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- Fall 2019
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon KelveyUnderstanding Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
Black men with melanoma are more likely than other populations to die of the disease. Here’s why, and what to look for.
by Kyle Bagenstose