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.
A survey finds many patients prefer talking through imaging findings related to cancer with their physician rather than viewing reports online—but only if the wait for results is short.
by Cindy Kuzma
Immune checkpoint inhibitors can be effective treatments for elderly people with some types of advanced cancer, but more information is needed on their risks and benefits in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
Uterine cancer incidence is increasing in the U.S., particularly in Hispanic, Asian and black women, but obesity may play a smaller role in this change than was previously assumed.
by Ashley P. Taylor
Palliative care physician Dawn Gross helps people talk about death by focusing on what they want during life.
by Amy Paturel
Hillary Stires writes about a conversation with a patient advocate that changed how she thought about her work.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second targeted therapeutic based on tumor biomarker, not tumor origin.
A congressional briefing provided information on vaccination, screening and treatment for cancers caused by the human papillomavirus.
A Lesson in Service
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