Posts Tagged ‘frequently asked cancer questions’

Sign-up to Learn the Biology of Cancer

biology-cancerHave you ever wondered about the biology behind cancer? If so, join Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Gregg Orloff, Ph.D, on Tuesday, August 6 at noon for an interactive, live, web chat on the “Biology of Cancer.” He will be available to discuss questions such as:

  • What is cancer?
  • What causes cancer?
  • What can you do to prevent cancer?
  • How is cancer diagnosed and treated?
  • What is the role of infectious organisms like viruses in cancer?
  • Why and how cancer spreads.
  • Why do cancer drugs not always work.

This interesting chat will open your eyes to what cancer is and what you can do to help reduce the chances that you or your family members will be diagnosed with the disease.

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A New Interactive Tool to Answer Your Cancer Questions: Introducing the Whiteboard

Cancer Facts & FAQs whiteboardWe’re excited to introduce a new interactive initiative that was launched in partnership between Emory Healthcare and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. This platform, called “Whiteboard,” opens up a new way for people to do their own kind of research about cancer. Readers can scroll through a variety of questions on different cancer topics, read and like these questions, or submit their own. Newly submitted questions will be reviewed by our Winship team, including our physicians, investigators, nurses and other support and care team members. Depending on the type of question, we are able to respond quickly (within a business day or two). More complex or specific questions may require further research and collaboration on our part and therefore may take us longer to answer.

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, meaning that Winship meets the highest standards of cancer research. Members of the Winship team are constantly working to find new cancer treatments as well as to discover ways to prevent cancer and detect it early. By creating the Whiteboard, our online community has a way to conduct its own cancer research and get trustworthy answers directly from Winship’s experts.

Getting cancer questions answered via the Winship Whiteboard is easy. Simply go to the Whiteboard, click on the notepad on the top right, ask your question, and click submit; the team at Winship will get back to you with an answer. Questions can be submitted related to any cancer topic or type, ranging from general prevention tips and survivorship resources, to questions related to specific types of cancer, such as prostate cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer.

We’ve received some fantastic cancer questions on the Whiteboard so far. Kevin, for example, asked, “My PSA was elevated at my check-up. Do I have prostate cancer?” Justin asked, “What can former smokers do to possibly offset the damage of past smoking and reduce cancer risk?” While Travis asked, “Are there any foods I can eat to help prevent cancer?” All of these cancer questions have been answered by the doctors and researchers from the Winship Cancer Institute on our Whiteboard. Whether you have just one cancer question, or many, you can submit them all on the Whiteboard and get answers from the cancer experts at Winship. Even if you don’t have a question, please take the time to browse and like your favorites!

We welcome your feedback on our new cancer FAQ site in the comments below.

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