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While major accomplishments in blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) were being made around the country, the first BMT program at Wake Forest Baptist came into view, a vision brought to life by David D. Hurd, MD.
Active research and advancements in the field focuses on lessening the burden of radiation treatment while still maintaining acceptable cosmetic outcomes for patients with breast cancer.
The rise in survivorship has increased chronic pain in the cancer pain population, the treatment of which has many fundamental differences when compared to acute and terminal cancer pain.
The lack of comprehensive rehabilitation services is a profound source of unnecessary suffering for survivors.
Determination of BRCA1 and 2 mutation carrier status has become increasingly important. Estimates suggest that about 80% of breast cancers and 90% of ovarian cancers are sporadic; while only 5% to 10% of breast cancers are hereditary.