Kevin McLaughlin discusses how one survivor's faith in science underscores the importance of continued funding for cancer research.
by Kevin McLaughlin
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Your Cancer Guide
With planning, most patients and survivors can experience the rejuvenation that comes with getting away.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Help your loved one conquer the mountain of medical and financial information that cancer brings on.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Asking the right questions can help patients living with metastatic cancer understand the risks and benefits of recommended treatments and formulate their goals more effectively.
by Charlotte Huff
As cancer survivor numbers grow and longevity increases, researchers study how to ease symptoms and side effects.
by Melissa Weber
Diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer, Jack Whelan is a passionate booster for research, clinical trials and affordable treatments.
by Betty Russell
The informed consent process is designed to ensure that patients understand risks. But new advances involved in genetic testing and tissue donation may make signing on the dotted line more complex than ever.
by Stephen Ornes
Yesterday & Today
Whether it was a star turn playing Blanche DuBois or Daisy Werthan, Jessica Tandy sparkled in a tough role. That didn't change after her cancer diagnosis.
by Karen Patterson
Keep It Simple | The Right Routine
Patient advocate Ivis Febus-Sampayo promotes support services for cancer patients in minority communities.
by Marci A. Landsmann
On weighing acupuncture for cancer-related symptoms, getting help while caring for a parent, and having pets during treatment.
Joan A. Smith organizes volunteers’ efforts to send cards to cancer patients.
by Maria Wolf
Oscar Llerena, Kimberlee Eshbaugh, Julie Garrabrant.
Socioeconomic factors and racism can lead to poorer health outcomes for Black Americans. Genetics may also be a factor behind increased mortality rates.
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
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
Going through cancer treatment and ensuing complications is never easy, but surrounding yourself with the right key players can help, writes pancreatic cancer survivor Rob Weker.
by Rob Weker
This genome editing system allows researchers to accurately delete, add or modify specific regions of the genome.
The leading cause of liver cancer is infection with the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus.
The passing of Alex Trebek has brought pancreatic cancer into the public consciousness.
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