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"Patients are very excited about the possible convenience of a test like this, and that's really important," said Dr. Lecia Sequist, director of the Center for Innovation in Early Cancer Detection at Massachusetts General Hospital. "It's also critical to find cancer at the earliest possible stage to have the best chance of curing it."
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Research shows that breast cancer survivors who adopt healthy lifestyles have improved health and quality of life. We review these recommendations and are joined by a patient who covers her new lifestyle habits after diagnosis.
Blum Center Program: Cancer Center Series – Mind-Body Strategies to Enhance Coping and Resilience After Cancer
Giselle Perez, PhD, provides survivors with practical mind-body tools, grounded in research, to improve coping with cancer and treatment.
Blum Center Program: Impact of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Screening – Time to Continue Mammography Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted breast cancer screening, diagnoses, and treatment. Shinn-Huey Shirley Chou, MD, MPH, shares how critical it is to continue screening and mammography care because early detection saves lives.
Cancer treatment can affect your fertility. Mary Morris, MD, PhD provides an overview of the reproductive system, how cancer therapies can impact future fertility, and ways to potentially preserve your ability to have children.
Dr. Vicki Jackson provides a general overview of palliative care, the services offered at Mass General Cancer Center, and how they can benefit patients and families when cancer has touched their lives.
Genetic testing for cancer risk assessment was first offered in 1996 for a limited number of genes. Cancer genetics has changed significantly since then. Stephanie Hicks, MS, CGC, discusses the role of genetic testing in the cancer setting and how it has evolved over time.
Held virtually on June 23rd, our 2022 Mass General Cancer Center Survivorship Conference featured speakers Ryan Sullivan, MD and Giselle Perez, PhD, and moderator Jeffery Peppercorn, MD, MPH.
Ever wonder when or how to start talking with your kids about a hereditary cancer in the family? Carly Grant, MS, CGC, covers the latest research on discussing hereditary cancer with children of all ages.
Blum Center Program: Cancer Center Genetic Series – What You Need to Know About Hereditary Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is rare, but did you know that it can run in families? Janette Lawrence, MS, CGC, gives an overview of hereditary ovarian cancer and what you can do if it's detected in your family.
There are many different types of genetic testing for cancer. Kristen Shannon, MS, CGC, discusses the differences between these types of tests and how to choose the right one.
Noopur Raje, MD, Marcela Maus, MD, PhD and Matthew Frigault, MD discuss the power and evolution of immune therapies, specifically, CAR T-Cell therapy in treating cancer.
In this video, learn how the Center for Innovation in Early Cancer Detection is focused on increasing the development of new cancer-detecting technologies, and hear about their important Fire Health Study, a partnership with the Boston Fire Department to help screen firefighters for cancer.
Dr. Paula Rauch discusses parenting challenges from diagnosis through treatment and offers guidance to support the emotional health and well-being of children when a parent has cancer.
Blum Center Program: Cancer Center Series – Meeting People Where They Are – Increasing Access to Cancer and Mental Health Care
The team from the Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program at Mass General Cancer Center share how they strive to improve cancer treatment for patients with mental illness.
Lymphedema is swelling caused by fluid that collects in tissue under the skin. Clinical research coordinators discuss the Lymphedema Screening Program at Mass General and their current LymphVAX project related to COVID-19 vaccination.
Learn about the most recent updates on the treatment and management of individuals at risk for kidney cancer, and the role of genetic counseling.
Billy Costa talks with Dr. Matt Frigault and oncology social worker Lauren DeMarco to learn more about the latest in CAR T-cell therapies and what it all means for patients.
Billy Costa talks with Dr. Robb Friedman, Dr. Amy Comander, and Dr. Larry Blaszkowsky about how the care teams at Mass General Cancer Center's community locations provide patients with access to world-class cancer care close to home.