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FDA Agrees to Review CAR-T Cell Therapy for Second-Line Treatment of Large B-Cell Lymphoma

February 17th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration will review data on Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel) — a CAR-T cell therapy — for use in the second-line setting for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma to determine if the indication will be granted approval.

Cancer Caregivers Need Extra Support During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 17th 2022

Having been a caregiver to my late husband who died from cancer, I know first-hand the difficulties of caregiving — not to mention what it must be like for those trying to do it during a worldwide pandemic.

Exploring the Dynamics of a Male Cancer Caregiver in a Society That Encourages Men to Be Independent

February 17th 2022

In this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, the founder of Jack’s Caregiver Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting men throughout the caregiving experience, explores the layered sociological factors which can affect men in unique ways when they are supporting a loved one with cancer.

A Pioneer of Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Who Never Gives up on Patients

February 17th 2022

A surgical oncologist honors an admirable doctor in the field who refuses to falter in the face of challenges in order to do exhaust every opportunity possible to improve the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

More Than Just a Colleague: An Inspiring Individual Fighting for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 16th 2022

A woman with breast cancer honors a colleague for her inspirational work to better the lives of patients with metastatic breast cancer, mentor others and inspire meaningful change.

Daily Aspirin Use Failed to Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes, Led to ‘Slightly Worse Survival’ Than Placebo

February 16th 2022

A large study of women with HER2-negative breast cancer showed that daily aspirin use had no effect on breast cancer outcomes.

My Oncologist Gave Me a Pseudo-Medication Taper That Made Me Feel Like I Was Losing Control

February 16th 2022

In the midst of my treatment for mantle cell lymphoma, I had to suffer through the feeling of wanting to crawl out of my own skin when my oncologist gave me a medication tapering plan that was not gradual enough.

Patients With Kidney Cancer ‘Continue to See Benefit’ With Post-Surgical Keytruda

February 16th 2022

At a 30-month follow-up, patients with renal cell carcinoma — which is the most common type of kidney cancer — who underwent nephrectomy continued to benefit from Keytruda after the surgical removal of the affected kidney.

Changing to a New Oncologist Is Never Easy, But it Can Be Life-Changing

February 16th 2022

I feared that switching to a new oncologist after mine retired would be awkward but having Dr. Joshua D. Rosenberg treat my metastatic breast cancer has left me with the deepest gratitude.

Quality of Life, Outcomes After Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplant May Be Similar Regardless of Patient’s Relation to Donor

February 15th 2022

Patients with cancer who receive bone marrow or stem cells from either a related or unrelated donor may experience similar outcomes and quality of life post transplant, which may highlight the efforts made by teams to help patients along the way.

Prehab, Rehab May Improve Health and Well-Being in Patients Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

February 15th 2022

Prehab and rehab may help patients with cancer who are receiving CAR-T cell therapy return to health or even better, but there are still challenges.

As More and More People Become Tethered to Their Cell Phones, I Worry About Radiation Causing Cancer

February 15th 2022

Many young people slip cell phones inside their bras or pockets without a thought, but I worry if that is a safe practice and wonder if it could lead to health problems — such as cancer — in the future.

Eating After My Cancer Treatment Was So Painful, It Felt Like I Had Strep Throat for 1 Year

February 15th 2022

After realizing that alcohol and spicy foods were excruciating to consume after treatment, throat cancer survivor Rob Paulsen learned that smoothies were a much healthier — and more soothing — option.

Beacons of Light, Hope and Community for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

February 15th 2022

A metastatic breast cancer survivor explains why it’s so important to find other cancer survivors to walk alongside.

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.