FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services implements incentive programs to reward quality care.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Come up with a plan to keep work projects moving forward during treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
A break from routine can help you be a better caregiver.
by Aimee Swartz
Project Facilitate offers assistance to medical professionals who want investigational drugs for their cancer patients.
by Richard Pazdur, MD
CAR-T cell therapy has successfully treated some patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Researchers are looking to expand the range of cancers that will respond to the therapy.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Some patients are benefiting from using nontraditional therapies alongside conventional treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
by Stephen Ornes
School counselor Diane Nathaniel creates communities for herself and those around her in Brooklyn and beyond. Her cancer diagnosis led her into patient advocacy.
by Marci A. Landsmann
People with cancer and their loved ones find ways for their voices to be heard without filters.
by Bradley Jones
Nutritional Value | Stressed Out
Biochemist Samuel H. Sternberg describes the limitations, realities and potential of gene-editing technology.
Experts offer advice on feeling confident as a caregiver, adjusting to changes to day-to-day-life, and making the best use of limited energy.
Participants in Airbnb’s Open Homes program help nonprofit organizations to provide temporary lodging for cancer patients.
by Katherine Malmo
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
A study on aging shows that cancer survivors are at higher risk of losing strength and walking more slowly compared to those with no cancer history. Exercise is one way to combat this decline
by Marcus A. Banks
Insurance coverage for fertility treatments is not mandated by federal law, although some states require it. People seeking cancer treatment need to understand their coverage and the law in their state.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
People who have inherited BRCA mutations and are at high risk for cancer recurrence may benefit from a PARP inhibitor.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman
Patients now have full access to their online medical records. What are the benefits and downsides?
by Jen Tota McGivney
Sooner rather than later may be the best strategy for using an experimental treatment for advanced melanoma.
Olufunmilayo Olopade seeks widespread use of testing to encourage prevention and early detection of deadly cancers.
Federal funding could help cancer centers rebuild from the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Learning Medicare’s ABCDs
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