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
Pushing Progress Forward
NCI Director Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless addresses disparities and maps out plans for the future amid “profound upheaval.”
by Kevin McLaughlin
Cancer Care Moves Forward Amid COVID-19
Following the arrival of the coronavirus in the U.S., people with cancer and their doctors are adjusting to new ways of doing things while continuing to seek and provide cancer care.
by Kate Yandell
Using Leftover Cancer Drugs to Help Others
Cancer drug repositories that accept unused drugs could provide an affordable source of medications for patients in need, while also providing patients left with extra drugs a way to give back.
by Jon Kelvey
Medicare Coverage for Next-Generation Sequencing Tests
Multigene panels that rely on next-generation sequencing are increasingly used to test for hereditary cancer risk-related mutations. The federal government aims to expand Medicare coverage for these tests.
by Ashley P. Taylor
Opioid Overdoses in Cancer Patients and Survivors
The number of cancer patients and survivors visiting emergency departments for opioid overdoses more than doubled between 2006 and 2015, but overdoses are still uncommon in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
Cancer and Credit
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can lower a patient's credit score.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
First Ladies of Africa Issue Call to Address Cancer Crisis
A coalition of wives of African leaders, originally dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS, is now also taking on the growing problem of cancer.
by Bradley D. Miller, PhD
Young Colorectal Cancer Patients Are Often Misdiagnosed
A new survey suggests that young adults with colorectal cancer struggle to receive an accurate, prompt diagnosis.
by Bradley Jones
Making Clinical Trials More Inclusive
Broadening clinical trial eligibility criteria to include cancer patients who also have other health conditions could increase trial enrollment.
by Ashley P. Taylor
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa BergenA Look at Disparities Across Cancer Care
A new AACR report tracks progress in addressing cancer health disparities and identifies work that still needs to be done.
by Eric FitzsimmonsCredit Agencies to Remove Some Medical Debt From Reports
Changes to what medical debt is included in credit reports could give patients more time to resolve outstanding bills.
by Karon WarrenThe Mental Toll of a Cancer Diagnosis
New studies shine a light on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and suicide risk.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman