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.
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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