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November 14, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Some studies have shown that military service during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War increases veterans’ risk for brain and lung cancers. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs does not presume these cancers were caused by military service. Read More >>
November 12, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Veterans of the Vietnam War may have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals like Agent Orange during their military service. The Department of Veterans Affairs presumes that certain cancers and other diseases are a result of exposure to this herbicide. Read More >>
November 10, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Some veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may have been exposed to ionizing radiation during their time of service. High, uncontrolled exposure to this radiation can cause short-term and long-term health problems, including some types of cancer. Read More >>
November 6, 2014 · Carole Seigel
For patient advocate Carole Seigel, quality care and palliative care are intertwined. In this guest post, she talks about what she took away from the Quality Care Symposium and Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium. Read More >>
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November 4, 2014 · Cat Snyder, ASCO staff
In this podcast, Dr. Howard Sandler explains the recent ASCO guideline endorsement about radiation therapy after prostate surgery. Read More >>

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