FROM THE EDITOR-IN-Chief
Hepatitis C infection, obesity and alcohol can contribute to more cases of liver cancer.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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Your Cancer Guide
Building a village of support to nurture recovery is an important component of your care.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
The stress associated with caregiving may open the door to substance abuse.
by Diane Cameron
HPV vaccination and screening can help eradicate cervical cancer and other malignancies.
by Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Imaging tests for post-treatment surveillance may come with radiation exposure, financial strain, “scanxiety” and sometimes unnecessary follow-ups. Doctors and patients need to balance the risks and benefits of scanning.
by Charlotte Huff
Rabbi Ben David was comfortable in his role of helping those in need, but he had to rely on others after his lymphoma diagnosis. The marathon runner has returned to an active life one step at a time.
by Lindsey Konkel
Precision medicine and immunotherapy offer opportunities for new treatments and clinical trials to patients who previously had few, if any, options.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Patient-reported outcomes may help shape the future of cancer care.
by Stephen Ornes
Fiber’s Benefits | Power Off
Hematologist-oncologist David Scadden traces the history, promise and uncertainties of treatment advances in Cancerland: A Medical Memoir.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on celebrating a “cancerversary,” responding to questions from friends and family, and supporting a friend when they stop treatment.
Children affected by a parent’s cancer get a unique summer camp experience at Camp Kesem.
by Hanna Greeman
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
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
Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cancer survivors cope with fear of recurrence, some studies say.
by Jon Kelvey
After decades of failed efforts to target the elusive KRAS, encouraging data suggest KRAS could finally be dethroned from the “undruggable” category.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an ovarian cancer treatment based on new biomarker.
Lung cancer—one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States—is an area of intense research and clinical development.
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