FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
DNA sequencing of blood cells may provide clues for how cancer and other illnesses develop.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Keeping your cancer diagnosis a secret can sometimes be a better option.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
Gather information, know your rights and be ready to adjust.
by Diane Cameron
The meeting underscored the importance of NIH funding for cancer research.
by Elizabeth KS Barksdale, PhD
Researchers want to find out when cancer patients can benefit from receiving lower doses of drugs or radiation, shortening treatment or skipping certain treatments altogether.
by Kate Yandell
Proton therapy, an alternative to standard radiation therapy, is safe and effective. But evidence is lacking that it’s always a better option than standard radiation, and some insurers balk at the higher price tag.
by Sue Rochman
ESPN reporter Holly Rowe worked through melanoma treatment.
by Lindsey Konkel
A cancer survivor visits an Amish community and encounters resourcefulness in the face of the disease.
by Cynthia Ryan
Where There’s Smoke | Overlooking Obesity
Social activist and breast cancer survivor Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares tips on supporting friends and family members through cancer diagnosis and treatment.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on seeking a therapist, sleeping with pain, and caregiving responsibilities.
Patient navigators can help cancer patients tackle the trickier points of accessing health care.
by Carisa D. Brewster
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Scientists and physicians discussed advances in targeted therapies and immunotherapies, as well as the lessons COVID-19 research has taught to cancer researchers.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Researchers are studying the effectiveness of drugs for treating COVID-19 in cancer patients who have been infected with the coronavirus.
by Marcus A. Banks
Two immune checkpoint inhibitors are now approved for treatment of some people with advanced breast cancer, but trial results have raised some questions.
by Anna Goshua
Judy Pearson was surprised by the demands of cancer survivorship. Here, she offers tips on how to look at life after cancer.
by Judy Pearson
The AACR led a contingent of 130 organizations in asking that cancer patients and survivors be granted high priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.
Eliminating disparities requires consistent effort on numerous fronts, including the development and sustenance of a diverse scientific workforce.
In March of last year, screenings for breast, colon and cervical cancer decreased by roughly 90% compared with historical rates.
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