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Early detection of ovarian cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month It’s estimated that more than 22,000 U.S. women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 women will die from the cancer. Although ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers among women, survival rates are highest when cancer…
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Four things you need to know about breast cancer

Four things you need to know about breast cancer October’s awareness month highlights risks  “You have breast cancer,”— four words no woman wants to hear. But more than 246,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., according to the…
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Understanding brain cancer

Understanding brain cancer Ascension Seton brain, cancer experts discuss glioblastoma Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis announcement on Wednesday brings one of the most aggressive tumors of all human cancers to the forefront of the public eye. Neurosurgeons from Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute — the largest, most comprehensive neuroscience…
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New Immunotherapy Drugs to Fight Cancer

New Immunotherapy Drugs to Fight Cancer The fight against cancer just got a little easier. The traditional approach to cancer treatment includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. A fairly new method of treatment, immunotherapy, is also proving to be a strong ally in the cancer battle. Innovative Treatment Bolsters Immune Response Immunotherapy uses the immune…
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New clinical partnership fights breast cancer

New clinical partnership fights breast cancer Seton, UT join forces  using advanced imaging methods to combat deadly disease Thomas Yankeelov, MD In partnership with Ascension Seton, Texas Oncology and Austin Radiological Association, The University of Texas at Austin has embarked on a two-year clinical study to test advanced imaging methods that could provide…
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Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits

Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits Whole grain foods linked to lower death risks Eating whole grains is associated with lower risks of dying from certain conditions, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The research, an analysis of 14 major studies that included a total of 786,076…
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Ascension Seton Cancer Program Wins Innovator Award

Ascension Seton Cancer Program Wins Innovator Award Ascension Seton Cancer Program recently received an Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). Since 2011, the ACCC Innovator Awards have honored exceptional cancer programs that advance the goal of improving cancer care access, quality and cost-effectiveness. The fifth annual awards were given to six cancer…
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New Study Good News vs. Breast Cancer

New Study Good News vs. Breast Cancer For the past decade, doctors have used a genetic test to individualize breast cancer treatment and determine if patients may be able to safely skip chemotherapy after surgery. Called Oncotype DX, the test analyzes 21 genes in a tumor to gauge a woman’s risk of the cancer returning after…
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Ascension Seton Saves $10M, Will Share Half Locally

Ascension Seton Saves $10M, Will Share Half Locally By achieving goals for improving health care locally while lowering overall costs, Ascension Seton’s accountable care organization (ACO) saved almost $10.6 million in Medicare costs during 2014, federal officials have announced. As a result, the Ascension Seton ACO and its partners – which include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), Lone…
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