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.
A survey finds many patients prefer talking through imaging findings related to cancer with their physician rather than viewing reports online—but only if the wait for results is short.
by Cindy Kuzma
Immune checkpoint inhibitors can be effective treatments for elderly people with some types of advanced cancer, but more information is needed on their risks and benefits in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
Uterine cancer incidence is increasing in the U.S., particularly in Hispanic, Asian and black women, but obesity may play a smaller role in this change than was previously assumed.
by Ashley P. Taylor
Palliative care physician Dawn Gross helps people talk about death by focusing on what they want during life.
by Amy Paturel
Hillary Stires writes about a conversation with a patient advocate that changed how she thought about her work.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second targeted therapeutic based on tumor biomarker, not tumor origin.
A congressional briefing provided information on vaccination, screening and treatment for cancers caused by the human papillomavirus.
A Lesson in Service
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