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Research Updates

Treatment

  • A Clear Vision

    Asking the right questions can help patients living with metastatic cancer understand the risks and benefits of recommended treatments and formulate their goals more effectively.

    by Charlotte Huff

  • More Than a Signature

    The informed consent process is designed to ensure that patients understand risks. But new advances involved in genetic testing and tissue donation may make signing on the dotted line more complex than ever.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Forward Look

    Coming Up Short

    A limited supply of cancer medications is affecting care.

    by Steve McIver

  • Forward Look

    Fueling the Pediatric Cancer Pipeline

    New efforts are needed to push the pace of drug development.

    by Leah Lawrence

  • Forward Look

    It Takes a Village

    Improving pediatric cancer care in developing countries

    by Leah Lawrence

  • Forward Look

    Identifying the Unexpected Risks of Targeted Therapy

    Drugs designed to single out cancer cells also may have side effects.

    by Melissa Weber

  • When Less Is More

    Studies are finding that aggressive treatment, such as extensive surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, is not always necessary for cancer patients to get good results.

    by Alexandra Goho

  • No Through Road

    Cancer cells are able to find new pathways around targeted therapies. Scientists are racing to get there first.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Forward Look

    Telling the Tale

    Q&A with medical oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Forward Look

    The Proof of the Proton Is in the Result

    Proton beam radiation therapy is expensive and controversial.

    by Stephen Ornes