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As I Begin Another Year of Cancer Treatment, I Struggle Over Why I’m Still Here and Others Aren’t

January 22nd 2022

By Kelly Irvin

A patient with stage 4 ovarian cancer still receiving treatment six years after her first diagnosis explains that even though she’s exhausted from all her treatments and the related side effects, she knows many others don’t survive as long as she has.

Frontline Lenvima Provided Survival Benefit for Patients With Liver Cancer

January 22nd 2022

By Jamie Cesanek

Treating patients with liver cancer initially with Lenvima instead of the standard of care was associated with a survival benefit, according to recent research.

Minimally Invasive Procedure Combined with Lenvima and Checkpoint Blockade Shows Promise in Unresectable Liver Cancer

January 21st 2022

By Brielle Benyon

The use of a minimally invasive procedure — known as trans-arterial chemoembolization — plus Lenvima and a PD-1 checkpoint blockade drug proved to be safe and efficacious in patients with unresectable advanced liver cancer.

‘Make an Impact and Seize the Day’ Says Cancer Survivor Who Launched Kindness Challenge

January 21st 2022

By Brielle Benyon

Lorelei Colbert was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at 28 and used her experience to launch the “Chemo to Kindness” challenge that inspired others around the world to do acts of good.

How I Learned to Deal With the Fact That Cancer May Never Go Away

January 21st 2022

By Kim Johnson

A woman explains how she grapples with the acceptance that her sister may never enter remission from cancer.

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Louie Anderson Dies After Lymphoma Diagnosis, Tennis Star Chris Evert Shares Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

January 21st 2022

Jamie Cesanek

From the death of comedian Louie Anderson after he was hospitalized for cancer treatment to former world No.1 tennis player Chris Evert’s ovarian cancer diagnosis, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Enhertu Linked to Sustained Survival Benefit in Gastroesophageal, Gastric Cancer Subset

January 21st 2022

Gina Mauro

The use of Enhertu was associated with a reduction in the risk of death compared with standard chemotherapy in certain patients with gastroesophageal and gastric cancer.

First-In-Human Clinical Trial of Investigational Therapy for Multiple Advanced Solid Tumors Is Underway

January 21st 2022

Jamie Cesanek

Researchers plan to enroll 60 patients in the first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety and preliminary clinical activity of an anti-CD39 monoclonal antibody to treat advanced solid tumors.

Wearable Remote Monitoring Device May Help Patients With Blood Cancers Identify When to Seek Follow-Up Care

January 20th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

Recent study results showed that the use of a remote monitoring device worn on the upper arm may help patients with blood cancers seek assistance for serious complications while receiving intensive treatments.

Spare Me the Stories of Cancer Death and Destruction

January 20th 2022

Michelle Velez

When trying to relate to a cancer survivor, do not tell them how someone else died of the disease, writes Michelle Velez.

Peeling the Onion: Unpacking the Complicated Emotions Experienced as a Cancer Caregiver

January 20th 2022

Debbie Legault

A mother of a breast cancer survivor explains how she pinpoints the reasoning behind why a certain day might be extra difficult emotionally for her and how she deals with it.

When Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer, Single Mom Turns to Advocacy — for Herself, Her Children and Other Survivors

January 20th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a cervical cancer survivor and advocate explains how she navigated being given six to 24 months to live as a single mother of three children and no health insurance.

The Importance of Shared Decision-Making For Patients With Glioblastoma

January 20th 2022

"The voice of the patient should be heard and incorporated into all aspects of the GBM treatment journey."

Amidst New CDC Recommendations, Oncologist Offers Tips on Best Masking Practices for COVID-19 Prevention

January 19th 2022

Brielle Benyon

From when to replace masks to addressing a CDC-recommended strategy to improve the effectiveness of surgical masks, Dr. Tatiana M. Prowell of Johns Hopkins Medicine offers masking tips for patients with cancer.

Survivor Sisters: How Two Different Cancers in Non-Biological Siblings Created an Unbreakable Bond

January 19th 2022

Marissa Holzer

A woman living with metastatic breast cancer shares how her relationship with her sister who was adopted from Korea transformed after they both received a cancer diagnosis.

FDA to Review Libtayo for Frontline Advanced NSCLC

January 19th 2022

Brielle Benyon

After promising phase 3 clinical trial results, the FDA will consider Libtayo for approval to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, regardless of PD-L1 status.

Can a Blood Test Detect Lung Cancer in High-Risk Adults?

January 19th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

A new study to evaluate the accuracy of a blood test for detecting lung cancer in high-risk adults has enrolled its first participant with plans to enroll thousands more.

The Challenges and Rewards of Being a Caregiver in a Hereditary Cancer Family

January 19th 2022

Both challenging and rewarding, the cancer caregiver experience can be very different for each person.

Meet Kristin: Cancer Survivor Finds Meaning and Purpose Helping Others

January 19th 2022

Sarah Miretti Cassidy

Ovarian cancer survivor trained as peer mentor volunteer as part of CHN’s pilot program with Stanford Health Care.

Patients With Cancer Strongly Encouraged to Get COVID-19 Boosters to Protect Against Omicron Variant

January 18th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

A booster dose of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine may provide patients with cancer with a broader and stronger protection against COVID-19 variants like omicron, according to a cancer researcher at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Why You Should Use Inclusive Language When Talking About Cancer

January 18th 2022

Tamera Anderson-Hanna

A survivor of breast cancer explains what she has learned about inclusive language and how it can empower patients who have been diagnosed with cancer on their healing journey.

CYNK-101 Gets FDA Fast Track Designation for HER2-Positive Gastric/GEJ Cancers

January 18th 2022

Silas Inman

The FDA will speed up their review of CYNK-101 plus chemotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of advanced HER2-postivie gastric or gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas.

Trial to Assess Dose Escalation of Experimental Drug Plus Immunotherapy in Solid Tumors Begins

January 18th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

The STELLAR-002 trial is currently underway to examine the combination of XL092, an experimental tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in combination with immuno-oncology therapies for patients with advanced solid tumors.

Partner-Inclusive Interventions May Help Recover Sexual Intimacy After Prostate Cancer

January 17th 2022

Brielle Benyon

Prostate cancer survivors are encouraged to include their partners in interventions to improve sexual function after treatment — and, as study results show, it is better to have these conversations with providers sooner rather than later.

FDA Speeds Up Review of Enhertu for Previously Treated Unresectable/Metastatic HER2-Breast Cancer

January 17th 2022

Brielle Benyon

After the drug showed promising results in the DESTINY-Breast03 trial, the FDA granted Enhertu a priority review, meaning that it plans to make its approval decision on it by the end of the second quarter of 2022.

Early Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Chemotherapy and Toxicity

January 17th 2022

Jessica Donington, MD, MSCR

Martin Dietrich, MD, PhD, describes the toxicity profiles of chemotherapy agents used in the adjuvant setting in early non-small cell lung cancer.

Early Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Adjuvant Therapy

January 17th 2022

Jessica Donington, MD, MSCR

Two experts detail the use of adjuvant therapy, including chemotherapy, in treating early non-small cell lung cancer.

How Can We Get Young Women to Get Annual Mammograms?

January 17th 2022

Bonnie Annis

One breast cancer survivor shares the experience she had with her daughters in trying to get them to understand the importance of participating in preventive screenings.

More Than 75% of Cancer Survivors, Patients Express Wanting Employers to Implement Vaccine Mandates, Other Safety Precautions Before Returning to In-Office Work

January 17th 2022

Colleen Moretti

The survey results also showed that those who have received a cancer diagnosis have faced more setbacks when it comes to working during the pandemic.

How Unexpected Bleeding Lead to a Cervical Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Was Shocked'

January 17th 2022

One woman explains how after experiencing irregular bleeding, she found out she had cervical cancer and her life changed immediately.

Living With Uncertainty as a Brain Tumor Survivor in a Changing World

January 16th 2022

Samira Rajabi

A brain tumor survivor explains how she chooses to approach life with acceptance of the hard times rather than trying to throw them away.

Know the Risks and Benefits of Robotic Navigational Bronchoscopy for Lung Cancer

January 15th 2022

Brielle Benyon

While robotic navigational bronchoscopy is an exciting advancement in diagnosing and staging lung cancer, the procedure does come with some risks and factors to consider, explained one expert.

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Your Cancer Returning and Live Your Life

January 15th 2022

William Ramshaw

A cancer survivor offers advice for those facing anxiety and fear about cancer that takes control of their life.

Higher BMI in Adulthood May Limit the Immune System’s Ability to Fight Breast Cancer

January 14th 2022

Jamie Cesanek

New findings demonstrated that adult patients with breast cancer and increased BMI had an association with different types of immune cells around their tumors that may affect how their body attacks the cancer cells.

What Will 2022 Bring for Cancer Survivors Facing Another Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

January 14th 2022

Jane Biehl Ph.D.

A cancer survivor expresses the fears many survivors face with another year of staring down the COVID-19 pandemic.

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