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What Is Cancer

An accessible explanation of what makes this devastating group of diseases tick.

The State of the Fight: Breast Cancer

The mammary gland contains several cell types: the epithelium, the adipose, the connective and the lymphatic tissue. Breast cancer begins in the mammary epithelium that forms the glands and the ducts. Breast tumors represent more than 30 percent of all newly diagnosed malignancies in women, far more than other tumor types. It is estimated that one out of eight women will suffer from breast cancer during her lifetime. One of the major reasons for such a high incidence resides in the strong dynamics of the mammary gland.

Paying It Forwards: Life After Cancer

A breast cancer survivor recalls the support she received during treatment and how giving back to other women helped her discover a greater meaning and purpose in life.

What Is Personalized Medicine?

Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team leaders define Personal Medicine and describe how it can help scientists battle cancer more effectively.

What is Interdisciplinary Research?

Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team leaders define Interdisciplinary Research and describe how it can help scientists work together as they battle cancer more effectively.

What Is Targeted Therapy?

Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team leaders define Targeted Therapy and how this type of treatment can help patients battle cancer more effectively.

What is Cancer

A clear and direct animated explanation of how normal cells become cancerous and how they grow in the body. Don't let cancer win.
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This year, approximately 1.65 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and about 585,720 will die of the disease.