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Curing Cancer: A News4 Special Report

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    Curing Cancer: A News4 Special Report

    In our News4 special, Curing Cancer, Doreen Gentzler shares inspiring stories of people who nearly lost their lives to cancer -- and reports on the latest treatments doctors in our area are using to cure this deadly disease. (Published Friday, July 24, 2015)

    News4 is pleased to bring your our special report, "Curing Cancer," hosted by Doreen Gentzler.

    Here's where you can get more information about the treatments and issues that we covered in the special.

    For more information on who should get screened for the BRCA gene mutation, click here.

    For more information on immunotherapy, a promising cancer treatment that stimulates the body’s own immune system to destroy the tumors, click here.

    For more information on MedStar's Heart and Vascular Institute’s cardiac oncology program, click here (for MedStar Washington Hospital Center) or here (for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital).

    For more information on precision medicine, which doctors say is a new way to treat cancer by profiling a tumor’s molecular structure and can point to specific mutations that can be targeted by specific drugs, click here.