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.
My diagnosis with colorectal cancer at age 32 affected my fertility. As a result of my experiences, I help others who have been diagnosed with cancer understand their choices related to fertility preservation and their options for becoming a parent.
by Allison Rosen
Researchers are investigating why certain patients have an exceptional response to a particular drug.
by Bradley Jones
Some cancers that are most commonly diagnosed in older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent in young adults.
An analysis of cancer patients who were infected with the coronavirus and treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City suggests certain risk factors may predict more severe COVID-19.
by Anna Azvolinsky
A session highlighted immunotherapy combinations and a liquid biopsy-based strategy for predicting progression-free survival.
The FDA has expanded the use of the PARP-targeted therapeutic olaparib to include the treatment of certain patients with metastatic prostate cancer.
While melanoma is rarer than other forms of skin cancer, it is more aggressive and more likely to spread to other organs.
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