Patient Advocates Tune in for Precision Medicine Primer
Scientists and physicians discussed advances in targeted therapies and immunotherapies, as well as the lessons COVID-19 research has taught to cancer researchers.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Liquid Biopsies May Ease Enrollment in Clinical Trials
A study shows that a blood test for gastrointestinal tumor mutations gave results in a third of the time needed for solid tissue testing. Patients who received the blood test were more likely to enroll in clinical trials.
by Emma Yasinski
Tests Spot Signs of Cancer in the Blood
At the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I, researchers presented data on blood tests that aim to supplement current cancer screening and speed up diagnosis.
by Kate Yandell
Confusing informed consent forms are a common barrier to clinical trial participation. Researchers ask how they can be better designed for patients.
by Sandra GordonKeep That Colonoscopy Appointment
Experts weigh in on a recent study appearing to show that colonoscopy had lower-than-expected efficacy for preventing colorectal cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow GrossmanWhat We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.
by Jon KelveyThe Patient-Doctor Partnership
As more cancer patients take an interest in the science of their care, it’s vital to establish good relationships with doctors.
by Karon Warren