From the Editor-in-Chief
"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
The Evolution of Cancer | Breast Density Matters | More Options for Adolescents in Clinical Trials | Choosing a Cancer Center | The Cost of Prescriptions | Tackling Drug Resistance | Scientists Take a Stand | By The Numbers
Your Cancer Guide
Follow these tips for discussing your diagnosis and treatment plan with your kids.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Develop a system to avoid being overwhelmed by health care bills and information.
by Aimee Swartz
More focused efforts aim to increase the number and type of participants in research studies. One goal is for study participants to be more like the patients who will take the drug if it is approved.
by Sue Rochman
A self-taught musician takes what he has learned from his experience with kidney cancer to entertain, teach and inspire.
by Jenny Song
Before undergoing surgery, cancer patients should look for experienced surgeons, get second opinions and ask about the risks and benefits.
by Stephen Ornes
Physicians are legally permitted to prescribe drugs approved for one purpose to be used for another, a practice called off-label prescribing. The rise of targeted therapies and immunotherapies is creating new challenges for navigating off-label options.
by Kate Yandell
Inflammation Connection | Small Strides
Researcher Tom Marsilje is helping fellow colorectal cancer patients sort through clinical trials.
Assisting a co-worker with cancer, what you should ask your doctor, and dating and cancer.
Ann W. Calahan started Joe's House to help cancer patients and others find places to stay when they're being treated away from home.
by Cameron Walker
Karyn Marshall, James Gathright, Catherine Hargrove.
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
In a randomized study, weight loss and home-based exercise did not improve lymphedema symptoms in breast cancer survivors.
by Anna Azvolinsky
Many factors contribute to cancer health disparities affecting members of the LGBTQ community.
The immune checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved for use by some patients with endometrial cancer.
In the effort to include more diverse patient populations in clinical trials, good intentions can easily go awry.
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