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Morgan Krek

Young Patient's Cancer Care Journey Inspires Her Own Future

High school senior Morgan Krek was initially diagnosed with a bone infection. After she didn’t respond to typical treatment, UH Rainbow doctors continued searching for answers. They discovered a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma.

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Clinical Trial Studies Treating Brain Tumor with Genetically Modified Poliovirus

A new clinical trial is looking into validating whether a modified version of the virus that causes polio can impact the survival rates of people with glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly cancer of the brain.

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What Does Your Scale Say About Your Cancer Risk?

Could tracking your weight every week be as effective as a mammogram or colonoscopy in early detection of cancer? Research under way at UH Seidman Cancer Center may soon provide answers.

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5 Lessons Learned From A Cancer Journey

Scott Garson was at a leadership retreat when he received the phone call that the biopsy showed cancer. His cancer treatment took nearly a year. Along the way, five life lessons crystallized for him.

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The Best Way to Survive Breast Cancer: Catch It Early

One-eighth of all U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It's the most common cancer in women, and is the second deadliest cancer for women, surpassed only by lung cancer. Learn how you can virtually guarantee surviving this disease.

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How You Can Vaccinate Against Cancer

You can eliminate your -- or your children's -- risk for six types of cancer with the safe and proven vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn move about the HPV vaccine.

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How Coloring Brain Tumors Pink Can Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

When a surgeon removes a brain tumor, precision is everything: The goal is to remove as much tumor as possible, while preserving the surrounding brain tissue. A drug can improve a surgeon's ability to do that by turning tumor cells bright pink.

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Where Breast Cancer Patients Get the Best Care

When it comes to getting the best treatment for breast cancer, accreditation matters. Here's how to evaluate a hospital when you're seeking treatment for breast cancer.

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