From The Editor-In-Chief
Emerging insights into epigenetic abnormalities in cancer cells may lead to better cancer outcomes.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Patients with metastatic disease need to carefully consider risks and benefits of therapies within the context of their goals.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
When families work together to provide care for a loved one, communicating can become a challenge.
by Ashley Jones
Cancer outcomes are changing for the better, but advances are not affecting all patients equally.
by Brian Rivers, PhD
A gene-editing tool called CRISPR holds promise for treating cancer. What does the new technology mean for patients?
by Stephen Ornes
Mark Good uses every avenue to spread the news about prostate cancer.
by Lindsey Konkel
Pancreatic cancer remains a difficult disease to treat and is expected to be the second leading cause of U.S. cancer-related deaths by 2030. Researchers hope clinical trials and insights into the genetics of the disease will reverse the trend.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Advocacy in Action
Two mothers, each with a son who died of brain cancer, worked together to increase awareness and acceptance of tumor tissue donation.
by Esther Landhuis
Go With Your Gut | The ABCs of CBD
Science writer Charles Graeber describes how a shift in researchers’ understanding of immune function and cancer is leading to effective treatments.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on getting involved with patient advocacy, expressing feelings to loved ones, and hospice care.
A mother whose son was diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia works to improve access to mental health services for teenagers.
by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Survivorship care plans can prepare cancer patients to get the best medical care and maintain their quality of life following treatment.
by Carly Flumer
A trial of the targeted therapy Tagrisso (osimertinib) for early-stage lung cancer finds that patients who take it go longer without having a cancer recurrence. Whether that should change clinical practice is under discussion.
by Ashley P. Taylor
A new version of the American Cancer Society’s cervical cancer screening guideline says screening can start at a later age and highlights human papillomavirus testing as the preferred method.
by Anna Azvolinsky
Blood cancer patients have low rates of enrollment in hospice. One barrier to enrollment is that many hospices do not provide blood transfusions.
by Jon Kelvey
In an interview, Carl June discusses CAR-T cell therapy, as well as his own experience with COVID-19.
A meeting on lymphoma covered diverse topics, ranging from immunotherapeutic strategies to advances in single-cell analyses to health disparities.
As COVID-19 spread, cancer researchers quickly mobilized to assess the effects the virus would have on cancer patients.
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