week in cancer news

  • 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

  • December 4: The Week in Cancer News

    Many people who pursue low-dose CT lung cancer screening do not follow the recommended screening schedule, and U.K. scientists say the COVID-19 pandemic has set back progress in cancer research.

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • November 20: The Week in Cancer News

    Researchers investigate why some patients respond exceptionally well to cancer treatment, and the Food and Drug Administration approves a second immunotherapy drug for some breast cancer patients.

    by Kate Yandell

  • November 13: The Week in Cancer News

    A survey indicates that the pandemic is reducing cancer patients’ willingness to enroll in cancer clinical trials, and a study find that indoor tanning increases risk of developing melanoma multiple times.

    by Kate Yandell

  • November 6: The Week in Cancer News

    Cancer survivors who use the internet for health-related reasons are more likely to be dissatisfied with their care, and liquid biopsy could misidentify which prostate cancer patients could benefit from targeted therapy.

    by Kate Yandell

  • October 30: The Week in Cancer News

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force releases draft guidance suggesting lowering the age at which people should begin routine colorectal cancer screening, and an ovarian cancer patient considers what clinical trials owe participants.

    by Kate Yandell

  • October 23: The Week in Cancer News

    A newly discovered set of salivary glands could have implications for protecting head and neck cancer patients from radiation side effects, and younger melanoma patients respond better to a targeted therapy than older patients.

    by Kate Yandell


From the AACR

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness

    The incidence of cervical cancer has been decreasing in the U.S. in recent decades, aided by the implementation of human papillomavirus vaccines.

  • Breast Cancer and COVID-19

    Patients with cancer have a higher risk of mortality from COVID-19, and the pandemic is disproportionately affecting racial and ethnic minorities.

  • Harnessing Genomic Data

    As AACR Project GENIE marked its fifth anniversary, more than 7,900 individuals are registered to use the public data, and 296 papers have cited the registry.



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