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  • Cancer Centers Cope With COVID-19 Surge  

    Cancer Centers Cope With COVID-19 Surge

    Doctors at cancer centers in states with record COVID-19 hospitalization rates reflect on how lessons from early in the pandemic are helping them care for patients during the current surge.

    by Ashley P. Taylor
  • Why Do African Americans Have Increased Breast Cancer Mortality?  

    Why Do African Americans Have Increased Breast Cancer Mortality?

    Socioeconomic factors and racism can lead to poorer health outcomes for Black Americans. Genetics may also be a factor behind increased mortality rates.

    by Marci A. Landsmann
  • Liquid Biopsies May Ease Enrollment in Clinical Trials  

    Liquid Biopsies May Ease Enrollment in Clinical Trials

    A study shows that a blood test for gastrointestinal tumor mutations gave results in a third of the time needed for solid tissue testing. Patients who received the blood test were more likely to enroll in clinical trials.

    by Emma Yasinski
  • What Is Tumor Mutational Burden?  

    What Is Tumor Mutational Burden?

    The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug for tumors with high tumor mutational burden regardless of tumor type. But some medical oncologists say it’s not clear the biomarker is valid across all cancer types.

    by Anna Azvolinsky
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