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  • Clinical Trials: An African American Survivor’s Experience

    Melvin Mann benefited from joining a pivotal clinical trial for chronic myelogenous leukemia, but participation came with logistical challenges.

    by Melvin Mann

  • Food Insecurity and Cancer

    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

  • CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE

    Take Financial Inventory

    Treatment-related expenses can increase stress on both caregivers and patients. Learning to talk about these concerns may help ease the burden.

    by Aimee Swartz

  • FORWARD LOOK

    Medicare to Cover CAR-T Cell Therapy

    High cost may still limit access.

    by Nancy Averett

  • How Disability Insurers Monitor Patients Online

    Companies that offer disability insurance may monitor patients’ social media accounts to determine if they qualify for the benefits being received.

    by Kate Yandell

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cancer Care on a Native American Reservation

    For the first time, people living in the Navajo Nation who are diagnosed with cancer can get treated for the disease without leaving tribal lands.

    by Kate Yandell

  • The Right Dose

    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

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From the AACR

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Cervical cancer now accounts for less than 1% of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.

  • New FDA Approvals

    The first new anti-cancer therapeutics approved in 2020 are for the treatment of two different types of soft tissue sarcoma.

  • Imaging and Immunotherapy

    Imaging a patient’s cancer—and the responses generated by the immune system—can provide information that may guide treatment decisions.

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