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Mental Health Care Is Central to the Cancer Journey

An important component of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is a comprehensive team approach to all areas of cancer care and its supportive care providers—including social workers, nurse navigators, spiritual health professionals and...

The Great American Smokeout: Six Reasons to Quit Smoking in November

More than 40 million Americans smoke cigarettes, despite the fact that tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of death in the U.S. To help lower this number and the heightened risk for...

What You Need to Know About Biomarker Testing for Lung Cancer

The term “precision medicine” has been a buzzword in cancer treatment for many years now. But its notoriety comes with good reason — it has revolutionized treatment and improved survival for countless cancer patients. In...

Kindergarten Teacher Finds Her Voice Again After Head and Neck Cancer

Ten years after the first of three negative biopsies she had done of the spot on her tongue, Jennifer finally got a correct diagnosis. “I went back to my dentist,” says the kindergarten teacher, “and...

Immunotherapy Offers a New Weapon in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in American women. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 281,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2021 alone. But here’s the...

Relationships and Stem Cells Made the Difference for this Leukemia Survivor

Maryann Sanak was already impressed by Emory’s medical experts long before her doctor referred her to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University to treat her leukemia. When Maryann was 13 years old, her mom...

Five Reasons to Schedule Your Next Pap Smear

A cervical cancer screening, such as a Pap or human papillomavirus (HPV) test, may not be high on your to-do list. And with last year’s subsequent shutdowns of in-person appointments for routine health care,...

CAR T-Cell Therapy: Is It Right for You?

For a long time, doctors typically relied on chemotherapy, radiation or surgery to treat cancer. But, with advances in targeted therapies and immunotherapy, patients have more options than ever before. CAR T-cell immunotherapy is...

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