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  • Roadblocks to Care

    Some cancer patients struggle to find transportation to their appointments. The coronavirus pandemic has further limited options for patients looking for rides.

    by Anna Goshua

  • Forward Look

    Doing More With Less

    Hypofractionation may allow patients to finish radiation treatment sooner.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Physicians Underestimate Severity of Radiation Side Effects

    Breast cancer patients’ symptoms after radiation therapy may go underrecognized, especially if these patients are Black or younger in age.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Drug Dependence After Breast Surgery

    A study indicates that some breast cancer patients who receive mastectomy and reconstruction may be at risk of persistent drug use following surgery.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Pandemic’s Impact on Cancer Screening and Detection

    Delays in cancer screening and diagnosis due to the COVID-19 pandemic put people at risk.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

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From the AACR

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness

    The incidence of cervical cancer has been decreasing in the U.S. in recent decades, aided by the implementation of human papillomavirus vaccines.

  • Breast Cancer and COVID-19

    Patients with cancer have a higher risk of mortality from COVID-19, and the pandemic is disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities.

  • Harnessing Genomic Data

    As AACR Project GENIE marked its fifth anniversary, more than 7,900 individuals are registered to use the public data, and 296 papers have cited the registry.

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