Fall 2019 Vol. 09 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Cancer Care: Paying for Performance
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implements incentive programs to reward quality care.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Get Help at Work
Come up with a plan to keep work projects moving forward during treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Take a Timeout
A break from routine can help you be a better caregiver.
by Aimee Swartz
FDA Seeks to Improve Access to Investigational Oncology Drugs
Project Facilitate offers assistance to medical professionals who want investigational drugs for their cancer patients.
by Richard Pazdur, MD
Finding More Targets for CAR-T Cells
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
Our Own Words
People with cancer and their loved ones find ways for their voices to be heard without filters.
by Bradley Jones
A Sister’s Circle
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
The Promise of CRISPR
Biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg describes the limitations, realities and potential of gene-editing technology.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
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
In the Moment
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
ASCO and the Society for Integrative Oncology issue recommendations for integrative medicine approaches that have been supported with research.
by Teresa BergenComparing Costs of At-Home Colorectal Screening Tests
Cologuard and FIT have been found equally effective at screening for colorectal cancer and are widely used, but FIT is a fraction of the cost of Cologuard.
by Jon KelveyA Personal Journey of Thyroid Cancer Treatment
The practical side of cancer treatment and life without a thyroid.
by Carly FlumerWomen Less Satisfied With Cancer Care
Compared with men, women’s initial cancer symptoms are less likely to be taken seriously.
by Sandra Gordon