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  • Rethinking Access to Disability Benefits

    Advances in screening and treatment mean there are more cancer survivors than ever, but survivors who struggle to work can face difficulty getting disability payments.

    by Jen Tota McGivney

  • Making Connections at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021

    Attending a scientific conference as a patient advocate can be an exhausting, overwhelming and hugely rewarding experience.

    by Bradley Jones

  • Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

    Experts discussed how the cancer community can share accurate information and increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, both among people with cancer and the general population.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Chemobrain: It’s Not Your Imagination

    Scientists discussed the mechanisms of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment at a session dedicated to symptom science at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Forward Look

    Making Cancer Clinical Trials More Inclusive

    Despite efforts by policymakers, a gender gap persists in clinical trial participation.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • Policy Matters

    Research Advocacy During COVID-19

    Continued federal funding to support biomedical research, including cancer research, is vitally important during the pandemic.

    by Brandon Leonard, MA, and Marc Johnson, MPP

  • Q&A

    Up for Debate

    Hematologist-oncologist Vinayak K. Prasad describes his positions on cancer research and policy in a recently published book.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Get Involved

    Cakes for Cancer

    Inspired by a family friend, Chase Sloan has published a recipe book with proceeds going toward cancer research.

    by Erin O'Donnell

  • Survivor Profile

    A Return to Carnival

    With a renewed sense of purpose, stage IV lung cancer survivor Oswald Peterson returns to his parents’ native Trinidad to celebrate the Caribbean festival.

    by Lindsey Konkel

  • A Drive for Diversity

    African Americans are underrepresented in the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry. Patient advocates are working to change that.

    by Jon Kelvey

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From the AACR

  • Diet and Cancer

    The Opening Plenary session of the virtual AACR Annual Meeting reviewed some of the mechanisms behind diet’s role in cancer.

  • A Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    The Food and Drug Administration announced it would pursue a ban on menthol combustible cigarettes and flavored cigars.

  • Powering Disparities Research

    By collecting data from institutions around the world, Project GENIE enables research into rare disease types and patient populations.

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