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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • More Choices to Treat Lung Cancer

    Advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy have led to better treatments for many patients with advanced lung cancer. But having a wider selection of therapies to choose from can make treatments more complex.

    by Kendall K. Morgan

  • Survivor Profile

    An Unlikely Pivot

    Medha Deoras-Sutliff’s experience with breast cancer fueled her interest in advocacy for breast cancer patients and, more recently, her support for research on rare cancers.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Forward Look

    What’s Next

    A therapeutic vaccine targeting advanced cervical cancer.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • Worth the Wait

    Neoadjuvant therapy—using treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation to shrink a tumor or treat unseen metastases before surgery—can improve outcomes for some patients.

    by Sharon Tregaskis

  • Q&A

    The Lost Poetry of Patient Stories

    Medical histories capture a vital snapshot of a patient’s health status. In his new book, hematologist-oncologist Mikkael A. Sekeres provides a richer narrative.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

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