Fall 2019 Vol. 09 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Cancer Care: Paying for Performance
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implements incentive programs to reward quality care.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Get Help at Work
Come up with a plan to keep work projects moving forward during treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Take a Timeout
A break from routine can help you be a better caregiver.
by Aimee Swartz
FDA Seeks to Improve Access to Investigational Oncology Drugs
Project Facilitate offers assistance to medical professionals who want investigational drugs for their cancer patients.
by Richard Pazdur, MD
Finding More Targets for CAR-T Cells
CAR-T cell therapy has successfully treated some patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Researchers are looking to expand the range of cancers that will respond to the therapy.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Some patients are benefiting from using nontraditional therapies alongside conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
by Stephen Ornes
Our Own Words
People with cancer and their loved ones find ways for their voices to be heard without filters.
by Bradley Jones
A Sister’s Circle
School counselor Diane Nathaniel creates communities for herself and those around her in Brooklyn and beyond. Her cancer diagnosis led her into patient advocacy.
by Marci A. Landsmann
The Promise of CRISPR
Biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg describes the limitations, realities and potential of gene-editing technology.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Experts offer advice on feeling confident as a caregiver, adjusting to changes to day-to-day-life, and making the best use of limited energy.
Participants in Airbnb's Open Homes program help nonprofit organizations to provide temporary lodging for cancer patients.
by Katherine Malmo
In the Moment
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
New studies each year purport to show associations between certain foods and cancer. Experts say to focus on the big picture.
by Anne DanahyHow Common Are Treatment Breakthroughs?
A new study adds nuance to the ‘golden age’ of cancer drug approvals.
by Jon KelveyNew Guidelines Recommend Exercise for Most Cancer Patients
People in treatment for early-stage cancer should try to get exercise, according to new recommendations.
by Sandra GordonE-Cigarettes Don’t Live Up to Promises
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa Bergen