FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Increased vaccination rates can help reduce cervical cancer as a worldwide health threat.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Follow these steps to find a therapist who can meet your needs.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
Treatment-related expenses can increase stress on both caregivers and patients. Learning to talk about these concerns may help ease the burden.
by Aimee Swartz
Advocating for federal funds for medical research pays off when the effort is constant and compelling.
by Brandon L. Leonard, MA, and J. Tod Guidry, PhD
Researchers are working to expand the benefits of immunotherapy by making “cold” tumors “hot” so they can respond better to treatments.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Patients find each other online and get support they say is unparalleled, but with openness comes concern about privacy.
by Kate Yandell
Genetic testing for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes creates opportunities for cancer risk reduction. But 25 years after the mutations were discovered, some who could benefit from testing are still left out.
by Sue Rochman
Brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres sends cards and packages to others with the disease. She believes no one should face cancer alone.
by Lindsey Konkel
Step to It | Low-Effort Eats
Drawing on her own experiences as a teenager who learned her mother had pancreatic cancer, Marisa Bardach Ramel urges adolescents in similar situations to embrace all emotions—even the ugly ones.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on parenting a child who has had cancer, what to look for in a primary care provider, and peripheral neuropathy.
Various kinds of artistic expression can play a role in processing the emotional effects of cancer.
by Bradley Jones
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
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.
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