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Each year, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer. With over 100 types of cancer, research and information available can be overwhelming. Read on for a roundup of articles featuring some of our best tips and expert advice on prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.


Can Food Fight Cancer?

While no single food group can prevent or cure cancer, certain foods can strengthen your immune system and help you maintain weight, which are primary factors in preventing cancer. Two Northwestern Medicine clinical dietitians answer your top questions about cancer-fighting foods.

What It Means to Eat Well With Chemo

Good nutrition can give you the strength and energy you need to fight cancer. Here are some nutrition tips to fight through fatigue.


The Best (and Worst) Ways to Support a Friend With Cancer

When you learn a loved one has cancer, you may struggle with how to best navigate the journey with them. Learn how to provide support for them, and the do’s and don’ts when it comes to choosing your words.

How to Talk to Your Child About Cancer

A cancer diagnosis affects not just the person with the diagnosis, but everyone in that person’s life, including children. Talking to children about cancer is difficult, and every parent will have his or her own approach. Here are some ways to prepare and practice what you want to say in a way your child can understand.


An Immunotherapy Approach for Brain Cancer

Of the 80,000 cases of brain tumors diagnosed each year, glioblastoma accounts for roughly 14.9%. Discover research conducted by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in fighting glioblastoma.

How Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles are a promising treatment option for cancers that are resistant to common therapies. Read more about this study, in which Northwestern Medicine scientists successfully used magnetic nanoparticles to damage tumor cells in animal models.