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.
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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