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Understanding molecular mechanism leading to addiction in humans

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A new study opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans. 524 more words

Health

FDA approves targeted therapy for first-line treatment of patients with a type of metastatic lung cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Iressa (gefitinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors harbor specific types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test. 315 more words

GCP

Endoscopy

Traveling further down the cancer screening road, I found my way into a hospital gurney staring up at the fluorescent lights wondering if that was the last image my father had before moving into another life. 490 more words

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Genetic Testing Results

I imagined it over and over again.  I would walk into the office, sit down as I tried to read her eyes.  To know the answer before she spoke.  616 more words

Ovarian Cancer Risk Genes

                                              (Ovarian cancer cells,  Science Photo Library)

An article posted this past January on The Guardian website states that researchers have identified six ovarian cancer risk  genes, a big milestone in cancer research that could help treat and prevent ovarian cancer which is often referred to as “the silent killer.” 433 more words

Cancer

Biopsy #1

It’s 2015 and this girl got her health insurance rockin’, After some hiccups, I had my first mammogram on February 17th. The theme of my mammogram appointment was, “Well, that escalated quickly.” I went from a health insurance covered  796 more words

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Designer Genes

Today I had my first consultation with a genetic counselor.  I think many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, especially those with a known family history are recommended by their surgeons and oncologists to see one.  959 more words