New Drugs for an Elusive Cancer Target
Medical oncologist and lung cancer expert Roy S. Herbst discusses early data on drugs that target a mutated form of the KRAS protein.
by Anna Azvolinsky
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
A Switch From Intravenous to Oral Chemo?
Compared with intravenous paclitaxel, the oral form of the chemotherapy drug was associated with improved tumor shrinkage in metastatic breast cancer patients.
by Ashley P. Taylor
Possible New Treatments for Patients With Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Studies presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium show additional treatment options.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Treating Fear of Recurrence
Cognitive behavioral therapy may help cancer survivors cope with fear of recurrence, some studies say.
by Jon Kelvey
Misunderstandings About Cancer DNA Tests
Many cancer patients who received genomic testing of their cancers in a clinical trial did not fully understand the purpose of the testing.
by Emma Yasinski
HIV Can Worsen Cancer Treatment Outcomes
People with HIV who develop certain cancers are more likely to die from them than patients without HIV—even if they receive similar treatment.
by Jon Kelvey
Helping Cancer Survivors Sleep
A clinical trial comparing acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy found that they are both helpful for people who are experiencing sleep problems after cancer treatment.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
So You Want to Serve on a Scientific Review Panel?
Cancer patient advocates who review research proposals can provide valuable perspective.
by Bob Riter, Monica Vakiner and Carole Baas
Risk Reduction, Clinical Trials Are Focus of Atlanta Community Event
Cancer researchers, patient advocates and community members gathered for a public forum presented by the American Association for Cancer Research.
by Kevin McLaughlin
New studies each year purport to show associations between certain foods and cancer. Experts say to focus on the big picture.
by Anne DanahyHow Common Are Treatment Breakthroughs?
A new study adds nuance to the ‘golden age’ of cancer drug approvals.
by Jon KelveyNew Guidelines Recommend Exercise for Most Cancer Patients
People in treatment for early-stage cancer should try to get exercise, according to new recommendations.
by Sandra GordonE-Cigarettes Don’t Live Up to Promises
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa Bergen