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  • When Cancer Becomes an Unwanted Priority

    Amanda Rose Ferraro’s leukemia diagnosis forced her to spend time at the hospital away from her 3-year-old-son. She calls focusing on her health and leaving her son “the hardest thing I have ever had to do.”

    by Amanda Rose Ferraro

  • New Drugs for an Elusive Cancer Target

    Medical oncologist and lung cancer expert Roy S. Herbst discusses early data on drugs that target a mutated form of the KRAS protein.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • Clinical Trials: An African American Survivor’s Experience

    Melvin Mann benefited from joining a pivotal clinical trial for chronic myelogenous leukemia, but participation came with logistical challenges.

    by Melvin Mann

  • Food Insecurity and Cancer

    After discovering that some patients weren’t able to access the food they needed, a community oncology practice partnered with a local food bank.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • “Congrats! You Have the ‘Good’ Cancer”

    Many people know thyroid cancer as a cancer type with a relatively good prognosis, but the disease still has profound effects on patients and survivors, writes thyroid cancer survivor Carly Flumer.

    by Carly Flumer

  • Progress, But Still Room for Improvement

    The winter 2019/2020 issue of Cancer Today tells the stories of people working to improve privacy protections for patients seeking support online, expand access to genetic testing and boost the efficacy of immunotherapy to benefit more patients.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Telling Your Children About Inheritable Cancer Risk

    Letting children know they might have a mutation that increases their risk for cancer can be a challenge for patients. Experts stress there is no right or wrong way to share the information.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • 2019: This Year in Cancer News

    The Cancer Today editorial staff selects some of the most impactful and informative reporting and essays of 2019.

    by Cancer Today Staff

  • How Disability Insurers Monitor Patients Online

    Companies that offer disability insurance may monitor patients’ social media accounts to determine if they qualify for the benefits being received.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Noble Art

    Art therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor Jacqueline Carmody describes how a unique art therapy program helps people affected by cancer.

    by Bradley Jones

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From the AACR

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Cervical cancer now accounts for less than 1% of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.

  • New FDA Approvals

    The first new anti-cancer therapeutics approved in 2020 are for the treatment of two different types of soft tissue sarcoma.

  • Imaging and Immunotherapy

    Imaging a patient’s cancer—and the responses generated by the immune system—can provide information that may guide treatment decisions.

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