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  • Forward Look

    Coming Up Short

    A limited supply of cancer medications is affecting care.

    by Steve McIver

  • Editor's Letter

    Cancer Research: Worth Paying For

    Kevin McLaughlin discusses how one survivor's faith in science underscores the importance of continued funding for cancer research.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • Editor's Letter

    Making Plans

    A cancer diagnosis can quickly change your “other plans.”

    by Kevin McLaughlin

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    Paying a Steep Price

    New laws are pushing health insurers to make oral cancer drugs affordable.

    by Betty Russell

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    Rally for Medical Research

    “More progress, more hope, more life.” Photo © AACR / Vera LaMarche 2013 That was the rallying cry of the thousands of researchers, patient advocates and cancer survivors who attended the Rally for Medical Research, held April 8 in Washington, D.C. Their goal was to draw attention to the devastating impact that across-the-board federal spending […]

    by Marci A. Landsmann

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    States of Neglect

    Cash intended for tobacco programs goes up in smoke.

    by Jocelyn Selim

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    A Global Campaign for Cancer Education

    “Cancer—Did you know?” That’s the question the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), based in Geneva, posed across the globe on World Cancer Day on Feb. 4. Image courtesy of the Union for International Cancer Control Established in 2006 by the UICC, the annual event draws attention to a stark fact: Cancer is a leading cause […]

    by Yvonne Lee

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    Keeping Counterfeit Cancer Drugs Off Pharmacy Shelves

    A system called “track and trace” may be the answer.

    by Yvonne Lee

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    A Nickel for Prevention

    Smoking rates in California have declined.

    by Sue Rochman

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    Cancer Drug Shortages

    Government efforts aim to avert future crises.

    by Corinna Wu