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Ommaya Resevoir
An ommaya reservoir is a surgically implanted device that provides direct access to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Lumbar Puncture
A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a procedure used to access the cerebrospinal space to either obtain spinal fluid for testing or to infuse medication.

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Webinar: Cancer Rehabilitation for Head & Neck Cancers
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Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays [Webinar]
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Nutritional Strategies for the Management of Lower Gastrointestinal (GI) Side Effects of Cancer Treatment [Webinar]
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In the News

Gender Differences in Receipt of End-of-Life Care

May 22, 2015 - There are gender differences in receipt of end-of-life care among terminally ill cancer patients, with male patients more likely to receive intensive care unit care, according to a study published online May 14 in Cancer.

Not Enough Younger, High-Risk Americans Getting Colonoscopies

May 22, 2015 - A majority of people with a family history of colorectal cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, according to a new study. The research was published online May 21 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventin

High-Value Care Advice Provided for Cancer Screening

May 21, 2015 - High-value care advice has been provided for screening for five common types of cancer. The guidelines were published in the May 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Skin cream usage for radiation-related skin reactions: An internet-based survey

Skin cream usage for radiation-related skin reactions: An internet-based survey Please help us to better understand skin cream usage for patients who develop skin redness/irritation during radiation therapy. We are very interested in the opinions and experience of both patients and providers regarding skin cream usage for radiation-related skin reactions. Your participation in this survey would be much appreciated.

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I Wish U Knew is a video series featuring oncology professionals and survivors discussing what they wish patients and the public knew about cancer.

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