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.
A drug that delivers radioactive particles to prostate cancer cells increases overall survival for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman
A study on aging shows that cancer survivors are at higher risk of losing strength and walking more slowly compared to those with no cancer history. Exercise is one way to combat this decline.
by Marcus A. Banks
Insurance coverage for fertility treatments is not mandated by federal law, although some states require it. People seeking cancer treatment need to understand their coverage and the law in their state.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
People who have inherited BRCA mutations and are at high risk for cancer recurrence may benefit from a PARP inhibitor.
Sooner rather than later may be the best strategy for using an experimental treatment for advanced melanoma.
Olufunmilayo Olopade seeks widespread use of testing to encourage prevention and early detection of deadly cancers.
Federal funding could help cancer centers rebuild from the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Learning Medicare’s ABCDs
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