Research Updates


  • Forward Look

    An Herbal Surprise

    What's inside the herbal supplement may not match what's on the label.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Palliative Care Explained

    Palliative care can be offered to cancer patients at any point in their illness, beginning with the initial diagnosis. New research points to its effectiveness.

    by Melissa Weber

  • Using Old Drugs in New Ways

    We already reduce, reuse and recycle. But cancer researchers are exploring a fourth R–repurpose–using drugs approved for treating other diseases to reduce cancer risk and improve outcomes.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Unleashing the Immune System

    New treatments that harness the power of the immune system are taking aim at many common cancers.

    by Alexandra Goho

  • Forward Look

    New Report Finds Crisis in Cancer Care

    Institute of Medicine calls for major improvements.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Forward Look

    The Spice of a Trial

    Curcumin in turmeric may have a role in cancer treatment.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Forward Look

    New Insights Into Pediatric Cancer

    A recent discovery may help explain tumor growth in children.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Prostate Cancer, Redefined

    The determination that not every prostate cancer is life-threatening is changing treatment.

    by Jocelyn Selim

  • Matters of the Heart

    Specialized cardio-oncology clinics are helping cancer patients avoid or manage heart problems.

    by Charlotte Huff

  • Forward Look

    Coming Up Short

    A limited supply of cancer medications is affecting care.

    by Steve McIver