Perspectives in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Research

Clinical Trials: The "Gold Standard" of Breast Cancer Treatment

By Dr. Jame Abraham, Director, Breast Oncology Program, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic

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The chair in front of my desk is where some of my hardest conversations take place. Yet it is also where some of the most inspiring and hopeful moments of my career happen. All my patients at one time or another have sat in “the chair.” We talk about their diagnosis, their treatment options, test results and always, we talk about the patient’s option to participate in clinical trials.

Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Under Age 50: Participate, Educate and Advocate

By Dr. Thomas George, Medical Director of the GI Oncology Program, University of Florida

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A diagnosis of cancer is never welcoming news. It is especially daunting for those in the 30-50 age bracket, who are often parents of young children, still working to provide for and raise their families, and not yet on Medicare for health insurance. Understanding colorectal cancer and knowing the latest in treatment options, as well as being an active participant in the fight for the cure, are important facets in a patient's diagnosis and treatment journey.