As part of ongoing efforts to increase dialogue between cancer patients, survivors, physicians, and researchers, Cancer Today hosts an online discussion about a book that provides a unique take on the cancer experience. This summer, the editors have chosen to talk about The New York Times best-selling memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.Read More
Treatment with checkpoint inhibitors is often billed as gentler than chemotherapy—and it is true that immunotherapy doesn’t come with the same acute side effects, such as hair loss, characteristic of many chemotherapy drugs. But checkpoint inhibitors are not without side effects.
In a story published in the summer 2018 issue of Cancer Today, digital editor Kate Yandell discusses what is known about checkpoint inhibitor side effects and how to spot and treat them.Read More
Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved 15 new anticancer therapeutics. More groundbreaking treatments are on the way. Despite this progress, cancer still has a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged and minority groups.Read More
Guest Post by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Today
Do cancer cells have Achilles’ heels? The answer may lie in a concept called synthetic lethality that originated in studies of …
For cancer patients at the ends of their lives, hospice care can provide access to comfort measures and extra help. Medicare offers hospice benefits to eligible patients. But not all patients have equal access to this care, research indicates.
In the spring issue of Cancer Today, medical and business journalist Charlotte Huff writes about disparities in end-of-life care affecting U.S. cancer patients.Read More
Although liver cancer isn’t as prevalent as lung cancer or breast cancer, this cancer is now the fastest-increasing cause of cancer death in the United States. In the Spring 2018 issue of Cancer Today, contributing editor Sue Rochman explored contributing factors for the increased liver cancer incidence since the mid-1970s.Read More
Two graduates of the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program, a special educational experience that gives patient advocates the opportunity to attend and learn from researchers at the AACR Annual Meeting, have put together some tips to help guide advocates who are attending this or any large scientific conference.Read More
Television series like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation familiarized viewers with advances in forensic science that allow investigators to detect minute amounts of a person’s unique DNA sequence found at a crime scene and analyze it to implicate or exonerate a suspect. Similar DNA technologies can also detect and analyze small numbers of cancer cells in blood.Read More
Before her husband, Tony, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2012, Christy Leonard knew little about caregiving. Leonard, who works in information technology, soon found herself giving injections and operating a feeding tube, all while working from home and caring for the couple’s children. Meanwhile, “I did absolutely nothing for myself,” she said.Read More
In 1993, Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith authored The Wisdom of Teams, a collection of observations and insights into how high-performance teams can be assembled and managed. Many of the principles elaborated in the book are applicable to team science for cancer research.Read More