Cancer Talk

  • September 14: The Week in Cancer News  

    September 14: The Week in Cancer News

    An article sparks discussion about precision medicine hype, and a study tallies the rare fatal side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors.

    by Kate Yandell
  • The Roots of Rural Health Disparities  

    The Roots of Rural Health Disparities

    New research shows that rural cancer patients have the same health outcomes as urban cancer patients so long as they are involved in a clinical trial.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
  • Learning to Share  

    Learning to Share

    At first, I wanted to hide my cancer diagnosis. My son showed me what a mistake that was.

    by Lenn Robbins
  • The Health Legacy of 9/11  

    The Health Legacy of 9/11

    People who were directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks can receive screenings and care for medical conditions, including certain cancers, through the World Trade Center Health Program.

    by Brad Jones

From the AACR

  • Liquid Biopsy: Promises and Problems

    Liquid biopsy, which is often performed using a simple blood draw, can tell scientists about cancer DNA in the blood.

  • New FDA Approvals

    The past month has seen the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expand the use of four anticancer therapeutics and approve a new one.

  • The Cancer Microenvironment

    The “seed and soil” theory of metastasis holds that metastases develop only when the seeds (tumor cells) and the soil (the organ microenvironment) interact in certain ways.



​Editor-in-Chief William G. Nelson Discusses Cancer Today​


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The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2017, which is published annually by the American Association for Cancer Research, tracks recent developments that impact cancer care. Click “Progress Report” below to find out more.


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