The recently passed Right to Try Act is meant to provide patients with greater access to experimental therapies. Patient advocates are divided on whether the law will benefit patients.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Ovarian cancer survivor and research advocate Annie Ellis is teaming up with researchers to better equip patients with recurrent cancer to make treatment decisions.
by Cici Zhang
The STAR Act passes in the U.S. House of Representatives.
by Brad Jones
Medical oncologists discuss marijuana with their patients. Many of these doctors feel they aren’t well enough informed to make recommendations about it, but some do anyway.
by Kate Yandell
The Breast Cancer Art Project encourages breast cancer patients and survivors to produce—and share—art about their cancer experiences.
by Ashley P. Taylor
An app developed for glioblastoma patients allows them to track their symptoms and contribute to research.
A recent U.S. government decision about coverage of tumor sequencing could affect cancer patients.
Advocates shared their stories and projects at the AACR Annual Meeting.
National Cancer Institute director Norman “Ned” Sharpless meets with advocates and outlines areas of focus for the agency.
The Biden Cancer Initiative Colloquium gathered experts to discuss obstacles preventing access to care at the AACR Annual Meeting.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Studies investigate whether visits from therapy dogs can increase the well-being of cancer patients and caregivers.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Many cancer clinical trials do not track what proportion of enrolled patients are obese, a study finds. These patients may be underrepresented in research.
Older melanoma patients may respond to anti-PD1 immunotherapy better than younger patients, a study suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a targeted therapy combination for thyroid cancer.
Ari M. Melnick, MD, discusses lymphoma research.
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