From the Editor-in-Chief
The fast pace of drug discovery should be matched by modernized clinical trials for wider access.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
New Treatment Approved for Lung Cancer | Predicting Colorectal Cancer Recurrence | What’s Next? | Cancer Misinformation | Putting Data to Work | Spotlight on Small Cell Lung Cancer
Your Cancer Guide
Accepting help from others when you have a cancer diagnosis isn’t a sign of weakness.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Bringing up the topic of finances might feel taboo, but transparency can help ensure that caregivers can plan and pivot during a loved one’s treatment.
by K.J. Bannan
The federal agency wants to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes, ban all flavors of cigars, and limit nicotine content.
by Nicholas Warren, PhD
Could changes spurred by safety concerns during the pandemic make clinical trials more accessible to patients?
by Charlotte Huff
With targeted drugs, immunotherapies and treatment combinations now available, people with advanced melanoma have choices to make.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Jamil Rivers supported her husband through two serious illnesses before she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Her experiences as a Black woman undergoing treatment inspired her to tackle health inequities.
by Queen Muse
People take cannabis to treat an array of cancer-related symptoms and side effects. Legal prohibitions have stymied attempts at research into cannabis in cancer patients, but doctors are finding creative ways to study its effects.
by Kate Yandell
Finding the Right Counselor | An Alternative to Meat
In a new book, Kate Washington offers a piercing personal account from the front lines of caregiving, and places her experiences in the broader context of societal norms.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Clinical dietitian-nutritionist Cara Anselmo offers advice on how to eat a fiber-rich diet without causing digestive discomfort.
John Hanley’s ChemoCookery Twitter account has become a place to share meal ideas and have conversations about cooking, cancer and the crossover between them.
by Bradley Jones
Facts & Stats
While there are many kinds of lung cancer, screening recommendations are standard across the board.
People with cancer who are thinking about using cannabis to manage cancer-related symptoms should seek answers to some practical questions.
A drug that delivers radioactive particles to prostate cancer cells increases overall survival for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman
A study on aging shows that cancer survivors are at higher risk of losing strength and walking more slowly compared to those with no cancer history. Exercise is one way to combat this decline.
by Marcus A. Banks
Insurance coverage for fertility treatments is not mandated by federal law, although some states require it. People seeking cancer treatment need to understand their coverage and the law in their state.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
Sooner rather than later may be the best strategy for using an experimental treatment for advanced melanoma.
Olufunmilayo Olopade seeks widespread use of testing to encourage prevention and early detection of deadly cancers.
Federal funding could help cancer centers rebuild from the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Learning Medicare’s ABCDs
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