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Procter & Gamble Issues Product Recall Due to Cancer-Causing Chemical, Cancer Survivor Pays for Another Family’s Christmas and More

December 24th 2021

From a Procter & Gamble shampoo and conditioner recall due to the presence of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, to heartwarming acts of holiday kindness for cancer survivors and their families, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Despite Full Vaccinations, Patients With Cancer Who Develop Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections May Still be at Risk for Severe Outcomes

December 24th 2021

Patients with cancer who received two full vaccine doses but developed breakthrough COVID-19 infections afterwards had a 13% mortality rate as well as a high hospitalization risk, and therefore should maintain protective strategies, according to experts.

President Biden Acknowledges 50th Anniversary of National Cancer Act, Proposes Launching New Agency to Expedite Cancer Breakthroughs

December 23rd 2021

Upon recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, President Joe Biden set forth his proposal for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health.

Third Full Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Increases Antibody Response in Patients with Blood Cancers

December 23rd 2021

New findings show that 43% of patients with certain blood cancers produced COVID-19 antibodies after receiving a third full dose of the mRNA vaccine.

Remembering the Day my Heart Stopped: Combatting Fear as a Cancer Survivor

December 23rd 2021

A male breast cancer survivor discusses the fear and fabrications created in his head and how he deals with them.

The Last Patient: Cancer Survivor Recounts Diagnosis as COVID-19 Closed Clinicians’ Doors Worldwide

December 23rd 2021

On this episode of the “Cancer Horizons” podcast, a colorectal cancer survivor explains how she was the last patient to receive a colonoscopy leading to her stage 3 diagnosis as her doctor’s office shut down because of COVID-19 in March 2020.

Severe Incontinence After Radical Prostatectomy Improved Over the Last Decade, Although Advances Needed to Further Improve Outcomes

December 23rd 2021

Additional advancements in how radical prostatectomy is performed are needed to improve other urinary outcomes such as good urinary function and social incontinence.

‘Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for a Second Opinion,’ Cancer Expert Says

December 22nd 2021

Communication, self-advocacy and having someone in your corner are all critical tools to bring to a cancer care visit, says an expert from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

The 5 Most-Read Breast Cancer Articles of 2021

December 22nd 2021

CURE® takes a look back at its top-performing breast cancer articles of 2021.

What It Was Like to Take the Plunge And Get Acupuncture for Chemo-Induced Neuropathy

December 22nd 2021

A patient with cancer writes about trying acupuncture as another potential tool to lessen the effects of chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy and offers advice for other patients on how to possibly deal with the debilitating side effect.

FDA’s Approval of New Keytruda Indication Yields Fresh Treatment Option for ‘Gigantic Group of Patients’ With Melanoma

December 22nd 2021

The FDA’s recent greenlight of a new Keytruda indication gives a large group of patients with melanoma access to a treatment option that they didn’t previously have, says an expert from the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Top 5 Liver Cancer-Related Stories in 2021

December 22nd 2021

CURE® took a look back at our most-read liver cancer stories from this year.

Top 5 Kidney Cancer Articles From 2021

December 21st 2021

Take a look back at some of the major milestones in kidney cancer that were achieved in 2021.

When Faced With Death, Live Life to the Fullest, Says a Cancer Survivor

December 21st 2021

“I had to choose one of two paths, to become the victim and let the disease control me or take control of the disease and fight for my life. The moment I chose to fight was the moment life opened all of its beauty,” writes a lymphoma survivor.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: ‘It’s What You Can’t See That’s Killing Me’

December 21st 2021

A woman with metastatic breast cancer writes a poem about the dark reality of the disease that hides below the surface.

FDA’s Approval of Subcutaneous Darzalex-Based Regimen Adds Another ‘Tool in the Toolbox’ to Treat Pretreated Myeloma

December 21st 2021

A certified oncology nurse and board-certified adult nurse practitioner explained how the recent FDA approval of Darzalex Faspro, Kyprolis and dexamethasone may allow patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma to switch treatments after discovering their current treatment is no longer working.

Advanced Care Planning May Increase Hope in Patients With Advanced Cancer

December 21st 2021

An end-of-life conversation may increase hope in patients with cancer, however many patients may be getting it from oncologists when it’s a “too little too late,” an expert said.

High-Frequency, Low-Dose Calquence-Rituxan Combo May Elicit Safe Responses in Previously Untreated CLL/SLL

December 20th 2021

The combination of Calquence and Rituxan may also be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic as it decreases infusion times and patient interactions, according to an expert.

Pre-Surgical Keytruda Provides Promising Advancement in TNBC Treatment

December 20th 2021

Findings from a clinical trial showed that adding Keytruda to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with triple-negative breast cancer significantly improved outcomes and was overall safe and tolerable for patients.

As Cancer Survivors, We Feel Like We Are Drowning During COVID-19

December 20th 2021

A cancer survivor explains how she feels like she’s living inside a nightmare with new COVID-19 variants appearing all the time, making her unable to see her family over the holidays.

LeVar Burton Gives ‘Voice and Visibility’ to Patients with MPNs Through Storytelling and Advocacy

December 20th 2021

When storytelling becomes a part of one’s identity, it can benefit a wide group of people — such as the MPN community — to share a potentially lifesaving message, according to LeVar Burton.

Advanced NSCLC Survival May Be Impacted by Depression and Anxiety, Highlighting the Need for Mental Health Care

December 20th 2021

As treatments for NSCLC improve survival, this benefit may be affected by depression and anxiety, which is common in patients with the disease and may require patients to advocate for cognitive behavioral therapy among other approaches.

How an Oncology Social Worker Answers the Question, ‘Why Do You Do What You Do?’

December 19th 2021

An oncology social worker, who is also a cancer survivor, describes life lessons learned through work and personal experiences.

Making Cancer Medicine More Compassionate

December 19th 2021

A man writes about his wife’s oncologist, Dr. Frederic J. Kaye, and describes how he went above and beyond to provide supportive care during her lung cancer journey.

5 Cancer Clinical Trials You May Have Missed

December 18th 2021

There are many cancer clinical trials that patients can enroll in across the United States. Here is a snapshot of some of the more recent ones.

A Physician-Scientist With a Huge Heart for Patients With Lung Cancer

December 18th 2021

A colleague describes Dr. Nagla Abdel Karim’s exemplary compassion for patients with lung cancer and how she works hard to increase representation in cancer clinical trials.

Male Breast Cancer Survivor Went From Feeling Alone to Feeling Connected to All Survivors

December 17th 2021

One male breast cancer survivor explains why he considers his cancer experience an “adventure into the unknown,” where he draws inspiration from every survivor he meets.

Cancer Is a Wilderness That Gives Us a Choice: Panic or Trust

December 17th 2021

A non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor writes about how she chose to approach a stressful doctor’s appointment and how doing whatever helps may look different for everyone.

HGTV Star Hilary Farr Shares Breast Cancer Journey, ‘Pistol Annies’ Singer Finishes Treatment and More

December 17th 2021

From the story of HGTV’s “Love it or List it” co-host Hilary Farr’s cancer journey to “Pistol Annies” singer Ashley Monroe ringing the bell after finishing cancer treatment, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Top 5 Lung Cancer-Related Stories of 2021

December 17th 2021

CURE® took a look back at our most-read lung cancer stories from this year.