Liver cancer incidence and death rates are increasing rapidly. Although there is no screening test for the disease, minimizing risk factors—hepatitis B and C, smoking, obesity and type 2 diabetes—could prevent many cases from developing.
by Sue Rochman
Studies investigate whether visits from therapy dogs can increase the well-being of cancer patients and caregivers.
The recently passed Right to Try Act is meant to provide patients with greater access to experimental therapies. Patient advocates are divided on whether the law will benefit patients.
Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.
Many cancer clinical trials do not track what proportion of enrolled patients are obese, a study finds. These patients may be underrepresented in research.
Older melanoma patients may respond to anti-PD1 immunotherapy better than younger patients, a study suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a targeted therapy combination for thyroid cancer.
Ari M. Melnick, MD, discusses lymphoma research.
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