From the Editor-in-Chief
The impact of gene sequencing on the discovery and development of cancer treatments could be profound.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Patients must blend information from their doctors with their own values and beliefs.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Shining a Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer | Getting Away From It All | Genetic Testing Can Help Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening | Caring for the Caregivers | Does Testicular Cancer Screening Save Lives? | Please #CurbIt
Your Cancer Guide
Allowing others to assist you during and after treatment is an essential skill and a wonderful gift.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Caring for a loved one with cancer can change your life–often for the good.
by Deborah J. Cornwall
Sophisticated tests can generate a wealth of information about a patient's cancer or disease risk. But they also raise serious questions.
by Alexandra Goho
After a stage III cancer diagnosis, event planner Kim Hall Jackson gave up the illusion of control and started using her talents to promote screening among African-Americans.
by Leigh Labrie
Cancer often requires making difficult decisions in the face of uncertainty.
by Sue Rochman
Yesterday & Today
Susan Butcher won Alaska's grueling Iditarod dog-sled race four times. Her 2005 leukemia diagnosis marked the beginning of her greatest challenge.
by Jocelyn Selim
Stereotactic radiation therapy–heavily marketed to consumers–is gaining momentum as a more convenient treatment. But it's not for every patient.
by Sharon Reynolds
A Cup of Tea? | Movement Meditation
Researcher and social worker Mary Ann Burg discusses the long-term challenges cancer survivors face and recent efforts to address these needs.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Staying on the job through treatments, getting organized to care for a loved one, and remaining financially solvent through cancer care
Breast cancer survivor and hairstylist provides beauty expertise to breast cancer patients.
by Cynthia Ryan
Catie Clinard, Denise Manley Fox, David Frangioni.
Doctors at cancer centers in states with record COVID-19 hospitalization rates reflect on how lessons from early in the pandemic are helping them care for patients during the current surge.
by Ashley P. Taylor
Socioeconomic factors and racism can lead to poorer health outcomes for Black Americans. Genetics may also be a factor behind increased mortality rates.
by Marci A. Landsmann
A study shows that a blood test for gastrointestinal tumor mutations gave results in a third of the time needed for solid tissue testing. Patients who received the blood test were more likely to enroll in clinical trials.
by Emma Yasinski
The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug for tumors with high tumor mutational burden regardless of tumor type. But some medical oncologists say it’s not clear the biomarker is valid across all cancer types.
by Anna Azvolinsky
This genome editing system allows researchers to accurately delete, add or modify specific regions of the genome.
The leading cause of liver cancer is infection with the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus.
The passing of Alex Trebek has brought pancreatic cancer into the public consciousness.
Learning Medicare’s ABCDs
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