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 find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa BergenA Look at Disparities Across Cancer Care
A new AACR report tracks progress in addressing cancer health disparities and identifies work that still needs to be done.
by Eric FitzsimmonsCredit Agencies to Remove Some Medical Debt From Reports
Changes to what medical debt is included in credit reports could give patients more time to resolve outstanding bills.
by Karon WarrenThe Mental Toll of a Cancer Diagnosis
New studies shine a light on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and suicide risk.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman