From the Editor-in-Chief
Research teams have been highly successful in discovering cancer breakthroughs.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
An Overlooked Long-Term Side Effect | Be Alert to Heart Health | FDA Approves First Biosimilar Cancer Therapy | Tobacco’s Global Reach | Tracking Treatment Side Effects Benefits Cancer Patients | Routine Health Care for Cancer Survivors | Young Survivors at Risk for HPV-Related Cancers
Your Cancer Guide
Prepare to be open with children when cancer treatment has stopped working.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Don't let cancer get in the way of scheduling future activities.
by Aimee Swartz
Protections contained in the Affordable Care Act that benefit cancer patients and survivors shoulds be preserved in any effort to replace or repeal the act.
by Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
Caregivers for cancer patients find themselves playing a complex and vital role as care shifts from the hospital to the home.
by Kate Yandell
Researchers are trying to understand brain cancer at the molecular level. Their goal is to find new, more effective therapies for this hard-to-treat disease.
by Stephen Ornes
As efforts to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act continue, health care bills keep piling up for many cancer patients and caregivers.
by Sue Rochman
After the deaths of her sister and mother from cancer and a bout with osteosarcoma as a teenager, Court Simmons vowed to “do something amazing” with her life. Her goal is to be a pediatric oncology nurse.
by Lindsey Konkel
A Bacterial Link | Another Reason to Floss
Cancer epidemiologist Cornelia Ulrich discusses research that explores how fat cells and cancer cells communicate.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Helping a parent who is reluctant to report her symptoms, responding to those who want to assign blame for cancer, and assessing new treatments with your doctor.
Cancer to 5K offers exercise training and support to cancer survivors at all fitness levels.
by Brenda Conaway
Lauren Chiarello Mika, Sandy Russell, Christopher Rios.
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.
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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