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Advocacy

  • 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

  • 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

  • Immunotherapy Options for Breast Cancer

    Two immune checkpoint inhibitors are now approved for treatment of some people with advanced breast cancer, but trial results have raised some questions.

    by Anna Goshua

  • Living Beyond a Diagnosis

    Judy Pearson was surprised by the demands of cancer survivorship. Here, she offers tips on how to look at life after cancer.

    by Judy Pearson

  • Q&A

    Ethics in Practice

    Rebecca Dresser explores the history and burdens of clinical trials through the lens of a cancer survivor and medical ethicist.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Policy Matters

    Cancer Scientists Support COVID-19 Response

    Researchers study ways to improve telehealth capabilities, clinical trials and health disparities.

    by Trevan Locke, PhD

  • Physicians Underestimate Severity of Radiation Side Effects

    Breast cancer patients' symptoms after radiation therapy may go underrecognized, especially if these patients are Black or younger in age.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Taking Drug Dosing Off Autopilot

    Patient advocates with metastatic breast cancer argue that dosing of treatments for their disease should be more personalized and take into account quality of life.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Reasons to Hope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Patient advocates learned about COVID-19 and cancer in an AACR virtual forum.

    by Kevin McLaughlin