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.
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.
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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