• Misunderstandings About Cancer DNA Tests

    Many cancer patients who received genomic testing of their cancers in a clinical trial did not fully understand the purpose of the testing.

    by Emma Yasinski


    Measuring Treatment Effectiveness

    Outcomes are often evaluated using progression-free survival.

    by Jasenka Piljac Zegarac


    New 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

  • Q&A

    The Promise of CRISPR

    Biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg describes the limitations, realities and potential of gene-editing technology.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • 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 Right Dose

    Researchers want to find out when cancer patients can benefit from receiving lower doses of drugs or radiation, shortening treatment or skipping certain treatments altogether.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Focusing on Proton Therapy

    Proton therapy, an alternative to standard radiation therapy, is safe and effective. But evidence is lacking that it’s always a better option than standard radiation, and some insurers balk at the higher price tag.

    by Sue Rochman


    Concerns Raised About MRI Contrast Dye

    Some patients report unusual side effects after scans.

    by Stephen Ornes


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