials

    The parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center announced Friday a new collaboration that allows local blood-cancer patients treated at Saint Francis to take part in clinical trials offered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
  • Blood tests in the works for breast cancer

    Blood tests in the works for breast cancer
    After breast cancer tumors are removed, many women undergo chemotherapy to eradicate any remaining cancer cells and reduce the risk that the disease will recur. The drugs can make them nauseous and anxious and lead to hair loss. But a blood test under...

    Suicide survivors face grief, questions, challenges

    Harvard Health Blog The death of Robin Williams, reportedly from depression-related suicide, can seem paradoxical. How can such a funny, lively, and successful person be depressed enough to end his life? In the U.S. alone, nearly 40,000 people a year...

    Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say

    Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say
    For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it's grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective...

    Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

    Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research
    The first time Lauren Marlotte and her fiancé Darnell Smith rode their bikes 100 miles, they trekked from Santa Barbara to Ojai to Ventura and back, ran out of water and followed a path that partially runs along the shoulder of a freeway. After that...