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Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: A Visit to the Lab of Daniel Heller

The research team of chemist and engineer Daniel Heller creates new nanoscale materials that are specially designed to improve biological research or solve clinical problems.

Pictured: Daniel Heller


Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Treatment for People with BRCA Gene Mutations

Cancer genetics experts say the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations has transformed the way doctors prevent and treat hereditary cancers. Read the post and watch the video.

Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez

Ask the Expert

What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery?

In this Ask the Expert feature, colorectal surgeon Julio Garcia-Aguilar discusses the differences between laparoscopy and robotic surgery and explains which patients are the best candidates for these procedures.

Pictured: Julio Garcia-Aguilar


Six Tips for Managing Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Social worker Karen Hartman shares coping strategies that cancer survivors can use to lessen fear of recurrence as they adjust to life after treatment.

Pictured: Karen Hartman


Meet Medical Oncologist Sandra D’Angelo

Medical oncologist Sandra D’Angelo, who specializes in caring for patients with rare cancers such as melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma, talks about the team approach and the importance of empowering patients.

Pictured: Sandra D’Angelo

In the Clinic

Matters of the Heart: Newer Cancer Treatments Can Lead to Cardiac Problems

Cancer treatments, both traditional treatments and newer targeted therapies, can lead to short-term and long-term heart problems.

Pictured: Richard Steingart


Physician-in-Chief José Baselga Elected President of the American Association for Cancer Research

As leader of the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, Dr. Baselga will expand his role in accelerating cancer prevention and discovery.

Pictured: José Baselga

In the Clinic

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Treats Brain Metastases in a Single Day

A high-dose radiation treatment that can be given in one day has become an effective and increasingly common approach for patients with metastatic brain tumors.

Pictured: Kathryn Beal


When the Distinctions of Cancer Blur

The correct identification and naming of a tumor’s type is increasingly important in the era of personalized medicine, and tumors that exhibit features of more than one type can complicate that process.

Pictured: George Plitas


What Is Angiogenesis?

Cancer biologist Robert Benezra explains angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels form, and how it relates to cancer research.