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cancer talk

  • Survival Statistics 101

    Survival statistics are important—and sometimes confusing. Cancer Today spoke with statistics experts about what these numbers really mean.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • Patient Advocates Tune in for Precision Medicine Primer

    Scientists and physicians discussed advances in targeted therapies and immunotherapies, as well as the lessons COVID-19 research has taught to cancer researchers.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Testing COVID-19 Treatments for Patients With Cancer: An Ongoing Need

    Researchers are studying the effectiveness of drugs for treating COVID-19 in cancer patients who have been infected with the coronavirus.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Immunotherapy Options for Breast Cancer

    Two immune checkpoint inhibitors are now approved for treatment of some people with advanced breast cancer, but trial results have raised some questions.

    by Anna Goshua

  • Living Beyond a Diagnosis

    Judy Pearson was surprised by the demands of cancer survivorship. Here, she offers tips on how to look at life after cancer.

    by Judy Pearson

  • On Being Asked Not to Tell: Hiding Illness From Loved Ones

    Keeping her grandfather’s cancer a secret from him felt counterintuitive to Tina Chai as a teen, but conversations with other Chinese Americans helped her understand the reasons Chinese physicians and families may practice cancer nondisclosure.

    by Tina Chai

  • Cancer and COVID-19 Vaccination

    Amid continued research showing the impact of COVID-19 on people with cancer, patients are asking when they should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Colorectal Cancer Screenings at Home

    Stool-based tests could increase access to colorectal cancer screening.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • When Young Adults Need Care

    For adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, caregivers can play an influential—but often overlooked—role in providing help and support.

    by Carly Flumer

  • 2020: This Year in Cancer News

    The Cancer Today editorial staff selects some of the most impactful reporting and essays of 2020.

    by Cancer Today Staff

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From the AACR

  • Prioritizing Vaccination

    The AACR led a contingent of 130 organizations in asking that cancer patients and survivors be granted high priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Bolstering Diversity

    Eliminating disparities requires consistent effort on numerous fronts, including the development and sustenance of a diverse scientific workforce.

  • Screening During the Pandemic

    In March of last year, screenings for breast, colon and cervical cancer decreased by roughly 90% compared with historical rates.

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