From the Editor-in-Chief
Paying attention to the social determinants of health will promote greater equity in cancer outcomes for all.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Measuring the Lifelong Impact of Cancer Treatment on Quality of Life | Getting to the Point | Creating More Inclusive Clinical Trials | Cancer Screening for the LGBTQ Community | What’s Next
Your Cancer Guide
Honor your own needs to establish a strong foundation for healing.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Not all patients follow doctors’ orders, which can be frustrating for their caregivers.
by Karen J. Bannan
The FDA is taking several steps to restrict and reduce e-cigarette use among youth.
by Carmine S. Leggett, PhD
Advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy have led to better treatments for many patients with advanced lung cancer. But having a wider selection of therapies to choose from can make treatments more complex.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Medha Deoras-Sutliff’s experience with breast cancer fueled her interest in advocacy for breast cancer patients and, more recently, her support for research on rare cancers.
by Lindsey Konkel
Neoadjuvant therapy—using treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation to shrink a tumor or treat unseen metastases before surgery—can improve outcomes for some patients.
by Sharon Tregaskis
Medicare was established to help provide affordable health care coverage for older Americans. But Medicare beneficiaries with cancer can still face financial burdens related to their care.
by Kate Yandell
Know Your Exposure | Ripe for the Picking
Medical histories capture a vital snapshot of a patient’s health status. In his new book, hematologist-oncologist Mikkael A. Sekeres provides a richer narrative.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on making caregiving work, the challenges of telemedicine, and absent friends.
A helping hand for pet owners receiving cancer treatment.
by Jackie Oshiro
Facts and Stats
The advent of checkpoint inhibitors has broadened the range of cancer patients able to take advantage of immunotherapy.
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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