FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implements incentive programs to reward quality care.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Come up with a plan to keep work projects moving forward during treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
A break from routine can help you be a better caregiver.
by Aimee Swartz
Project Facilitate offers assistance to medical professionals who want investigational drugs for their cancer patients.
by Richard Pazdur, MD
CAR-T cell therapy has successfully treated some patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Researchers are looking to expand the range of cancers that will respond to the therapy.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Some patients are benefiting from using nontraditional therapies alongside conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
by Stephen Ornes
School counselor Diane Nathaniel creates communities for herself and those around her in Brooklyn and beyond. Her cancer diagnosis led her into patient advocacy.
by Marci A. Landsmann
People with cancer and their loved ones find ways for their voices to be heard without filters.
by Bradley Jones
Nutritional Value | Stressed Out
Biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg describes the limitations, realities and potential of gene-editing technology.
Experts offer advice on feeling confident as a caregiver, adjusting to changes to day-to-day-life, and making the best use of limited energy.
Participants in Airbnb’s Open Homes program help nonprofit organizations to provide temporary lodging for cancer patients.
by Katherine Malmo
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Many cancer patients who received genomic testing of their cancers in a clinical trial did not fully understand the purpose of the testing.
by Emma Yasinski
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
Despite progress in developing new treatment modalities for patients with breast cancer, there is still substantial work to be done in the field.
The immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved for use by some patients with endometrial cancer.
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s a look at the latest statistics and trends.
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