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  • Cancer Centers Cope With COVID-19 Surge

    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

  • Why Do African Americans Have Increased Breast Cancer Mortality?

    Socioeconomic factors and racism can lead to poorer health outcomes for Black Americans. Genetics may also be a factor behind increased mortality rates.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Liquid Biopsies May Ease Enrollment in Clinical Trials

    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

  • What Is Tumor Mutational Burden?

    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

  • Drafting a Medical Team

    Going through cancer treatment and ensuing complications is never easy, but surrounding yourself with the right key players can help, writes pancreatic cancer survivor Rob Weker.

    by Rob Weker

  • Taking Drug Dosing Off Autopilot

    Patient advocates with metastatic breast cancer argue that dosing of treatments for their disease should be more personalized and take into account quality of life.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Reasons to Hope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Patient advocates learned about COVID-19 and cancer in an AACR virtual forum.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Beating the Bully Inside

    To gain control over fear of my breast cancer recurring, I called on lessons learned as a 5-year-old confronting the neighborhood bully.

    by Joan Harris

  • Cancer Diagnoses and Research Continue

    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

  • Planning to Survive

    Survivorship care plans can prepare cancer patients to get the best medical care and maintain their quality of life following treatment.

    by Carly Flumer

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