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‘Fight Like a Linebacker’ Says Former NFL Player and Cancer Advocate

February 7th 2022

After the death of his wife, former NFL linebacker Chris Draft has been advocating for improvements for all patients with cancer — a mission that perfectly aligns with the recently relaunched Cancer Moonshot initiative.

11 Years After Losing My Hair to Chemo, I Decided to Donate My Locks to Children With Cancer

February 7th 2022

A breast cancer survivor explains why she was inspired to donate her hair to make wigs for children with cancer 11 years after she lost her own hair during chemotherapy treatments.

Three-Drug Combo Proves Efficacious, Safe in Unresectable Liver Cancer

February 7th 2022

Treatment with a combination of PD-1 inhibition, minimally invasive chemotherapy and Lenvima improved outcomes for patients with unresectable liver cancer compared to PD-1 inhibition and Lenvima alone.

As a Cancer Survivor, Finding Out Someone Has Cancer Hits Too Close to Home

February 6th 2022

A pancreatic cancer survivor explains why hearing the news that someone else has cancer makes it difficult for him to engage in the conversation, as it reminds him of his experience.

A Helpline for Patients With Breast Cancer in Relentless Pursuit of Patient Support

February 6th 2022

After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis at age 43, one woman became involved in advocacy with SHARE Cancer Support, spending hours speaking to women on the phone about treatments, emotional impacts and personal issues related to their breast cancer.

The All or Nothing Cancer Narrative: Why ‘Living With Cancer’ Is a Confusing Phrase

February 5th 2022

A mother of a breast cancer survivor who has lost loved ones to the disease explains why the phrase “living with cancer” doesn’t make sense, because there is no escape from it after diagnosis.

Channeling Anger Into Advocacy After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

February 5th 2022

A colleague explains how one woman transformed the devastation of her breast cancer diagnosis into a “war strategy” of advocacy, starting at her kitchen table.

Tafinlar Plus Mekinist May Safely Improve Long-Term Survival in Patients with Rare Thyroid Cancer

February 4th 2022

After four years of additional follow-up, survival continued to improve and side effects remained tolerable in patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer receiving Tafinlar plus Mekinist.

Despite ‘Incredible Advancements’ in Cancer Care, Experts Say Systems Are Still Not Inclusive for All

February 4th 2022

In honor of World Cancer Day, experts from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network discussed efforts to reduce disparities in cancer care across the United States.

Don’t Let a Mirror Define Your Self-Worth

February 4th 2022

I was hesitant to glance at myself in the mirror in the year after my breast cancer surgery. But I soon learned that I was more than just my image, and I encourage others to do the same.

Former Mets Player Dies From Cancer, 6 People With Cancer File Lawsuit About Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, and More

February 4th 2022

From the death of a former New York Mets player due to cancer, to a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings regarding cancer potentially caused by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

A Gifted Voice and Passionate Advocate for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research

February 4th 2022

A colleague describes an oncology nurse who goes above and beyond as both a dedicated nurse to her patients’ care and an advocate in the field of metastatic breast cancer.

Fighting to Give Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer a Voice

February 3rd 2022

A medical oncologist is recognized for her contributions in organizing the first international conference dedicated solely to metastatic breast cancer in an effort to give patients a platform to share their stories.

Patients Experienced Fewer Symptoms After Lung Cancer Surgery When Using an Electronic Reporting System

February 3rd 2022

Patients with lung cancer whose symptoms were managed by automated alerts to their care team through an electronic system after surgery had fewer post-surgical complications than patients who received standard care.

How an Ancient Japanese Art Technique Inspired My Healing Journey From Cancer

February 3rd 2022

A woman whose husband died from cancer explains how she shattered a piece of pottery and glued it back together, to represent the cracks of her life left by her loss and how her husband remains connected to her.

Uncharted Territory: How a Cancer Nurse Navigated Her Child’s Leukemia Diagnosis

February 3rd 2022

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a cancer nurse explains how her son’s leukemia diagnosis transformed her work, her research and her outlook on life.

Side Effects From Newer Cervical Cancer Treatments May Seem ‘Daunting’ for Some Patients, But ‘We Will Have a Plan,’ Expert Says

February 3rd 2022

With newer treatments like Keytruda (pembrolizumab) approved for patients with cervical cancer, a younger patient population may be concerned about experiencing side effects that interrupt their lives — but if they occur, clinicians will be ready with a plan for management, says an expert from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Trial Underway for Novel Agent Plus Immunotherapy for HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

February 2nd 2022

After preliminary results showed promise for the combination, researchers are expanding their clinical trial for PDS0101 plus Keytruda in HPV-related head and neck cancer.

New Cancer Moonshot Goals Are ‘Bold’ and ‘Ambitious,’ But ‘Completely Doable’ President Biden Says

February 2nd 2022

President Joe Biden announced today that he is relaunching the Cancer Moonshot initiative, with the goal of decreasing cancer-related deaths by 50% within the next 25 years.

Cancer Survivors Must Sometimes Become Caregivers

February 2nd 2022

A cancer survivor explains how he had to flip the script and become a caregiver for his wife when she was injured, and how it affected him.

I’m Not a Cancer Warrior or Fighter, I’m a ‘Traveler’

February 2nd 2022

A brain cancer survivor explains how she found a way to navigate her cancer journey as a traveler, grateful to be alive.

Building Bridges of Inclusion in Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

February 2nd 2022

A man describes his wife’s tireless efforts to advocate for people of color in the metastatic breast cancer field, where many still face disparities within care, inclusion in clinical trials and survival outcomes.

Trial Launches to Assess Novel Immunotherapy Approach in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

February 1st 2022

A phase 1/2a clinical trial examining the effects of a treatment called LAVA-1207 for patients with metastatic prostate cancer has now begun.

Patients With Gastric Cancer Who Respond Well to Chemo Before Surgery May Be Able to Skip Post-Operative Chemo

February 1st 2022

Patient sensitivity to chemotherapy prior to surgery could determine if a patient with gastric cancer needs to receive chemo after surgery.

I Didn’t Think I Would Be Strong Enough to Survive Cancer 20 Years Ago, But I Was so Wrong

February 1st 2022

A woman with metastatic breast cancer reflects on her pre-cancer life 20 years ago and how her perspective on the disease has shifted as she’s reached a level of acceptance and hope for the future.

Updated Cancer Registry to Provide Patients, Survivors and Caregivers a Tool to Highlight Unmet Needs

February 1st 2022

The Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Experience Registry amplifies the voices of patients, survivors and caregivers by finding and addressing critical gaps in cancer care.

A Tireless Champion for Change in the Metastatic Breast Cancer Field

February 1st 2022

A colleague describes how a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer that later metastasized felt a lack of support and research, leading her to launch support programs for other patients and step into the advocacy field.

Patients With Prostate Cancer May Experience Regret Years After Making Treatment Decision

January 31st 2022

One expert noted that patients with prostate cancer can take a few months to make an informed treatment decision without impacting their long-term outcomes.

Healthy Diet and Lifestyle May Improve Survival Rates for Patients With Stage 3 Colon Cancer

January 31st 2022

Patients with stage 3 colon cancer should feel empowered to start a healthy lifestyle and diet, says a researcher, after recent study results demonstrated positive survival and recurrence outcomes.

Torn Between Looking ‘Normal’ and Being Myself: A Cancer Survivor’s Newfound Breast Envy

January 31st 2022

A breast cancer survivor describes how preparing an outfit for her son’s upcoming wedding and seeing social media photos of other women sparked body envy within her for those who have not been affected by breast cancer surgeries.