October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira talks about the different ways in which we can all make a difference.
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GIST advocate Norman Scherzer describes how he became involved in advocacy and shares a word of advice for when the going gets tough.
At the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, Vice President Joe Biden talked about the Moonshot Initiative and what the future of cancer research offers.
The Brown family turned their son’s cancer journey into a mission to create standards for the psychosocial care of children with cancer and their families. In this podcast, they discuss that journey and what steps are still needed.
How well do you know your co-workers? Rachel Rieger shares her experience after learning a co-worker had twice been through breast cancer.
Cancer does funny things to one’s sense of time. In this post, Margaret Zuccotti talks about how her diagnosis, treatment, and long-term survival of metastatic inflammatory breast cancer caused her to look at her calendar differently.
When Randy Hillard was diagnosed with metastatic stomach cancer in 2010 he was treated with a drug that increased overall survival to an average of 13 months. Now, nearly 5 years later, his unexpected survival has led to some unexpected issues.
In January, Randy Hillard was part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee that considered the first application for a “biosimilar” medication. In this guest post, he describes patients’ role in the drug approval process and how the committee’s decision could influence cancer care in the future.
Cynthia Chauhan, a kidney cancer advocate, reflects on her experiences at the 2015 GU Cancers Symposium. For her, learning about the latest research has underscored her hope for life-improving cancer treatments.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Sarah Lindenau talks about how honoring her mother’s memory has helped her cope and positively influence the lives of others.