From the Editor-in-Chief
Insights about synthetic lethality have been used to develop cancer treatments.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
From Cold Virus to Cancer Fighter | Opening Clinical Trials to HIV-Positive Cancer Patients | Lung Cancer Biology Differs by Race, Study Shows | Cooling Cancer’s Side Effects | Endometrial Cancer Rates Rising in Many Countries | Some Young Survivors Have Higher Heart Disease Risk | New Program Helps Families Navigate Pediatric Cancer | In the Spotlight: Lower Cancer Screening Rates for Adults With Disabilities
Cancer has a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged and minority groups. The AACR 2020 by 2020 initiative is a step toward closing the gap.
by Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Your Cancer Guide
Learning to accept the physical changes that come after cancer treatment takes time and effort.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving with Confidence
Follow these strategies to take control when a loved one’s cancer requires urgent attention.
Multiple myeloma survivor Gary Lambert deploys inventiveness and fortitude to deal with cancer.
by Lindsey Konkel
Pathologists and radiologists are leading the way in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to find and track cancer. Machine learning could lay the foundation for using AI more broadly to advance cancer diagnosis and choice of treatment.
by Stephen Ornes
Immunotherapy drugs have led to long-lasting remissions for some cancer patients with advanced disease. They also come with a new and diverse array of side effects.
by Kate Yandell
Asking oncologists to provide survivorship care plans to help patients navigate future medical needs seemed like a slam dunk. More than a decade after an Institute of Medicine report recommended the plans, many cancer patients still don’t have them.
by Sue Rochman
Unhealthy Process | Body Image and Breast Cancer
Physician Lucy Kalanithi, widow of the author of When Breath Becomes Air, talks about aligning patients’ values with their end-of-life decisions.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Strengthening romantic relationships, looking into hospice care, and coping with health concerns after going into remission.
Cleaning for a Reason cleans the homes of women diagnosed with cancer for free.
by Brenda Conaway
Jessica Melore, NJ DeVico, Steve Nolan, Rosemarie Rogers.
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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