Cancer

Supportive Oncology Helps Maintain Quality of Life During Cancer

About 70% of patients referred to Winship’s Supportive Oncology Clinic mistakenly conflate palliative care and hospice care, according to Kimberly A. Curseen, MD, director of supportive and palliative care outpatient services for Emory Healthcare....

Cancer Clinical Trials Are a Win for Patients, Doctors & Researchers

In the effort to cure cancer, you might say that clinical trials are a win-win. Patients who participate in trials win in a wide variety of ways, benefiting from advancements discovered during previous trials as...

Four Stories of Cancer Survivorship

Held annually on the first Sunday of June, National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration of survivors of cancer – more than 16.9 million in America – and an occasion to draw attention to...

3 Reasons Your Annual Well-Woman Exam Can’t Be Missed

Chances are your to-do list is already a mile long. You’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see. So why add one more item to your list? Well, when that item...

Glioblastoma Is the Best Known Brain Cancer, But It Is Rare

Just the words “brain cancer” and “glioblastoma” can strike fear into anyone’s heart. And it is very scary to receive such a diagnosis. But despite their high visibility because of the famous people who...

How Collaborative Care Improves Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Our Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Program was a kind of incubator for what we at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University call “The Winship Way.” The program started practicing patient-centered care before it was...

The ‘New World’ of Multiple Myeloma Treatment

For people living with multiple myeloma, it’s a whole new world. “Things are changing very, very rapidly,” says Dr. Ajay K. Nooka, director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University’s Myeloma Program in the hematology...

Why Screening for Colorectal Cancer is Starting Younger – and What to Expect

Turning 50 is a big milestone for many people — a lot happens in a half-century, after all, including major medical and technological advancements. And for some time, reaching age 50 has been associated...

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