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Understanding the Link Between Obesity and Liver Cancer

Between determining how certain cancers originate, analyzing the unique characteristics of different types of this disease, and discovering new treatments, cancer research is an active and varied field. The team at the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program at the Dan L Duncan...

Liver Care
Oncology
Pink Genome Sequencing Report

Is the Answer to Breast Cancer in Our DNA?

Solving a riddle is always easiest when you have all of the background information. The same concept applies to breast cancer. When doctors can determine what is causing breast cells to multiply rapidly, they can prescribe the medication most likely to remove the stimulus. However, the sources of...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
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Reducing Chemotherapy's Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Ask just about anyone how doctors treat cancer, and their response will most likely include the word “chemotherapy.” But the team at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Cancer Center at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is working to change that perception. Chemotherapy can be expensive and...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
Women's Health
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CAR-T Therapy: The Future of Lymphoma & Leukemia Treatment?

At the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have the opportunity to participate in leading-edge research through clinical trials. These studies often focus on experimental treatments for specific cancers, and two types of cancer, lymphoma and leukemia, are some of the main focuses of...

Oncology
A doctor gently touches a woman's neck so she can feel the thyroid glands

The Scarless Approach to Thyroid Surgery

As research continues to lead to groundbreaking medical advancements, surgeries become less invasive and recovery times decrease. Such is true for thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies, surgeries to remove part or all of the thyroid or parathyroid glands, respectively. The transoral vestibular...

Thyroid
A doctor uses an electroencephalogram to track electrical activity in a girl's brain

Is Medication the Only Treatment Option for Epilepsy?

When doctors consider treatment for epilepsy, they review the patient’s health history and needs to find the right medication. However, some prescriptions can result in undesirable side effects or be less effective than expected. In the past, traditional surgery was one of the only alternative...

Neurology

Growing Ghost Hearts

With more than five million Americans living with heart failure, a shortage of donor hearts, and thousands of people dying each year while awaiting a heart transplant, there is an urgent need for a discovery in cardiovascular research that will give heart patients greater hope. Dr. Doris Taylor and...

Cardiovascular Care

The Heart of a Champion: Aortic Repair

 Dr. Joseph Coselli and his team are using advanced techniques to fight heart disease in the 21st century and beyond. Dr. Coselli is an innovator and a leader in his field and he is highly experienced in complex aortic repair, such as repair performed in patients with connective tissue disorders (...

Cardiovascular Care

Coffeemaker or Heart-Lung Machine?

In the early ‘50s, after he had graduated from the University of Texas in 1941 with highest honors, earned his medical degree in 1944 from Johns Hopkins and completed surgical training, Denton A. Cooley, MD, adapted a coffee percolator into a blood oxygenator as part of what would become the heart-...

Cardiovascular Care
Lung Care

The Life-Saving, Life-Changing Heart

In 1969, while still a medical student, Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier, MD, found himself massaging the heart of a young man, keeping him alive, albeit briefly. This experience fueled his passion for discovering new ways to save more lives through cardiovascular innovation. Dr. Frazier had been working on...

Cardiovascular Care