Racial and ethnic backgrounds can be factors in whether cancer patients take advantage of hospice care. Researchers and clinicians are trying to understand the gaps and design strategies to bridge them.
by Charlotte Huff
Researchers are exploring whether wearable personal activity monitors could provide doctors with a more complete picture of cancer patients’ well-being.
Medical oncologists discuss marijuana with their patients. Many of these doctors feel they aren’t well enough informed to make recommendations about it, but some do anyway.
A study suggests women are more likely than men to undergo genetic testing for mutations linked to hereditary cancer.
The Breast Cancer Art Project encourages breast cancer patients and survivors to produce—and share—art about their cancer experiences.
Researchers are studying how inheritance of certain genetic variants can contribute to the development of multiple myeloma.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a targeted therapy combination for thyroid cancer.
A collaborative initiative seeks to improve understanding of cancer outcomes in African-American patients through genomic sequencing.
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