The Mass General Cancer Center is among the leading cancer care providers in the United States, and is a National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center as part of the 7-member Harvard Medical School consortium.
Surviving cancer is the start of a new journey for many individuals. Cancer survivors face a multitude of challenges, including prevention of new and recurrent cancers; interventions for illnesses secondary to cancer and its treatment; concerns related to employment, insurance, and disability; and coordination between specialists and primary care providers.
A Direct Access Screening Colonoscopy (DASC) program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago was found to increase the overall screening rate for colorectal cancer (CRC) by almost 100% without excess complications.
The largest study to date comparing outcomes of radiation therapy and postmastectomy breast reconstruction found higher rates of complication and failure in women who
received radiation therapy and had implant reconstruction versus autologous reconstruction.