Cancer Talk

  • Will Right to Try Increase Access to Experimental Treatments?  

    Will Right to Try Increase Access to Experimental Treatments?

    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.

    by Marci A. Landsmann
  • What Older Patients Value  

    What Older Patients Value

    Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
  • Omitting Obesity  

    Omitting Obesity

    Many cancer clinical trials do not track what proportion of enrolled patients are obese, a study finds. These patients may be underrepresented in research.

    by Cici Zhang
  • Questioning an Entrenched Practice  

    Questioning an Entrenched Practice

    To defend against bacterial infections, cancer patients are often put on a neutropenic diet—which bars fresh fruits and vegetables, among other things. Research indicates that following this diet is unnecessary.

    by Brad Jones

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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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