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  • Roadblocks to Care

    Some cancer patients struggle to find transportation to their appointments. The coronavirus pandemic has further limited options for patients looking for rides.

    by Anna Goshua

  • Sound Advice

    Your Questions, Our Answers

    Experts answer questions about limiting exposure to the coronavirus, how to talk about a cancer recurrence with loved ones, and strategies for dealing with a loss of health insurance.

  • Forward Look

    Creating More Inclusive Clinical Trials

    The Clinical Treatment Act aims to include more Medicaid recipients.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • Learning Medicare’s ABCDs

    Medicare was established to help provide affordable health care coverage for older Americans. But Medicare beneficiaries with cancer can still face financial burdens related to their care.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Targeted Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer?

    A trial of the targeted therapy Tagrisso (osimertinib) for early-stage lung cancer finds that patients who take it go longer without having a cancer recurrence. Whether that should change clinical practice is under discussion.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • A Missed Conversation

    Despite national guidelines urging oncologists to bring up risks of infertility posed by cancer treatment, many young cancer patients are never told about these risks or counseled on their fertility preservation options.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • The Return to Work

    What happens if your workplace reopens before you’re ready to return or you’re an essential worker? For some people who have been diagnosed with cancer, accommodations may be possible.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • Forward Look

    Here Come the Biosimilars

    As patents expire on biologic drugs, cancer patients get new options.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Parking Costs Take a Hidden Toll on Cancer Patients

    People with cancer can pay significant costs for parking at cancer centers while receiving their treatment, a study finds.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Survivor Profile

    Sharing Her Strength

    Diagnosed with two cancers prior to turning 40, Rebecca Esparza uses her voice to advocate for policy changes to help people affected by cancer.

    by Lindsey Konkel

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From the AACR

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness

    The incidence of cervical cancer has been decreasing in the U.S. in recent decades, aided by the implementation of human papillomavirus vaccines.

  • Breast Cancer and COVID-19

    Patients with cancer have a higher risk of mortality from COVID-19, and the pandemic is disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities.

  • Harnessing Genomic Data

    As AACR Project GENIE marked its fifth anniversary, more than 7,900 individuals are registered to use the public data, and 296 papers have cited the registry.

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