First Ladies of Africa Issue Call to Address Cancer Crisis
A coalition of wives of African leaders, originally dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS, is now also taking on the growing problem of cancer.
by Bradley D. Miller, PhD
September 27: The Week in Cancer News
A study examines how poor and minority patients are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer in the emergency room, and a cancer survivor considers the lasting effects of chemotherapy.
by Bradley Jones
Forward LookNew Option for Treating Pain From Bone Metastases
Study supports use of single-session, higher-dose radiation.
by Jane Langille
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
Forward LookWhat’s Next? Fall 2019
Researchers look for easier ways to screen for colorectal cancer in Nigeria.
by Bradley Jones
Q&AThe Promise of CRISPR
Biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg describes the limitations, realities and potential of gene-editing technology.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Forward LookMeasuring Treatment Effectiveness
Outcomes are often evaluated using progression-free survival.
by Jasenka Piljac Zegarac
September 13: The Week in Cancer News
Some cancer drugs being tested in clinical trials do not work the way researchers thought they did, and ringing a bell following radiation therapy may increase distress for patients.
by Kate Yandell
HIV Can Worsen Cancer Treatment Outcomes
People with HIV who develop certain cancers are more likely to die from them than patients without HIV—even if they receive similar treatment.
by Jon Kelvey
Immunotherapy in the Elderly
Immune checkpoint inhibitors can be effective treatments for elderly people with some types of advanced cancer, but more information is needed on their risks and benefits in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
The FDA requires a warning with CAR T-cell therapies about an increased risk of cancer from the treatment. Should you be concerned?
by Sandra GordonOvercoming Lung Cancer Stigma With Understanding
Shirley Muñoz wants to use her experience as a younger lung cancer patient to break down barriers to care for her community through translation and advocacy.
by Cameron WalkerThe More You Know About Cancer Prevention
Studies found awareness gaps about cancer prevention strategies such as screening and vaccination may reduce benefits from these tactics.
by Cancer Research CatalystUsing Acupuncture and Massage to Manage Side Effects
New research finds acupuncture and massage are associated with pain reduction for patients with advanced cancer.
by Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore