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Cancer Heroes

Dear Cancer Heroes: Honoring People in Clinical Trials

“Cancer research” can bring to mind labs, medicines, and graphs showing how well one treatment compares to another. But how often do we think of the people behind those graphs?The patients who participate in…
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A NEW FRONTIER IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER TREATMENT

A Point of View by Dr. Jonathan Cheng, vice president, Oncology Clinical Development, Merck Research LaboratoriesDr. Cheng has been treating head and neck cancer patients for many years. This is his personal perspective. I…
Scott Ebbinghaus

OVARIAN CANCER - TOO MANY LIVES CUT SHORT

By Scot Ebbinghaus, vice president, clinical research, Merck Research Laboratories Sixty years ago, in 1958, Dr. Rosalind Franklin died following a two-year fight with ovarian cancer. She was only 37-years-old. Her pioneering…
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Lung Cancer 101

Lung cancer is considered as one of the most dangerous types of cancer. It is characterized by two main types -- non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Between the two, the small cell lung cancer is more aggressive, spreading faster…
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Gastric Cancer 101

Gastric Cancer is not commonly heard of but it is quite rampant and is in fact the third common cause of cancer-related deaths, according to experts.It is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the lining of the stomach, the…
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5 Important Questions Answered About Melanoma

Many people think that simply putting on sunscreen is enough to protect one from melanoma or skin cancer. Others are led to believe that tanning beds are safer alternative to sunbathing. As a result, people are unknowingly exposing themselves…
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Quick Guide to Understanding Hodgkin Lymphoma

There are over 100 types of cancers according to the National Cancer Institute. Many are familiar with cancers of the breast, lung, brain, skin, and leukemia. But some types of cancers are less known such as Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) which is…
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Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer, the sixth most common cancer worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO), arises in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, thyroid gland, and larynx or the voice box. People usually…