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  • Rethinking Access to Disability Benefits

    Advances in screening and treatment mean there are more cancer survivors than ever, but survivors who struggle to work can face difficulty getting disability payments.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • Should All Kids With Cancer Get Genetic Testing?

    Testing children with cancer for hereditary mutations could impact their treatment and provide information relevant to other family members.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Understanding How Radiation Causes Cancer

    Researchers are investigating who is at greatest risk for radiation-induced cancers.

    by Kate Yandell

  • How Long Do Immunotherapy Side Effects Last?

    For people with melanoma who receive immune checkpoint inhibitors after surgery, side effects can remain even after treatment has been completed. These chronic side effects are most often mild.

    by Anna Goshua

  • Chemobrain: It’s Not Your Imagination

    Scientists discussed the mechanisms of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment at a session dedicated to symptom science at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Searching the Blood for Signs of Altered Immunity

    The immune systems of people with blood cancer respond differently to infection with the coronavirus than the immune systems of people without cancer or with solid tumors.

    by Kate Yandell

  • From the Editor-in-Chief

    Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults

    Patients in this age group have particular needs, and cancer centers are beginning to tailor programs for them.

    by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Forward Look

    New Therapies for Metastatic Lung Cancer

    Several targeted drugs were approved in 2020 to treat the most common type of lung cancer.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • Forward Look

    A Strategy to Watch

    Some rectal cancer patients may safely avoid life-altering surgery.

    by Kristine Conner

  • Healthy Habits

    Daily Dose

    Aspirin can be taken daily to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, but it’s not recommended for everyone.

    by Bradley Jones

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From the AACR

  • Diet and Cancer

    The Opening Plenary session of the virtual AACR Annual Meeting reviewed some of the mechanisms behind diet’s role in cancer.

  • A Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced it would pursue a ban on menthol combustible cigarettes and flavored cigars.

  • Powering Disparities Research

    By collecting data from institutions around the world, Project GENIE enables research into rare disease types and patient populations.

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