From the Editor-in-Chief
Analysis of big data in cancer medicine will be key to delivering on the cancer moonshot.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Watching and waiting for cancer to progress can be an alternative to active treatment.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Getting to the Root of Brain Cancer | Determining Value | Cancer Centers Unite to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates | Breast Cancer Survivors and Vaginal Estrogen | PET Scan Overuse | A Report Card on Active Surveillance | Radiation Appointments Are Numerous, And Necessary | Vice President Joe Biden Brings "Moonshot" to AACR Annual Meeting
Your Cancer Guide
Give yourself permission to appreciate your good fortune, despite knowing others who have not fared as well.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Caregiving is difficult, but it can bring rewards.
by Carly O'Brien
Retired Army colonel and prostate cancer survivor Jim Williams asks men to pay better attention to their health.
by Lauren Gravitz
For patients with chronic blood cancers, the early intervention mantra of cancer does not always apply.
by Sue Rochman
Yesterday & Today
Whether playing Franklin D. Roosevelt or Richard Gilmore, the wealthy scion in 'Gilmore Girls,' Edward Herrmann took on gentlemanly roles that mirrored his real-life persona. He died of brain cancer in 2014.
by Marilyn Fenichel
Bacteria can be friend or foe—or both. Researchers are looking at bacteria to boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments, even if they don't fully understand how the tiny organisms work.
by Stephen Ornes
A Matter of Taste | Bolstering the Brain
Psychiatrist Andrew Roth helps prostate cancer patients identify and take control of their emotions.
by Kate Yandell
Give the gift of music to young cancer patients.
Fran Keilt, Virginia White, Barbara Rascati.
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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