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.
A study adds to evidence that many patients with ductal carcinoma in situ do not need to have their lymph nodes removed.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Nutritional epidemiologist Carrie Daniel-MacDougall discusses research suggesting that what patients eat affects their gut microbes—and could influence cancer immunotherapy response.
by Anna Azvolinsky
In a study of women with breast cancer in North Carolina, those who lived in rural areas or were black were more likely than urban white women to report negative changes in their employment.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can lower a patient’s credit score.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
Therapies that utilize our own immune system to attack cancer cells can cause a specific set of side effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an ovarian cancer treatment based on new biomarker.
Two cancer research advocates share their experiences visiting Capitol Hill.
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