All News

Facing the Unique Challenges of Cancer With Fierce Determination

February 14th 2022

Knowing my friend Brandi since she was a child, I am in awe of how she balanced undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer while caring for other patients as an oncology nurse.

Decades of MCL Treatment Advancements a ‘Godsend’ for Patients

February 14th 2022

From the use of BTK inhibitors to maintenance therapy, an expert highlights how the treatment landscape of mantle cell lymphoma has drastically changed for the better in recent decades.

I Created an Angel Garden for the Friends I’ve Lost to Breast Cancer

February 14th 2022

I laminated pictures of my friends and created an angel garden complete with a stone that reads “she flies with butterflies” to ensure that the friends I have lost to breast cancer aren’t forgotten.

Supportive Care and Palliative Care May Improve Outcomes in Patients Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

February 14th 2022

Supportive care should be implemented promptly after patients receive CAR-T cell therapy, but as one expert notes, patients with cancer are often referred for this care too late.

With No CAR-T Cell Therapies Approved for CLL, More Work is Needed to ‘Maximize’ These Treatments

February 14th 2022

More research is necessary, says an expert, to improve responses to CAR-T cell treatments in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

The Cancer Caregiver’s Pledge

February 13th 2022

Here is a poem for cancer caregivers, who sacrifice their time with compassion and devotion to do everything they can to help an individual with cancer.

The Woman With Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Made Lemonade From Lemons

February 13th 2022

An advocate who lost her life due to metastatic breast cancer is honored for her incredible dedication to helping other women feel less alone during their cancer journeys.

Tiny Dishes and Silent Persistence: How I Got My Daughter to Eat During Cancer Treatment

February 12th 2022

As a caregiver to my daughter with breast cancer, I had to get creative in finding ways to help her keep food down after treatments made her nauseous.

The Power a Cancer Doctor’s Reassuring Smile Holds

February 12th 2022

A patient with metastatic breast cancer honors her medical oncologist, Dr. Maria Raquel Nunes, for her calming and optimistic approach.

Advancements in Rare Blood Cancer Have ‘Changed the Way We Treat Every Cancer’, Expert Says

February 11th 2022

A blood cancer specialist discusses how the development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the 1990s to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia drove major oncology advancements over the next three decades.

Expert Sheds Light on Ways Patients With Cancer and Impaired Eating Function Can Approach Social Situations

February 11th 2022

A speech and swallowing specialist recommends that patients with head and neck cancer who have difficulties chewing and swallowing food eat before attending social situations to mitigate anxiety about eating around others.

What I Learned About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Skin Cancer Space

February 11th 2022

I learned that a more prominent obstacle that we need to navigate is getting past the assumption that having a darker skin tone protects people from skin cancer.

Snowboarder Max Parrot Wins Olympic Gold 3 Years After Cancer Diagnosis, ‘Modern Family’ Star Sofía Vergara Openly Discusses Cancer Survivorship

February 11th 2022

From an Olympic gold medal win for cancer survivor Max Parrot to Sofía Vergara’s candidness about her cancer journey, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

‘I Feel as Though I Know Her:’ How Connectedness and Support for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Travels Across Social Media

February 11th 2022

A metastatic breast cancer survivor honors another survivor whom she was inspired by through social media for her contributions to helping others who have lost their hair during cancer treatment and spreading positivity.

Trametinib Represents a ‘Major Advance’ for Rare Ovarian Cancer Subtype

February 10th 2022

The MEK inhibitor trametinib should be considered a new standard of care for patients with a rare subtype of ovarian cancer, explains an expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Bringing Hope at a Dark Hour for Patients With Brain Metastases

February 10th 2022

A colleague honors Dr. Nancy U. Lin for her dedication to improving outcomes for patients with metastatic breast cancer by creating a team of neuro experts to help women with brain metastases.

As a Cancer Survivor, I Can Relate to the Struggles of Olympians Like Mikaela Shiffrin and Simone Biles

February 10th 2022

As I sit here watching the Winter Olympics, I am immediately reminded of all the ways in which my grueling and stressful journey with cancer feels akin to the struggles of these Olympic athletes.

Losing His Wife to Cancer Brought Chris Draft From the NFL to the White House

February 10th 2022

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft discusses his wife’s experience with cancer, which led to her untimely death, and describes why advocacy is so important in the cancer world, especially with Cancer Moonshot bringing disparities to the forefront.

Every Patient With Cancer Needs a Compassionate Coordinator to Guide Them Through Clinical Trials

February 10th 2022

A senior clinical trial coordinator and research trial nurse is honored for gently guiding patients with cancer through the entire clinical trial process with empathy and devotion.

Clinical Trial Testing Effectiveness of LOXO-305 in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Now Open to Patients

February 9th 2022

A phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the BTK inhibitor LOXO-305 in patients with previously treated mantle cell lymphoma is now open to patients across more than a dozen states.

Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Will ‘Reenergize Fight Against Cancer,’ Expert Says

February 9th 2022

As the number of cancer diagnoses continues to rise in the United States, the relaunch of President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot is needed now more than ever, explained an expert at Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center.

My Service Dog Taught Me How to Live Despite Having Cancer

February 9th 2022

As I remember my wonderful service dog, Sita, and honor her life, I want her to know that she not only taught me how to live, but also how to die gracefully.

Progress in LGBTQ Cancer Care Over Past 2 Decades Has Been ‘Steady But Absolutely Pronounced,’ With More Advancements Needed

February 9th 2022

The executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network discussed the past two decades of positive change in LGBTQ cancer care and highlighted what more still needs to be done.

My Breast Friend: The Woman Who Helps Women Feel Beautiful After Breast Cancer Surgery

February 9th 2022

One woman created an accessible and affordable business to help women regain confidence after breast cancer surgery through prosthetics.

Xpovio Has ‘Potential to Transform’ Treatment of Advanced Endometrial Cancer

February 8th 2022

Results from the SIENDO trial examining the effects of Xpovio as a frontline maintenance therapy in patients with advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer highlighted a significant survival benefit.

Cancer Survivor Encourages Others to Create a Daily Routine to Help Cope with ‘Scanxiety’

February 8th 2022

“Coping for me has been routine-based, and that is making sure I do the things that are in my day that are really foundationally making me feel joyful,” says a survivor of an advanced-stage cancer on how to cope with “scanxiety.”

I Shouldn’t Have to Read a Medical Dictionary to Understand ‘Cancer Vocabulary’

February 8th 2022

After my cancer diagnosis, I was thrust into a world where I rarely understood what was happening to me. An easy-to-understand “cancer vocabulary” would have surely eased my confusions.

6 Cancer-Friendly, Super Food Recipes for Super Bowl Parties

February 8th 2022

Patients with cancer, their friends and families can enjoy these guilt-free recipes when sitting down to watch the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals go toe-to-toe during Super Bowl 56 on Sunday.

One Woman, Many Lakes: Swimming to Raise Awareness for Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 8th 2022

A retired teacher with breast cancer is recognized for her dedication to raising money and awareness for metastatic breast cancer by swimming across as many lakes as possible.

Trial for Brain Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment Opens

February 7th 2022

A phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of an immunotherapy drug for patients with brain cancer has opened at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, with additional plans to be carried out at more than a dozen sites.