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    Advocacy Spotlight: Sorting Out Priorities

    Ovarian cancer survivor and research advocate Annie Ellis is teaming up with researchers to better equip patients with recurrent cancer to make treatment decisions.

    by Cici Zhang

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    Bill Aims to Improve Childhood Cancer Research

    The STAR Act passes in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    by Brad Jones

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    Measuring Your Movement

    Researchers are exploring whether wearable personal activity monitors could provide doctors with a more complete picture of cancer patients’ well-being.

    by Brad Jones

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    Talking About Medical Marijuana

    Medical oncologists discuss marijuana with their patients. Many of these doctors feel they aren’t well enough informed to make recommendations about it, but some do anyway.

    by Kate Yandell

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    Men Less Likely to Get Genetic Testing

    A study suggests women are more likely than men to undergo genetic testing for mutations linked to hereditary cancer.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

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    Healing Through Art

    The Breast Cancer Art Project encourages breast cancer patients and survivors to produce—and share—art about their cancer experiences.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

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    Brain Cancer Patients Make Connections

    An app developed for glioblastoma patients allows them to track their symptoms and contribute to research.

    by Brad Jones

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    Paying for Tumor Testing

    A recent U.S. government decision about coverage of tumor sequencing could affect cancer patients.

    by Brad Jones

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    The Ins and Outs of Tumor Testing

    In a session at the AACR Annual Meeting, oncologists discussed the state of cancer precision medicine—and engaged with patient advocates.

    by Kate Yandell

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    The Many Faces of Patient Advocacy

    Advocates shared their stories and projects at the AACR Annual Meeting.

    by Kate Yandell

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