FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
DNA sequencing of blood cells may provide clues for how cancer and other illnesses develop.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Keeping your cancer diagnosis a secret can sometimes be a better option.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
Gather information, know your rights and be ready to adjust.
by Diane Cameron
The meeting underscored the importance of NIH funding for cancer research.
by Elizabeth KS Barksdale, PhD
Researchers want to find out when cancer patients can benefit from receiving lower doses of drugs or radiation, shortening treatment or skipping certain treatments altogether.
by Kate Yandell
Proton therapy, an alternative to standard radiation therapy, is safe and effective. But evidence is lacking that it’s always a better option than standard radiation, and some insurers balk at the higher price tag.
by Sue Rochman
ESPN reporter Holly Rowe worked through melanoma treatment.
by Lindsey Konkel
A cancer survivor visits an Amish community and encounters resourcefulness in the face of the disease.
by Cynthia Ryan
Where There’s Smoke | Overlooking Obesity
Social activist and breast cancer survivor Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares tips on supporting friends and family members through cancer diagnosis and treatment.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on seeking a therapist, sleeping with pain, and caregiving responsibilities.
Patient navigators can help cancer patients tackle the trickier points of accessing health care.
by Carisa D. Brewster
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Nutritional epidemiologist Carrie Daniel-MacDougall discusses research suggesting that what patients eat affects their gut microbes—and could influence cancer immunotherapy response.
by Anna Azvolinsky
In a study of women with breast cancer in North Carolina, those who lived in rural areas or were black were more likely than urban white women to report negative changes in their employment.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can lower a patient’s credit score.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cancer survivors cope with fear of recurrence, some studies say.
by Jon Kelvey
After decades of failed efforts to target the elusive KRAS, encouraging data suggest KRAS could finally be dethroned from the “undruggable” category.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an ovarian cancer treatment based on new biomarker.
Lung cancer—one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States—is an area of intense research and clinical development.
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