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2011
Alderman (CHECKED OUT)
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Possible Melanoma Treatment [electronic resource]

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer, and the rate has been increasing for the past 30 years. This ABC News report examines the possible discovery of a melanoma vaccine. The treatment - taking cells the body has programmed to fight the cancer, growing them in a lab, and then injecting them back into the patient - has seen at least one patient become cancer-free for more than two years.
Online
2008
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Angela's Journey [electronic resource]: Facing Terminal Cancer

I didn't know I wasn't supposed to talk about it. When Angela Vecchio-Ozmon was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, she chose to be candid and open, sharing with the cameras all that she experienced in her battle with the disease. This extraordinary documentary follows Angela as she visits her cancer specialist, explores treatment options, deals with issues of body image and romance, and strives to compress 20 years of parenting into the time she has left with her children. Angela's goal was to demystify cancer by going public with the experience, but filming her journey also became a way for her to reach out to those closest to her.
Online
2003
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Actinic Keratosis [electronic resource]: The Link Between Chronic Sun Damage and Skin Cancer

Although actinic keratosis - rough, scaly patches of skin that result from too much sun - is very common, it is classified as a premalignant condition that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Fortunately, there are many effective methods that can slow that development, or in some cases interrupt it completely. This program lets viewers know how people with AK can lower their risk of invasive skin cancer. In addition, a former pro football player whose AK progression resulted in the loss of part of his nose stresses the importance of limiting unprotected exposure to the sun.
Online
2012
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Photodynamic Therapy [electronic resource]: Powerful Anti-Cancer Light Treatment

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a procedure that uses light-sensitive drugs and a laser to help fight non-small-cell lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among American men and women. PDT kills tumor cells while sparing surrounding, healthy tissue, and if used before the tumor has become invasive, may even be the only treatment needed. In this program, experts and patients discuss photodynamic therapy-how it works, who it helps, and some of its possible side effects. The video also goes into the OR to show this innovative modality in action.
Online
2012
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Targeting GIST [electronic resource]: Lifesaving Treatment & Hope for the Future

A great challenge to successful cancer treatment has been the fact that not all malignant tumors are alike. But personalized therapies based on specific gene mutations are now changing the landscape of cancer care, especially for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST. This program explores targeted cancer therapies aimed at GIST, introducing oncology experts who explain how the technique works, why it's been effective in combatting GIST, and what's on the horizon in this promising field. An overview of GIST is also provided, and patients with the disease tell how the targeted treatments, which are administered in pill form, have allowed them to resume a normal life.
Online
2012
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New Ways to Manage MDS [electronic resource]

Myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, are a group of diseases of the blood cells and bone marrow that can result in anemia and increased infections, and in some cases, even progress to leukemia. The only way to cure MDS is with a stem cell transplant, but since patients are usually elderly and too frail to withstand the procedure, those most in need of treatment have not been able to avail themselves of it. This program goes to Boston, Dusseldorf, and Florence to see how medical breakthroughs are now improving outcomes for people with MDS-even those who are in their 90s.
Online
2013
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Understanding the Mysteries of GIST [electronic resource]: A Rare Cancer

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST, is a fairly rare tumor of the digestive tract. Though there are other kinds of tumors that can develop in this part of the body, GISTs are different because of the type of cell from which they originate. And though GIST can become life-threatening, medical science has discovered new ways to alter the progression of this disease, as this program shows. In addition to informative medical experts, viewers meet patients who are living active, optimistic lives with GIST.
Online
2013
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Treating Cancer With Bone Drugs [electronic resource]

Cancer patients who are in remission live in fear of a recurrence, and scientists are working to reduce that risk. This ABC News report examines clinical trials on the drug Zometa. Originally meant as an osteoporosis treatment, the drug has shown promise in reducing the risk of recurrence in some types of breast cancer when used in conjunction with hormone therapy.
Online
2008
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Henrietta Lacks Was Never Compensated for Cells [electronic resource]

This ABC News report looks at the amazing scientific contribution of Henrietta Lacks. While being treated for cervical cancer in 1951 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, doctors removed some of her tumor cells without her knowledge. Her cells have been used in research from the polio vaccine to numerous cancer treatments. Biomedical firms have made millions selling her cells for research, but her family has never been compensated. In a sad irony, some of her descendants can't even afford health insurance.
Online
2010
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Thinking Small for a Big Disease [electronic resource]

The future of cancer therapies will be on the cellular level. In this ABC News report, Dr. Timothy Johnson discusses with Dr. Nancy Davidson the advances in personalized or targeted therapies. These advances have reduced the mortality rate of those diagnosed with certain types of cancer and enabled the U.S. to have more than ten million cancer survivors.
Online
2008
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Mina Bissell - Experiments That Point to a New Understanding of Cancer

For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea: that a cancer cell doesn't automatically become a tumor, but instead depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. In this TEDTalk, she shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth was wrong.
Online
2012
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Breast Cancer in Young Women [electronic resource]

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life. Learn about the emotional, physical, social and medical issues surrounding breast cancer in young women. Meet Geralyn Lucas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. Hear how her unexpected diagnosis changed her whole perspective on life.
Online
2012
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Breast Reconstruction [electronic resource]

Treatment for breast cancer can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming. While having reconstructive surgery is a personal choice, knowing the options can help patients better prepare for the future.
Online
2010
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Cancer-Killing Capsule [electronic resource]

Treating cancer from the inside out.
Online
2013
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Geriatric Oncology [electronic resource]

As people grow older, the likelihood of getting a cancer diagnosis increases, but there is no one standard treatment for older patients. Beverly Barr Vaughan was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer at the age of 77. Follow this passionate discussion as Beverly and the experts delve into the issue of chronological age versus physiological age.
Online
2012
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HPV Vaccine/Cervical Cancer [electronic resource]

Families all over America are trying to decide whether to get the HPV vaccine for their daughters. Human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection, is the most common cause of cervical cancer. Learn more about the vaccine that offers protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV, who should have it and what the risks may be.
Online
2010
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Killing Cancer With Salt [electronic resource]

Chemists fry tumors in low oxygen environments.
Online
2013
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Laser Light for Breast Cancer Imaging [electronic resource]

A new diagnostic tool could lower number of unnecessary surgeries.
Online
2013