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.
Many cancer patients who received genomic testing of their cancers in a clinical trial did not fully understand the purpose of the testing.
by Emma Yasinski
People with cancer are at increased risk of serious complications if they get the flu. Flu shots are safe for this group, and a recent study bolsters evidence of their effectiveness.
by Carly Weeks
A coalition of wives of African leaders, originally dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS, is now also taking on the growing problem of cancer.
by Bradley D. Miller, PhD
The fall 2019 Cancer Today tells the stories of advocates who are using the internet to amplify their voices, patients who are navigating the world of complementary medicine and researchers who are devising new immunotherapies.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Despite progress in developing new treatment modalities for patients with breast cancer, there is still substantial work to be done in the field.
The immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved for use by some patients with endometrial cancer.
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s a look at the latest statistics and trends.
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