From the Editor-in-Chief
Research teams have been highly successful in discovering cancer breakthroughs.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
An Overlooked Long-Term Side Effect | Be Alert to Heart Health | FDA Approves First Biosimilar Cancer Therapy | Tobacco’s Global Reach | Tracking Treatment Side Effects Benefits Cancer Patients | Routine Health Care for Cancer Survivors | Young Survivors at Risk for HPV-Related Cancers
Your Cancer Guide
Prepare to be open with children when cancer treatment has stopped working.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Don't let cancer get in the way of scheduling future activities.
by Aimee Swartz
Protections contained in the Affordable Care Act that benefit cancer patients and survivors shoulds be preserved in any effort to replace or repeal the act.
by Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
Caregivers for cancer patients find themselves playing a complex and vital role as care shifts from the hospital to the home.
by Kate Yandell
Researchers are trying to understand brain cancer at the molecular level. Their goal is to find new, more effective therapies for this hard-to-treat disease.
by Stephen Ornes
As efforts to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act continue, health care bills keep piling up for many cancer patients and caregivers.
by Sue Rochman
After the deaths of her sister and mother from cancer and a bout with osteosarcoma as a teenager, Court Simmons vowed to “do something amazing” with her life. Her goal is to be a pediatric oncology nurse.
by Lindsey Konkel
A Bacterial Link | Another Reason to Floss
Cancer epidemiologist Cornelia Ulrich discusses research that explores how fat cells and cancer cells communicate.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Helping a parent who is reluctant to report her symptoms, responding to those who want to assign blame for cancer, and assessing new treatments with your doctor.
Cancer to 5K offers exercise training and support to cancer survivors at all fitness levels.
by Brenda Conaway
Lauren Chiarello Mika, Sandy Russell, Christopher Rios.
The recently passed Right to Try Act is meant to provide patients with greater access to experimental therapies. Patient advocates are divided on whether the law will benefit patients.
Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Many cancer clinical trials do not track what proportion of enrolled patients are obese, a study finds. These patients may be underrepresented in research.
by Cici Zhang
To defend against bacterial infections, cancer patients are often put on a neutropenic diet—which bars fresh fruits and vegetables, among other things. Research indicates that following this diet is unnecessary.
by Brad Jones
Older melanoma patients may respond to anti-PD1 immunotherapy better than younger patients, a study suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a targeted therapy combination for thyroid cancer.
Ari M. Melnick, MD, discusses lymphoma research.
The Financial Toll of Cancer
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