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
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon KelveyUnderstanding Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
Black men with melanoma are more likely than other populations to die of the disease. Here’s why, and what to look for.
by Kyle Bagenstose