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.
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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.
Now heading into its third year, #GivingTuesday is a growing global movement to help people carve out time to make connections with meaningful nonprofits during the consumer frenzy of the holidays.
For patient advocate Carole Seigel, quality care and palliative care are intertwined. In this guest post, she talks about what she took away from the Quality Care Symposium and Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
This weekend, Dr. Jyoti Patel will be running the Chicago Marathon to celebrate all of those with advanced lung cancer who are here “10 years strong.” During her long training runs, Dr. Patel has been able to reflect on her patients and look forward to the next great advances in lung cancer prevention and treatment.
There are hundreds of cancer-focused charities you could choose to support, but how do you know where your money would be put to the best use? Get tips to become more savvy with your giving.
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