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.
Melvin Mann benefited from joining a pivotal clinical trial for chronic myelogenous leukemia, but participation came with logistical challenges.
by Melvin Mann
After discovering that some patients weren’t able to access the food they needed, a community oncology practice partnered with a local food bank.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Many people know thyroid cancer as a cancer type with a relatively good prognosis, but the disease still has profound effects on patients and survivors, writes thyroid cancer survivor Carly Flumer.
by Carly Flumer
The winter 2019/2020 issue of Cancer Today tells the stories of people working to improve privacy protections for patients seeking support online, expand access to genetic testing and boost the efficacy of immunotherapy to benefit more patients.
by Kevin McLaughlin
As a new decade begins to unfold, what advancements can we expect in the field of oncology?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of a targeted therapeutic to include treating certain patients with pancreatic cancer.
Research continued to drive progress across the spectrum of cancer care in the form of new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat the disease.
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