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  • Genetic Testing Gaps

    Testing for hereditary mutations is increasingly recommended for people with cancer, but recommendations do not always translate into access to testing and appropriate counseling.

    by Kate Yandell

  • When Cancer’s Spread Is Limited

    People with cancer that has spread to only a few locations—called oligometastatic cancer—may benefit from aggressive local treatment.

    by Kate Yandell

  • 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

  • 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

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