Texas senior health rankings spotlight strengths, challenges

The United Health Foundation recently ranked Texas No. 31 in health. The foundation also ranked the states on senior health, where Texas ranked 41st among the states. The state’s challenges include more than 11 percent of seniors living in poverty and the prevalence of households with food insecurity, meaning inconsistent access to adequate food. Texas … Continue reading Texas senior health rankings spotlight strengths, challenges

Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope

Targeted therapy for ovarian cancer has been an elusive goal for researchers for many years because ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease, exhibiting a plethora of genetic alterations. In a small percentage of patients, the cancer is found to be hereditary. In these patients, mutations in the BRCA gene lead to an increased risk of ovarian, … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope

4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”

The experimental drug, T-DM1, also known as the breast cancer “smart bomb,” is a phrase that’s been on everyone’s lips and search engines since Monday when it was announced as the “miracle drug” breast cancer treatment. Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., an oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and lead investigator of the T-DM1 study, presented her … Continue reading 4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”