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CURE’s rare cancers page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of rare cancers Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight into the latest treatments and research in rare cancers.

The Importance of Genomic Testing: How One Survivor Became Cancer-Free After Being Given Four Weeks to Live

October 7th 2021, 3:00pm

Podcast

One survivor explains how joining a clinical trial for an experimental drug saved his life after he was informed that he only had four weeks to live. Keith Taggart shares his story in this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast.

You Can’t Turn Off Cancer Survivors’ Guilt

September 20th 2021, 9:00pm

Article

People without cancer may not understand the guilt survivors feel when their disease improves and others take a turn for the worse.

Reevaluating Treatment for Penile Cancer to Avoid Surgery

September 16th 2021, 3:00pm

Article

A first-of-its-kind trial underway in patients with penile cancer may lead to a more effective therapy sequence, potentially avoiding unnecessary surgery.

Looking Forward: Patients With Genetic Mutations Are Empowered to Make Plans

August 6th 2021, 9:00pm

Article

Knowing they’ve inherited a genetic mutation for stomach or breast cancer gives patients the power to plan ahead.

Never Back Down: Lymphoma Survivor Stays Positive

August 6th 2021, 6:00am

Article

In his new memoir, a patient with central nervous system lymphoma emphasizes the importance of a positive mindset and a strong support system.

Social Media and Rare Cancers: Stay Informed, But Tread With Caution

August 5th 2021, 3:00pm

Podcast

Social media and the internet as a whole can offer a wealth of information and connections for patients with cancer, especially those with rarer diseases. However, patients should always bring the online advice to their health care team, says Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju.

Exploring Potential Treatment Options for Rare Cancers

August 4th 2021, 1:01pm

Article

Read more about the current research for the disease, as well as how these advances impact the patients diagnosed with it.

Life With von Hippel-Lindau Disease

August 3rd 2021, 1:00pm

Article

Patients with this rare genetic condition develop tumors in various parts of their body, throughout their lifetime, requiring a multidisciplinary care team and constant screening and management.

Molar Pregnancy Survivor Shares Her Rare Cancer Story

July 29th 2021, 12:00am

Article

It wasn’t just a miscarriage, it was a rare type of cancer called choriocarcinoma.

Novel App Informs Patients With Cancer of Unknown Primary

July 27th 2021, 9:00pm

Article

An online tool developed by oncologists for this rare diagnosis individualizes survival estimates, resulting in candid discussions and better decision-making.