Some of the ways that policy makers, medical providers and patients can reduce the financial toxicity of cancer treatment.
Here are a few of the recent stories about cancer research that seemed to have the greatest potential impact, as least from my perspective, and that I know I’ll want to follow as they develop further.
In “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History,” Florence Williams shows how our breasts are primed to respond to signals from our environment, and thus vulnerable to the development of cancer in the world we live in now.
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can become much more manageable when we’re not afraid to reach out for support.
Top cancer research stories for early summer 2014 include new uses for existing cancer drugs and a major study on breast cancer risk and environmental toxins.
The newer cancer medications are often extremely highly priced, and covering the costs of care is an increasing problem for cancer patients.
As a result of the experiences I’ve had in life so far, which unfortunately have included two episodes with cancer, there were a number of very important life lessons that I probably learned sooner than I otherwise would have.
Advocates met with representatives in Congress to ask for their support on important initiatives in the fight against breast cancer.
Top cancer research stories for Spring 2014 include new guidelines on survivorship care and clinical trial findings for an experimental drug to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
A major study on breast cancer screening was published recently in the journal of the American Medical Association.
In “adaptive” clinical trial design, the goal is to identify as rapidly as possible new drug therapies that show a likelihood of being successful in specific patient populations.