From the Editor-in-Chief
Paying attention to the social determinants of health will promote greater equity in cancer outcomes for all.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Measuring the Lifelong Impact of Cancer Treatment on Quality of Life | Getting to the Point | Creating More Inclusive Clinical Trials | Cancer Screening for the LGBTQ Community | What’s Next
Your Cancer Guide
Honor your own needs to establish a strong foundation for healing.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Not all patients follow doctors’ orders, which can be frustrating for their caregivers.
by Karen J. Bannan
The FDA is taking several steps to restrict and reduce e-cigarette use among youth.
by Carmine S. Leggett, PhD
Advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy have led to better treatments for many patients with advanced lung cancer. But having a wider selection of therapies to choose from can make treatments more complex.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Medha Deoras-Sutliff’s experience with breast cancer fueled her interest in advocacy for breast cancer patients and, more recently, her support for research on rare cancers.
by Lindsey Konkel
Neoadjuvant therapy—using treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation to shrink a tumor or treat unseen metastases before surgery—can improve outcomes for some patients.
by Sharon Tregaskis
Medicare was established to help provide affordable health care coverage for older Americans. But Medicare beneficiaries with cancer can still face financial burdens related to their care.
by Kate Yandell
Know Your Exposure | Ripe for the Picking
Medical histories capture a vital snapshot of a patient’s health status. In his new book, hematologist-oncologist Mikkael A. Sekeres provides a richer narrative.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on making caregiving work, the challenges of telemedicine, and absent friends.
A helping hand for pet owners receiving cancer treatment.
by Jackie Oshiro
Facts and Stats
The advent of checkpoint inhibitors has broadened the range of cancer patients able to take advantage of immunotherapy.
Going through cancer treatment and ensuing complications is never easy, but surrounding yourself with the right key players can help, writes pancreatic cancer survivor Rob Weker.
by Rob Weker
Patient advocates with metastatic breast cancer argue that dosing of treatments for their disease should be more personalized and take into account quality of life.
by Marcus A. Banks
Patient advocates learned about COVID-19 and cancer in an AACR virtual forum.
by Kevin McLaughlin
To gain control over fear of my breast cancer recurring, I called on lessons learned as a 5-year-old confronting the neighborhood bully.
by Joan Harris
Although there are many factors that can increase the risk for prostate cancer, for a significant number of men it can be inherited.
The leading cause of liver cancer is infection with the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus.
The majority of patients’ cancers don't respond to immune checkpoint inhibition. The reasons for this resistance remain unclear.
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