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When a patient is diagnosed with prostate cancer a doctor might predict the success of the treatment based on clinical trials. While the information clinical trials provide is extremely valuable, “it is not precision medicine,” says Harshraj Leuva, MD.  

Dr. Harshraj Leuva received a Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award (YIA) in 2021 to optimize drug development for United States Veterans with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer among U.S. Veterans. In the U.S., it is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. 

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“I wish I could give every cancer patient the news that their cancer was gone. That is why our family believes so strongly in donating to cancer research – without the research, we will not be able to develop the cures to save more lives.” - Nancy Berry

Here's an update on some podcast guests Nancy and Alex Berry, whose son Jake was diagnosed with testicular cancer at 16.  

Cancer research provided the Berry family with the cure needed to save Jake.  

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Today JAMA Oncology released a peer-reviewed manuscript first authored by Ravi B Parikh, MD, MPP, guiding the research and care of patients with advanced solid tumors who are traditionally ineligible for phase 3 clinical trials using immune checkpoint inhibiter therapy. 

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You met Brittany in 2018 – she was well, but still managing complications from cancer treatment. Today, between taking field trips with her daughter and planning for a family-filled holiday season, she is happy and thriving.  

Two days before her 28th birthday, Brittany Sullivan was diagnosed with a rare, Stage IV sarcoma. She was also pregnant.  To bring light to the darkness of that terrible day, Brittany’s husband, John, gave her an early birthday present.  

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Raymond Mailhot, MD, MPH, dedicates his research to improving radiation treatment. He cares for pediatric patients and patients with breast cancer, and he leads the hematology malignancy radiotherapy program. In this Q&A, Dr. Mailhot shares how he's working to accelerate equity in cancer care and reflects on personal experiences with structural racism in oncology.

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The golf purse was more than $1 million at the Champions Course at PGA National Resort & Spa, and patients everywhere were the winners when golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, and Annika Sörenstam joined players in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the Integra Connect Golf Classic October 3-4, 2021.

The tournament, now in its third year, benefits Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, in its mission to accelerate breakthroughs in lifesaving research and empower people everywhere to conquer cancer. 

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