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.
May 24th 2022
I was told that I would miscarry my pregnancy, but continued to feel more pregnant, leading to my molar pregnancy diagnosis — a condition I’ve never heard of before.
March 25th 2022
From Pfizer issuing a voluntary recall of three blood pressure drugs due to a high level of a cancer-causing chemical to “Today Show” co-ancho Hoda Kotb discussing her struggles with fertility after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.
March 14th 2022
A patient’s experience with polycythemia vera — a rare blood cancer — led to her becoming an advocate for others to help ease all the nerves and uncertainty that many patients face when they hear they have cancer.
March 10th 2022
The rare cancer, known as adenoid cystic carcinoma, is diagnosed in fewer than 1,500 people in the United States each year and is often found in the salivary glands, a part of the body associated with helping a person swallow and digest food.
March 7th 2022
As surgery is the current standard of care for patients with tenosynovial giant cell tumor, the potential to add another treatment option with fewer complications may dramatically help patients with this rare tumor.
March 2nd 2022
The number of people developing leptomeningeal disease is increasing for the same reason that diagnoses of brain metastases are on the rise: People are living longer, giving cancer more time to spread.
February 28th 2022
When I was diagnosed with cancer, I thought of only two things: my loved ones and how much time I had left with them.
November 29th 2021
Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White and Louis Vuitton’s first Black creative director, died of cardiac angiosarcoma this Sunday.
October 19th 2021
Oncologists are learning that cancer can be treated during pregnancy with relative safety in the second and third trimester.
October 7th 2021
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.
September 20th 2021
People without cancer may not understand the guilt survivors feel when their disease improves and others take a turn for the worse.
September 16th 2021
A first-of-its-kind trial underway in patients with penile cancer may lead to a more effective therapy sequence, potentially avoiding unnecessary surgery.
August 6th 2021
Knowing they’ve inherited a genetic mutation for stomach or breast cancer gives patients the power to plan ahead.
August 6th 2021
In his new memoir, a patient with central nervous system lymphoma emphasizes the importance of a positive mindset and a strong support system.
August 5th 2021
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.
August 4th 2021
Read more about the current research for the disease, as well as how these advances impact the patients diagnosed with it.
August 3rd 2021
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.
July 29th 2021
It wasn’t just a miscarriage, it was a rare type of cancer called choriocarcinoma.
July 27th 2021
An online tool developed by oncologists for this rare diagnosis individualizes survival estimates, resulting in candid discussions and better decision-making.
July 27th 2021
Study findings from China show that a new treatment option improves survival outcomes in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, but can U.S. populations expect similar results?
June 1st 2021
A survivor of fibrosarcoma shares his journey through treatment and how he learned to build strength and confidence after the ordeal physically changed his face.
May 10th 2021
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers with rare cancers what advice they would offer to fellow patients with a similar diagnosis. Here’s what they shared.
January 26th 2021
A cancer survivor writes about how he, like many, was blindsided by his diagnosis and what it was like to receive treatment for a rare disease: penile cancer.
December 16th 2020
After a median follow-up of 9.9 months, 38% of the trial participants experienced some degree of tumor shrinkage after receiving Opdivo in combination with Yervoy.
October 2nd 2020
New treatments are needed for penile cancer, but it’s difficult to test drugs in clinical trials because the disease is so uncommon.
September 29th 2020
A woman shares her late husband’s journey with advanced penile cancer to help others receive a diagnosis early, when the disease is still highly treatable and even curable.
September 17th 2020
In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with an expert about some of the possible causes of penile cancer, as well as why research in the field is severely lacking and why it’s so important to inform the public about what to look for in terms of signs and symptoms of this disease.
August 27th 2020
In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, surgical oncologist Dr. Margo Shoup sits down with CURE® to shed some light on retroperitoneal sarcoma and shares her thoughts on what patients need to know about its diagnosis and treatment.
August 26th 2020
Salivary cancer is a rare disease that has some of the greatest variances of all types of cancer.