FROM THE EDITOR-IN-Chief
Hepatitis C infection, obesity and alcohol can contribute to more cases of liver cancer.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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Your Cancer Guide
Building a village of support to nurture recovery is an important component of your care.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
The stress associated with caregiving may open the door to substance abuse.
by Diane Cameron
HPV vaccination and screening can help eradicate cervical cancer and other malignancies.
by Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Imaging tests for post-treatment surveillance may come with radiation exposure, financial strain, “scanxiety” and sometimes unnecessary follow-ups. Doctors and patients need to balance the risks and benefits of scanning.
by Charlotte Huff
Rabbi Ben David was comfortable in his role of helping those in need, but he had to rely on others after his lymphoma diagnosis. The marathon runner has returned to an active life one step at a time.
by Lindsey Konkel
Precision medicine and immunotherapy offer opportunities for new treatments and clinical trials to patients who previously had few, if any, options.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Patient-reported outcomes may help shape the future of cancer care.
by Stephen Ornes
Fiber’s Benefits | Power Off
Hematologist-oncologist David Scadden traces the history, promise and uncertainties of treatment advances in Cancerland: A Medical Memoir.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on celebrating a “cancerversary,” responding to questions from friends and family, and supporting a friend when they stop treatment.
Children affected by a parent’s cancer get a unique summer camp experience at Camp Kesem.
by Hanna Greeman
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Melvin Mann benefited from joining a pivotal clinical trial for chronic myelogenous leukemia, but participation came with logistical challenges.
by Melvin Mann
After discovering that some patients weren’t able to access the food they needed, a community oncology practice partnered with a local food bank.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Many people know thyroid cancer as a cancer type with a relatively good prognosis, but the disease still has profound effects on patients and survivors, writes thyroid cancer survivor Carly Flumer.
by Carly Flumer
The winter 2019/2020 issue of Cancer Today tells the stories of people working to improve privacy protections for patients seeking support online, expand access to genetic testing and boost the efficacy of immunotherapy to benefit more patients.
by Kevin McLaughlin
As a new decade begins to unfold, what advancements can we expect in the field of oncology?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of a targeted therapeutic to include treating certain patients with pancreatic cancer.
Research continued to drive progress across the spectrum of cancer care in the form of new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat the disease.
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