Contributors


Katina Bland

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Unmet Needs in the Management of EGFR Exon 20–Positive NSCLC

Before closing out their discussion on treatment for EGFR Exon 20–Positive NSCLC, experts discuss prominent unmet needs in this setting.


Marjorie Carter

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Oncology Nurses Combine Expertise With Compassion

One oncology nurse shows the power of compassion and knowledge with every patient she cares for.


Hannah Clarke

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Pluvicto Plus Xtandi Enhances Anti-Tumor Activity for Some Patients With Prostate Cancer

Data presented at ESMO “provides strong evidence for an enhanced anti-cancer effect with the combination” of Pluvicto and Xtandi, according to one expert.


Martha Ellen Johnson

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My Sister Has Cancer

When I visit my sister with cancer, I like to make up stories.


Sharon Snowton

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Cancer Brought Me to Sharon in Wonderland

When I received a diagnosis of uterine cancer, I felt like I was falling into Wonderland, just like Alice.



Antonia DePace

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A ‘Miraculous Class of Drugs’ to Increase Accessibility in Lung Cancer

Recent results may lead to more checkpoint inhibitor options and lower treatment prices, giving accessibility to more patients with lung cancer worldwide.


Sharon Murphy

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The Invitation from Breast Cancer

A two-time breast cancer survivor, I danced above the invitation it first offered me.


Cecilia Vettraino Strine

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Whatif: The Bad and the Good of Cancer

Of all the bad whatifs about cancer that creep into my ear, what if I turned them into positive whatifs?


Mary Leban

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How a Young Patient With Cancer Made Me a Better Nurse

An oncology nurse recalls how a young patient with Ewing sarcoma she helped care for taught her about bravery and being honest with patients. Here, she writes how he made her a better nurse.


Golden Kelvins

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Moremi, a Girl Who Fought Through Cancer

A young girl once fought as hard as she could though cancer.


Anna Mahjar-Barducci

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Compassionate Care Goes A Long Way When Receiving Treatment for Cancer

A patient with cancer recalls how the love her care team showed her during her treatment made such a difference in her journey to recovery. Her hope: That more patients with cancer around the world can find doctors who treat them as a person, and not just a case.


Kristin R. Kelly

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Cancer Is a Strange, Unconventional Fairy Tale

A woman with breast cancer describes her cancer journey as an unconventional fairy tale, with hope scattered within the darkness.


Sherry King

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An Entire Team's Effort to Care for Patients With Cancer

One person credits an entire oncology nurse team for going above and beyond during cancer treatment.


LeAnn Hahn

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An Oncology Nurse Wears Many Hats

A cancer survivor details how her oncology nurse was also a therapist and social worker for patients as they received chemotherapy.


Chris Matthews

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Like a Vessel

A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about feeling adrift after treatment.


Lacey Buchorn

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3 Things Cancer Survivors Need to Remember: From Someone Who Has Been There

“Spending over a third of my life as a cancer survivor, I’ve learned a few lessons along the way,” said Lacey, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia 13 years ago.


Dr. Thomas J. Re, New York, New York

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My Cancer Guardian Angel Helps Me Focus

I knew that I was only one of Myra Escudero's, M.S.N., RN, many patients, but she made me feel as though I had her full attention and care.



Carolyn Koncal Breinich

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Remembering My Days as a Patient With Leukemia

“Waiting” described the waiting room at Children’s Hospital to get my chemotherapy. “My Days” was a remembrance of the year I was diagnosed with leukemia.


Muzi Zulu

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The Gift That Cancer Gave Me

My diagnosis of prostate cancer gave me an unsuspected gift.


Dr. Ines Vaz-Luis

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Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone

Dr. Nancy U. Lin actors as a mentor for her patients, helping to guide them through the cancer experience, says her colleague Dr. Ines Vaz-Luis.


Catherine Horn

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My Face Before and After Skin Cancer

My plastic surgeon helped me accept my new face after basal cell carcinoma left a hole in my face.


Dr. Omid Hamid

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Understanding Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Melanoma Treatment

Depending on the disease specifics, patients with melanoma may undergo pre- or post-surgical therapies.


Nichole Tucker

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Chronic GVHD Treatment Improves, But Is Still Far From Perfect

Patients with blood cancer who underwent stem cell transplant and developed chronic graft-versus-host disease have more treatment options than ever before. But the formula for planning older and newer therapies has not yet been established.



Kalyse Engebretson

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You Are Not Alone: The Sarcoma Alliance as a Patient Advocate

A nonprofit organization aims to connect patients, caregivers and loved ones affected by sarcoma while educating those about the rare cancer.



Brenda Flack

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Companionship Helps Patients Feel Less Alone Through Cancer Treatment

An oncology nurse touched the life of one patient with cancer with her attention to detail and compassion.


Hans Rueffert

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The Chef Who Lost His Stomach to Cancer

“The Next Food Network Star” runner-up shares his struggles with nutrition after a stomach cancer diagnosis and gastrectomy.