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.
Amid the ongoing pandemic, Cancer Today continues to cover cancer research and treatment while also reporting on the many ways COVID-19 has impacted people with cancer.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Survivorship care plans can prepare cancer patients to get the best medical care and maintain their quality of life following treatment.
by Carly Flumer
A trial of the targeted therapy Tagrisso (osimertinib) for early-stage lung cancer finds that patients who take it go longer without having a cancer recurrence. Whether that should change clinical practice is under discussion.
by Ashley P. Taylor
A new version of the American Cancer Society’s cervical cancer screening guideline says screening can start at a later age and highlights human papillomavirus testing as the preferred method.
by Anna Azvolinsky
Pancreatic cancer is notoriously challenging to treat, due largely to the fact that the disease is often diagnosed after the cancer has metastasized.
The AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights the remarkable progress against cancer.
The inaugural Cancer Disparities Progress Report highlights the urgent need to reduce cancer health disparities and achieve health equity for all people.
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