FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
T cells are being rebuilt to kill cancer cells.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Targeted Chemotherapy | Drug Combo Targets Polyp Growth | FDA Acts to Curb Nicotine Use | Cloning Cancer | Putting Age in the Cancer Picture | Back to School | What’s Next?
The number of cancer survivors is growing. We must step up efforts to meet their needs.
by Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD
YOUR CANCER GUIDE
A second opinion can provide additional information to determine the best treatment course.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
Recognize the signs of a serious mental illness and get help if you need it.
by Lisa O’Leary
Janet Freeman-Daily helps put patients at the center of lung cancer research.
by Robin Meadows
People with metastatic breast cancer are demanding to be seen, counted and included in breast cancer research.
by Sue Rochman
Cancer rehabilitation can help patients before and after treatment, but it’s still not widely used.
by Cameron Walker
After decades without treatment advances, options for patients with bladder cancer are now more numerous.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Go Fish | Against the Clock
Palliative care specialist Jessica Nutik Zitter offers tips to help ensure that patients’ values guide end-of-life decisions.
by Marci A. Landsmann
A patient support expert offers guidance on how to respond to news of a friend’s cancer diagnosis.
Help with Hope delivers care packages to young people whose mother or father has received a cancer diagnosis.
by Lindsey Konkel
Tanya Waring-Hearn, Amy Rowley, Elsie Young.
People with cancer are at increased risk of serious complications if they get the flu. Flu shots are safe for this group, and a recent study bolsters evidence of their effectiveness.
by Carly Weeks
A coalition of wives of African leaders, originally dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS, is now also taking on the growing problem of cancer.
by Bradley D. Miller, PhD
The fall 2019 Cancer Today tells the stories of advocates who are using the internet to amplify their voices, patients who are navigating the world of complementary medicine and researchers who are devising new immunotherapies.
by Kevin McLaughlin
In a randomized study, weight loss and home-based exercise did not improve lymphedema symptoms in breast cancer survivors.
by Anna Azvolinsky
Many factors contribute to cancer health disparities affecting members of the LGBTQ community.
The immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved for use by some patients with endometrial cancer.
In the effort to include more diverse patient populations in clinical trials, good intentions can easily go awry.
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