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Equity Report Card: Advocacy Organizations Offer Recommendations to Combat Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

February 24th 2021, 7:00pm

By Kristie L. Kahl


After a recent poll reported negative experiences among Black and Latinx patients during their cancer care, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and National Minority Quality Forum recommended practice changes to prevent racial disparities moving forward.

Celebrating the End of Cancer Treatment by Creating a Life-Long Memory

February 24th 2021, 5:00pm

By Debbie Legault


A caregiver recalls how she and her daughter went to get tattoos to celebrate the end of her daughter’s breast cancer treatment. Now, every time she looks down at her tattoo, she can smile knowing her daughter conquered cancer.

Responses to Therapy for Ovarian and Other Women’s Cancers May Have to be Assessed Beyond Imaging and Blood Test Modalities

February 24th 2021, 4:00pm

By Darlene Dobkowski, MA


Two evaluations for treatment responses in women with ovarian, fallopian tub or primary peritoneal carcinoma may need to take into consideration other factors such as other existing conditions.

Oral Sex Timing and Intensity Could Be Risk Factors of Oropharyngeal Cancer

February 24th 2021, 2:00pm

By Colleen Moretti


Patients with oropharyngeal cancer demonstrate higher rates of ever performing, timing, number of partners and intensity in oral sex than matching participants, suggesting an association between behavior and diagnosis.

Model Helps Prioritize Surgical Care During COVID-19

February 24th 2021, 12:30pm

By Lakshmi Yeturu


In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer surgeons worldwide have devised models to aid with the prioritization of canceled (backlog) elective and upcoming cancer surgeries.

How One Organization is Helping People Navigate the ‘Pain, Confusion and Chaos’ of a Cancer Diagnosis

February 23rd 2021, 10:00pm

By Ryan McDonald


A cancer diagnosis often comes with concerns of what’s next for patients. One concern is how they’re going to afford their treatments. Here, a panel of experts discuss what options are available.

Shattering Myths: How Patients With Cancer Can Become Better Health Advocates

February 23rd 2021, 7:00pm

By Ryan McDonald


There are two myths that patients with cancer believe when it comes to being health advocates. Here, a panel of experts look to dispel those myths to help patients become better advocates.

After Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine, I Decided to Get One

February 23rd 2021, 5:00pm

By Tamera Anderson-Hanna


A cancer survivor reflects on her decision to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it was made available to her.

New Study Seeks Origins of Young Lung Cancer

February 23rd 2021, 4:45pm


Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute and GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer to learn about environmental, lifestyle, and demographic risks of developing lung cancer under the age of 40.

‘WhatsApp’ Text Message Reminder Improves Adherence to Long-Term Screening for Colorectal Cancer

February 23rd 2021, 4:00pm

By Colleen Moretti


Sending a text message reminder to participants about their upcoming fecal immunochemical test improved previously poor adherence rates for colorectal cancer screening.

In Plain English—Intratumoral Injection: Boosting the immune response against metastatic melanoma by the direct injection of immunotherapy into tumor masses

February 23rd 2021, 2:15pm

By Kim Margolin, M.D.


Intratumoral injection—the boosting of the immune response against metastatic melanoma by the direct injection of immunotherapy into tumor masses—is a promising treatment method because it’s effective AND it seems to cause fewer toxicities for the patient than combination systemic immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy Combinations Offer ‘Hope and Promise’ for Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

February 23rd 2021, 2:00pm

By Jessica Skarzynski


Positive results from the phase 3 CLEAR clinical trial, presented at the 2021 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, are just one more dataset that could offer “a sense of hope and promise” for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), says the study’s lead author, Dr. Robert J. Motzer.

Q&A with Dr. Sophie M. Balzora, Member of Fight CRC’s Health Equity Committee

February 23rd 2021, 12:45pm


Newly a Mom, Kayla Got a Cancer Diagnosis

February 23rd 2021, 12:30pm


In June 2020, Kayla Bulkley gave birth to her and her husband’s long-awaited baby girl, Jane. Within a month, Kayla was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Cancer Survivors, Patients Share Their Favorite Motivational or Inspirational Quote

February 22nd 2021, 8:30pm

By Ryan McDonald


On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share their favorite motivational or inspirational quotes. Here's what they had to share.