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  • Avoiding Unnecessary Lymph Node Biopsy

    A study adds to evidence that many patients with ductal carcinoma in situ do not need to have their lymph nodes removed.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

  • Encouraging Beneficial Gut Microbes

    Nutritional epidemiologist Carrie Daniel-MacDougall discusses research suggesting that what patients eat affects their gut microbes—and could influence cancer immunotherapy response.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • Cancer Takes an Unequal Toll on Employment

    In a study of women with breast cancer in North Carolina, those who lived in rural areas or were black were more likely than urban white women to report negative changes in their employment.

    by Pamela Rafalow Grossman

  • Cancer and Credit

    The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can lower a patient’s credit score.

    by Shelly Rosenfeld

  • Treating Fear of Recurrence

    Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cancer survivors cope with fear of recurrence, some studies say.

    by Jon Kelvey

  • Learning the Language of Chemotherapy

    Cancer patients often do not understand words their doctors use while talking about chemotherapy, but a new video series helps explain these terms.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • Navigating Hospital Discharge Decisions

    Patients with advanced cancer often go to rehabilitation facilities after a hospital stay in hopes of gaining the strength for further treatment, but the majority do not go on to receive additional cancer therapy, a study reports.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • Cancer Patients Should Receive Flu Shots

    People with cancer are at increased risk of serious complications if they get the flu. Flu shots are safe for this group, and a recent study bolsters evidence of their effectiveness.

    by Carly Weeks

  • FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Value-Based Cancer Care: Paying for Performance

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implements incentive programs to reward quality care.

    by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD

  • FORWARD LOOK

    Treatment for Kids’ Brain Tumors Can Cause Hearing Problems

    Severe hearing loss may result in reading and learning difficulties.

    by Esther Landhuis

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