Best of MD Anderson 2019: Top cancer insights from our experts

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions about your health. Sometimes, turning to the internet can lead to bad information or confusion. To help you find accurate answers to your questions, we spoke with our experts on many topics this past year. They shared insights on trending topics in cancer, the latest in cancer treatment and how we’re making advances through our Moon Shots Program. Here are some of our experts’ most helpful insights from 2019. 3 nutrients cancer survivors should know Nutrients help cancer survivors stay healthy and reduce their risk of the long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment. Our clinical dietitian Haley Gale shares advice on how to easily incorporate omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed and iron into your diet. Treating cancer with targeted therapy All cancers are caused by a mutation, which is a genetic change in the DNA of a cell. Targeted therapy works by focusing on the specific mutation of a cancer cell to stop or slow its growth. Vivek Subbiah, M.D., explains how we’re able to personalize cancer treatment to some patients’ specific tumors and how Phase I clinical trials are helping us discover more of these new therapies. Debunking glioblastoma myths Although many cancers spread to the brain, few actually start there. Glioblastoma is the most comment primary brain tumor in adults – and the most aggressive. But with only 12,000 new diagnoses each year, it’s still considered rare and there’s a lot of mystery surrounding it. Here, Shiao-Pei Weathers, M.D., clears up common misconceptions about glioblastoma....

Best of MD Anderson 2019: Top cancer insights from our experts

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions about your health. Sometimes, turning to the internet can lead to bad information or confusion. To help you find accurate answers to your questions, we spoke with our experts on many topics this past year. They shared insights on trending topics in cancer, the latest in cancer treatment and how we’re making advances through our Moon Shots Program. Here are some of our experts’ most helpful insights from 2019. 3 nutrients cancer survivors should know Nutrients help cancer survivors stay healthy and reduce their risk of the long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment. Our clinical dietitian Haley Gale shares advice on how to easily incorporate omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed and iron into your diet. Treating cancer with targeted therapy All cancers are caused by a mutation, which is a genetic change in the DNA of a cell. Targeted therapy works by focusing on the specific mutation of a cancer cell to stop or slow its growth. Vivek Subbiah, M.D., explains how we’re able to personalize cancer treatment to some patients’ specific tumors and how Phase I clinical trials are helping us discover more of these new therapies. Debunking glioblastoma myths Although many cancers spread to the brain, few actually start there. Glioblastoma is the most comment primary brain tumor in adults – and the most aggressive. But with only 12,000 new diagnoses each year, it’s still considered rare and there’s a lot of mystery surrounding it. Here, Shiao-Pei Weathers, M.D., clears up common misconceptions about glioblastoma....