From the Editor-in-Chief
The impact of gene sequencing on the discovery and development of cancer treatments could be profound.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Patients must blend information from their doctors with their own values and beliefs.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Shining a Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer | Getting Away From It All | Genetic Testing Can Help Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening | Caring for the Caregivers | Does Testicular Cancer Screening Save Lives? | Please #CurbIt
Your Cancer Guide
Allowing others to assist you during and after treatment is an essential skill and a wonderful gift.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Caring for a loved one with cancer can change your life–often for the good.
by Deborah J. Cornwall
Sophisticated tests can generate a wealth of information about a patient's cancer or disease risk. But they also raise serious questions.
by Alexandra Goho
After a stage III cancer diagnosis, event planner Kim Hall Jackson gave up the illusion of control and started using her talents to promote screening among African-Americans.
by Leigh Labrie
Cancer often requires making difficult decisions in the face of uncertainty.
by Sue Rochman
Yesterday & Today
Susan Butcher won Alaska's grueling Iditarod dog-sled race four times. Her 2005 leukemia diagnosis marked the beginning of her greatest challenge.
by Jocelyn Selim
Stereotactic radiation therapy–heavily marketed to consumers–is gaining momentum as a more convenient treatment. But it's not for every patient.
by Sharon Reynolds
A Cup of Tea? | Movement Meditation
Researcher and social worker Mary Ann Burg discusses the long-term challenges cancer survivors face and recent efforts to address these needs.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Staying on the job through treatments, getting organized to care for a loved one, and remaining financially solvent through cancer care
Breast cancer survivor and hairstylist provides beauty expertise to breast cancer patients.
by Cynthia Ryan
Catie Clinard, Denise Manley Fox, David Frangioni.
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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