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 study investigates how people who have been diagnosed with cancer feel about being called survivors.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Broadening clinical trial eligibility criteria to include cancer patients who also have other health conditions could increase trial enrollment.
by Ashley P. Taylor
A study investigates whether a commonly used clinical trial endpoint, progression-free survival, can be used to predict quality of life.
by Jon Kelvey
A new vaccine is safe for cancer patients but hard to find.
by Nancy Averett
In the past few decades, most of the progress that has been made against cervical cancer has been in the areas of prevention and early detection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rounded out 2018 with three oncology approvals.
What are the side effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how do they arise?
Bob Riter: The Bridge Builder
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