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New drug shows promise for some cancer types

While doctors most often receive information about new drugs from their professional societies and pharmaceutical representatives, every now and then, we get blind-sided. Such was the case recently with an oral drug I would soon learn was called Vitrakvi.
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Happening here: Building better cancer treatments

For the past decade, Prisma Health Cancer Institute doctors and researchers have been working on unraveling the science of immunotherapy for cancer treatment.
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Cancer Support Community celebrates five years of connecting survivors

For the past three years, I have driven 45 minutes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from my home in Laurens to Greenville Memorial Hospital. It’s not for work. It’s for a mission.
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When brain cancer changes your life

My brain is no longer whole, but I am better for it. If anyone had told me seven years ago that I would be diagnosed with brain cancer and would live to tell about it I would have laughed at them. Me? Brain cancer? No, I am not strong enough.
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Can women enjoy sex without pain after cancer?

*NOTE: This content is intended for adults who have experienced cancer and may not be appropriate for children. Sexual problems are one of the most common, lingering side effects of cancer treatment.
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Groundbreaking breast cancer study shows some women don’t need chemo

By now you may have heard the great news from a ground-breaking clinical trial which found that many women with early-stage breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment.
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When cancer changes your college plans

Zach Newton was a junior engineering student in the fall of 2015 when everything changed. A week into the fall semester at his school, the Liberty, S.C. native began to experience severe abdominal pain that sent him to the local emergency room.
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GHS Cancer Institute and KIYATEC launch enhanced partnership to increase effectiveness of cancer treatments

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cancer patients and their families will soon have access to a series of groundbreaking diagnostic tests, the first of which can indicate certain ovarian cancer patients’ future response to chemotherapy before undergoing treatment with up to 93 percent accuracy, thanks to an enhanced partnership between Greenville Health System (GHS) Cancer Institute and...
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Prisma Health commemorates 1000th stem-cell transplant—and 25 years of excellence

This month, Greenville Health System (Prisma Health) commemorated the 1000th patient transplanted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program.
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GHS Cancer Institute achieves landmark 1,000th stem cell transplant

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Health System’s Cancer Institute marked its 1000th stem cell transplant this month, a major milestone of providing 25 years of innovative transplant therapies in the Upstate.
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