From the Editor-In-Chief
The U.S. health care system must adapt to the needs of cancer survivors.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
A Matter of Age | Alternatives to Opioids | Treating Head and Neck Skin Cancers | In Women, Lung Cancer Rates Are Rising Worldwide | Breaking Down Breakthrough Cancer Therapies | The Devastating Impact of Muscle Wasting | What’s Next?
Your Cancer Guide
Deciding when and what to worry about can help with gaining control over fear.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving with Confidence
Healthy sleep habits should be an important part of self-care for caregivers.
by Aimee Swartz
Let your voice be heard in support of robust, sustained and predictable federal funding increases.
by George D. Demetri, MD
Breast cancer survivor Bob Riter forges connections among people affected by all types of cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
New tools are being integrated into the research process to ease patients’ access to clinical trials and improve their experience.
by Bradley Jones
Cancer patients are increasingly receiving treatments guided by the molecular characteristics of their cancer cells. But patients may have unequal access to testing and targeted therapies.
by Kate Yandell
Cancer and its treatment can hinder sexual intimacy, but help is available. Talking about the problem is the first step.
by Cameron Walker
Carb Connection | Make Your Move
Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes her experiences with symptoms of psychiatric illness caused by treatment for metastases in her brain.
Experts offer advice on accompanying a friend to a doctor’s appointment, responding to a no evidence of disease diagnosis, and sharing the results of genetic testing.
The End of Treatment Bells fundraiser helps patients mark milestones.
by Sophy Ziss
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Doctors at cancer centers in states with record COVID-19 hospitalization rates reflect on how lessons from early in the pandemic are helping them care for patients during the current surge.
by Ashley P. Taylor
Socioeconomic factors and racism can lead to poorer health outcomes for Black Americans. Genetics may also be a factor behind increased mortality rates.
A study shows that a blood test for gastrointestinal tumor mutations gave results in a third of the time needed for solid tissue testing. Patients who received the blood test were more likely to enroll in clinical trials.
by Emma Yasinski
The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug for tumors with high tumor mutational burden regardless of tumor type. But some medical oncologists say it’s not clear the biomarker is valid across all cancer types.
by Anna Azvolinsky
This genome editing system allows researchers to accurately delete, add or modify specific regions of the genome.
The leading cause of liver cancer is infection with the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus.
The passing of Alex Trebek has brought pancreatic cancer into the public consciousness.
Learning Medicare’s ABCDs
donate to the AACR