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Simply changing how chemotherapy is delivered to women with ovarian cancer could help them live years longer, according to an "incredibly promising" study. Researchers have discovered that giving chemo
At age 23, Lindsay Avner took charge of her genetic fate by electing to have her healthy breasts removed before cancer could strike first. Six years later, the North Side woman has zero regret, she said.
When scientists were looking for the first person to test a new, superfast way of deciphering someone's entire genetic blueprint, they turned to James Watson – the guy who shared a Nobel Prize for discovering