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  • Emergency Care for Cancer Patients: Medical problems that may seem routine in patients without cancer often mean something different or have a different cause in cancer patients and may be much more serious, requiring urgent treatment. Managing these problems promptly and effectively is a challenge faced by all cancer centers.
  • Immunotherapy Trials Offer Hope to Patients with High-Risk or Metastatic Cancer: Although the cure rate for the breast cancer has risen steadily in recent decades, recurrent or metastatic disease remains difficult to control. To fight metastatic breast cancer and forestall the recurrence of high-risk primary disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are using various techniques to boost the body's immune system. Clinical trials of many of these therapies are already under way.
  • HOUSE CALL: Hospital Patient Advocates Provide Support-Advocates serve as liaisons between hospitals and patients

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Houston, Texas


Rice, Terry; Wimberley, Alfred, Jr.; Brock, Patricia; Mittendorf, Elizabeth A.; Ibrahim, Nuhad; Tripathy, Debu; Murray, James, III; Peoples, George, Jr.; Litton, Jennifer; Ueno, Naoto T.; Bezerra, Jaymesson; Cooper, Laurence J. N.; Patients; Neoplasms; Emergency Service, Hospital; Immunotherapy; Clinical Trials as Topic; Breast Neoplasms -- secondary; Cancer Vaccines; Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms; Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors; Patient Advocacy.


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OncoLog, Volume 60, Number 07, July 2015