• 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


    Makers of E-Cigarettes Tout Role in Smoking Cessation

    Studies provide little evidence to support this claim.

    by Stephen Ornes


    Taking Steps to Address Cancer Health Disparities

    Cancer outcomes are changing for the better, but advances are not affecting all patients equally.

    by Brian Rivers, PhD

  • The Coronavirus Impacts Cancer Clinical Trials

    The National Cancer Institute and the Food and Drug Administration have provided guidance for managing clinical trials amid the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cancer centers are making changes to care for some patients enrolled in trials.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • 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


    Keep Up Momentum for Medical Research Funding

    Advocating for federal funds for medical research pays off when the effort is constant and compelling.

    by Brandon L. Leonard, MA, and J. Tod Guidry, PhD

  • Secure Connections

    Patients find each other online and get support they say is unparalleled, but with openness comes concern about privacy.

    by Kate Yandell


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