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Weekly Web Review – Week 44

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Weekly Web Review – Week 43 Check out the latest news about proton therapy: this week, find out how this state-of-the-art treatment modality is achieving new milestones and helping more and more cancer patients fight against their disease. A mom’s struggle against cancer An Australian 31-year-old mother of four young children was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer and told she had a chance of only two years left to live. Melissa Quinn was diagnosed in June this year with cancer in her brain and in the soft tissue under the birthmark on her left leg. "I had cancer two-and-a- half years ago in the uterus, so it wasn't a huge surprise that it's come back, but I am still overwhelmed and scared," she said. The Australian Medical Board is covering 90% of the costs... Full article

Proton therapy, education can help remedy racial disparities in prostate cancer care

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African American men diagnosed with very low-risk prostate cancers are much more likely than white men to actually have aggressive disease that goes undetected with current diagnostic methods, a John Hopkins study recently suggested. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer occurs more often in African American men than in men of other races. African American men are also more likely to be diagnosed at... Full article