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August 2019 Vol 5 No 4

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly? Looking for New Answers
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer may become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States by 2020. Because there are no clear warning signs for this cancer, it is often diagnosed late, when cure is no longer possible. Dr. Frank discusses the challenges of pancreatic cancer and describes new treatments that have shown promise.
Nobody Fights Alone: Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer Annual Bike Ride in Support of Cancer Research
Cancer Research
After an operation to remove a rare bone cancer on his spine, Dana Vaughns never thought he would be cycling across America to raise funds for cancer research. Dana says, “Crossing the finish line with the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer team will be symbolic of my victory over cancer for the past 10 years.”
Recovering from Survivor Guilt After Surviving Hurricane Katrina and Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal CancerPatient Stories
As a psychologist dedicated to helping people cope with disasters, Jamie D. Aten knew the damage “survivor’s guilt” can do. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, he says, “I wasn’t prepared for it to hit me personally.”
Polivy a New Targeted Immunotherapy Approved for Patients with B-Cell Lymphoma
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesLymphoma
In June 2019, the FDA approved a new type of immunotherapy called Polivy, for use in combination with other drugs, in patients with previously treated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), offering new options for patients whose cancer has returned.
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