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  • Q&A

    The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

    Author Rebecca Skloot reflects on the contributions of one woman to science and the importance of informed consent in human research.

    by Alexandra Goho

  • Forward Look

    Can Genetic Ancestry Help Explain Cancer Risk?

    Q&A with Rick Kittles, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Forward Look

    The Cancer Genome Atlas

    Large-scale genomics effort could lead to new strategies for tackling cancer.

    by Alexandra Goho

  • Forward Look

    Carrying a Heavy Burden

    Studies find overweight kids and teens have higher adult cancer risk.

    by Leslie Harris O'Hanlon

  • Forward Look

    Guiding Patients From Screening Through Treatment

    Patient navigators can play an important role in cancer care.

    by Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

  • Forward Look

    Vitamin E and Cancer Risk

    Studies send mixed signals on potential benefits and harmful effects of vitamin E.

    by Mitzi Baker

  • Cutting Cancer’s Engine

    Renewed interest in research about metabolism, the process cells use to fuel their growth, could lead to new types of cancer treatments.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Missing the Mark

    Only one-third of new cancer therapies or drug combinations tested in phase III clinical trials prove to be better than the standard of care. Researchers explain why and how they are aiming to improve the odds.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Healthy Habits

    Going With the Grain

    A fiber-rich diet can reduce cancer risk.

    by Alanna Kennedy-Gorman

  • A Genetic Legacy

    Doctors now know more than ever about the inherited cancer-related mutations that can link generations of family members. But with the new knowledge from scientific advances and DNA testing come new questions for patients.

    by Sue Rochman