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week in cancer news

  • February 26: The Week in Cancer News

    Nonprofits provide support to young cancer patients in need of fertility preservation, and a childhood cancer survivor joins the first all-civilian mission to space.

    by Bradley Jones

  • February 19: The Week in Cancer News

    Organizations call to prioritize cancer patients for COVID-19 vaccination, researchers analyze rates of “low-value” breast surgeries, and UCLA cancer survivors write letters to patients undergoing treatment.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • February 12: The Week in Cancer News

    An FDA committee votes to recommend holding off on approval of an immunotherapy for early-stage triple-negative breast cancer, and physicians warn that enlarged lymph nodes after COVID-19 vaccination can be mistaken for signs of breast cancer.

    by Kate Yandell

  • February 5: The Week in Cancer News

    Fecal transplants may improve immunotherapy responses, and more than half of cancer survivors have at least one additional condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • January 29: The Week in Cancer News

    Advocates are asking that cancer patients be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination, and a KRAS inhibitor shows promising phase II trial results.

    by Kate Yandell

  • January 22: The Week in Cancer News

    Research measures regret about treatment among African Americans with prostate cancer, and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for cancer patients are released.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • January 15: The Week in Cancer News

    People are using crowdsourced fundraising to cover cancer care costs, and missed cancer screenings due to COVID-19 may have led to fewer missed diagnoses than feared.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • January 8: The Week in Cancer News

    Two extremely rare cases of cancer being passed from mother to child observed in Japan, and advice on COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients.

    by Bradley Jones

  • December 18: The Week in Cancer News

    Researchers estimate that breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer globally in 2020, and a study provides insight into financial toxicity’s impact on quality of life.

    by Bradley Jones

  • December 11: The Week in Cancer News

    The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and American Society of Hematology meeting go virtual, and COVID-19 brings silver linings to cancer clinical trials.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

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From the AACR

  • Prioritizing Vaccination

    The AACR led a contingent of 130 organizations in asking that cancer patients and survivors be granted high priority in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

  • Bolstering Diversity

    Eliminating disparities requires consistent effort on numerous fronts, including the development and sustenance of a diverse scientific workforce.

  • Screening During the Pandemic

    In March of last year, screenings for breast, colon and cervical cancer decreased by roughly 90% compared with historical rates.

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