Oncology professionals from around the world are in Chicago for the ASCO Annual Meeting. There, they will discuss the latest advances and newest thoughts in cancer research. Some of those advances focus on improving the quality of care and patients’ access to it.
These studies from the ASCO Annual Meeting show some of the newest thoughts and latest advances in using immunotherapy and targeted therapy to treat bladder, stomach, and lung cancers.
Oncology professionals from around the world are in Chicago for the ASCO Annual Meeting. There, they will discuss the latest advances and newest thoughts in cancer research. In today’s studies, researchers reveal how they look for new ways to use existing treatments in order to improve cancer care.
Research presented this weekend will highlight the importance of integrating oncology and palliative care.
Talking about topics like the possibility of a recurrence or end-of-life care is often postponed because it is uncomfortable for both the patient and the doctor. Dr. Schapira shares why having these difficult conversations early and often is so important, and what they can bring to people with cancer and their families.
Last February, Amber’s aunt died of breast cancer. Her cousin was 10 weeks pregnant at the time. In this post, she reflects on how a new beginning has helped her family cope with a difficult ending.
After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments.
Many people hear “palliative care” and think “hospice.” Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, relates his experiences discussing palliative care with patients and explains why he believes palliative care should mean “helping me cope.”
Connecting with others who know exactly what you are going through provides much-needed support for many people with cancer. Randy Hillard, MD, talks about how joining (and now administrating) an online group for people with stomach cancer offers so much more than support.
For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.