Here’s what the new guidelines—along with other world leaders in cancer research—say is best to prevent cancer.
Mortality rates are falling, especially if you live in the U.S.
The program Brushes With Cancer pairs patients with artists whose works make visible a disease that can be invisible and isolating.
The health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic is particularly intense for people fighting cancer. Medication weakens the immune system. Cancer treatments are often delayed. And many have lost their jobs and, along with that, their health insurance benefits.
Under normal circumstances, oncologists usually give patients undergoing chemo a list of recommendations that echo the advice we’ve all been hearing for weeks: wash your hands as often as possible, stay away from crowds, dine at home, don’t touch your face, don’t shake hands.
But these are not normal circumstances. Oncologists and patients are seeking further guidance, and that guidance isn’t one-size-fits-all.
Fewer than 5 percent of cancer patients participate in research that could improve care. Navigators could help patients find the right studies.
By closely tracking how cancer cells evolve in our bodies, we can identify their hidden weaknesses and find powerful new ways to treat tumours.
As more patients are treated successfully, doctors and researchers are focusing more on helping people navigate the difficult, often lonely years after treatment.
We already know how to stop many cancers before they start, scientists say. But there's a lot more work to be done.
Cancer isn’t as lethal as it once was, and yet more than 600,000 Americans are estimated to die from it this year alone, making this complex set of diseases the second leading cause of death in the country. But hope is rising: big data, immuno-oncology and once-in-a-generation medical advances have led to dramatic breakthroughs. New insights into the disease have pushed boundaries, with patients receiving uniquely personalized care.
At People v. Cancer, The Atlantic harnessed the power of human stories to spotlight the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and care, and explore how the oncology community is investing its resources, energy and talent in the collective fight to conquer cancer. Together.
Flight attendants had increased rates of breast, uterine, cervical, gastrointestinal, skin and thyroid cancers.
“We’re just on the cusp of the transition from heart disease to cancer as the leading cause of death,” Palaniappan told CNN. At the moment, heart disease is the number one killer in the US, accounting for about 25% of all fatalities, but the US Centers for Disease Control predicts that cancer may take its place by 2020.
Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiative of the Obama administration is called the "moonshot."
But it's neither the equivalent of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb during World War II, nor President Kennedy's ambitious program to land a man on the moon, after the Russians
appeared to have stolen a march with the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite in space.
Those programs succeeded because they were tremendous national commitments without regard to funding.
A quarter of a century of cancer data has revealed a silent revolution in cancer medicine. Our recent study found an impressive reduction in deaths from cancer across age groups over the last 25 years. But at the same time, we found an equally large increase in the occurrence of cancer across age groups. So what are these numbers telling us?
Cancer treatment is often highly effective at first, yet patients’ tumours sometimes stop responding – even to the most advanced therapies. Or in cases where the patient has gone into remission and the cancer has apparently been thwarted, it returns and no longer responds to treatment. In both cases, this is because the cancer cells evolve.
President Obama calls the quest to cure cancer the “moon shot” of his presidency. But if the federal government has its way, this rocket may never leave the launchpad.
The men and women who are trying to bring down cancer are starting to join forces rather than work alone.
The disease is increasingly a microcosm of inequality.
Dr. Google doesn’t always know what’s best.
Why are cancer patients blamed for their illness?
Some cancer patients and survivors face the real risk of infertility due to a cancer diagnosis and/or its treatment. LIVESTRONG Fertility helps you understand your fertility risks and options, and get access to fertility preservation discounts.
Cancer, which affects one out of every two men and one out of every three women is the disease that everyone fears the most. But thanks to recent progress, cancer is also the most preventable disease!
Cancer screening has come under scrutiny as health care expenditures soar. This may be an opportune time to consider replacing the controversial mammogram with a less invasive screening tool.
Landmark breakthroughs in cancer treatment and a policy structure where those advances can flourish have given fuel to the ambitious “Moonshot” to cure the disease. But is it really possible?
Targeted therapies are powerful, but cancer is a target with many bullseyes that shift position whenever struck.
Cancer patients and physicians should engage in serious conversations. I always bring my partner or a friend to such a session so the discussions can continue afterward with someone who has listened to the choices, their rationales and their potential consequences.
Debate among doctors looks at whether zealous screening leads to overtreatment
Cancer is both physically and emotionally traumatizing. Just ask any cancer survivor and there are plenty nowdays. Star Jones speaks out about her past experience and her recent surgery.
This is medicine as math, not guesswork, and every disease—even stage 4 cancer—might one day be druggable.
Tumors contain the seeds of their own destruction. We just need to work out how to activate them.
Boston pharma startup Berg uses an AI to analyse terabytes of cancer data. It's a radical approach, but it may just work.
Some oncologists choose not to mention immunotherapy to dying patients, arguing that scientists first must gather rigorous evidence about the benefits and pitfalls, and that treating patients experimentally outside a clinical trial is perilous business.
But others, like Dr. Sartor, are offering the drugs to some terminal patients as a roll of the dice. If the patient is dying and there’s a remote chance the drug will help, then why not?
Many people have a simple narrative in mind when they think about cancer. Doctors discover a lump and treat it with surgery or radiation. Then one of two outcomes follows: complete remission or death.
But this couldn't be further from the reality of many cancer patients.
Health threats can come in many disguises. We pull the masks off six that are hiding in plain sight.
Right to Try gives life-saving hope back to those who’ve lost it.
The world’s largest social network for cancer patients, caregivers, and professionals.
Here, women and men who are living with cancer or have completed treatment and are cancer-free share their stories of survival, from initial diagnosis and treatment to recovery and the ways that cancer has transformed their lives.
Our mission is to empower anyone who has been affected by cancer. Whether you are a fighter, survivor or supporter/caregiver, you can find the support and answers you need from people who have experienced similar situations.
More and more people in Finland are getting cancer, but people are increasingly recovering from the disease. The All About Cancer website provides reliable and useful information, advice and peer support.
The Cancer Advice website is designed to inform the intelligent layman concerning the present state of knowledge of particular cancers and to highlight modern aspects of therapy.
Cancer and Careers is committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.
At the CancerHawk Foundation, our mission is to make the services, products and expertise needed to fight cancer sharply visible to patients and caregivers.
Cancer Health empowers people living with cancer to actively manage and advocate for their care and improve their overall health. Launched in 2017, the website provides accessible information about treatment and quality of life for people with cancer and their loved ones, as well as information about cancer prevention and health policy for a general readership.
Cancer Hope Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. We provide that support by matching cancer patients and/or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
The Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer family of Web sites, established 1996, now with over a thousand pages.
The Cancer Options team are committed to helping their clients make confident, informed decisions about their cancer care.
Founded by actress and uterine cancer survivor, Fran Drescher, Cancer Schmancer is dedicated to saving lives through prevention & early detection of cancer. Did you know when cancer is found early, 90% SURVIVE?
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
While this website has articles for recently diagnosed cancer patients, the main focus of this website is on identifying the very small number of the 300+ alternative cancer treatments which are strong enough to deal with the disastrous condition of cancer patients who have had extensive orthodox treatments.
The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information. With more than 30,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians.
Get help making treatment decisions, understanding the effects of treatment, finding treatment centers and doctors, coping with side effects, and talking with others.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
An online cancer community committed to offering people living with cancer a home. Within, you will find people like you; people, searching for clear cancer information; people, sharing knowledge; people, connected by a common experience.
I strongly believe, and indeed I know from personal experience, that information can save your life. This page is dedicated to helping cancer patients find the best treatment for their disease by finding, and understanding, the best and latest information on their disease.
Working to improve the quality and value of care for all patients, CancerLinQ® connects cancer care team members, researchers and sponsors with real-world cancer data.
CancerOpinions.com is the leader in cancer second opinions. We are a network of elite cancer specialists hand-picked from across the United States to deliver expert cancer guidance to cancer patients who otherwise would not have access to this level of expert care.
CancerWise is an online newsletter published monthly by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Each issue includes a cancer survivor''s story, related Q&A with M. D. Anderson experts, the latest reports on cancer treatment and research and tips for cancer survivorship and prevention.
CARES was created to promote cancer awareness while raising significant funds for cancer research.
Comprehensive website for health care professionals.
CURE is a quarterly magazine with an annual Resource Guide and special issue, that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis.
ecancer is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community.
Fighting Chance is the first free-of-charge cancer counseling and resource center of its kind established on the East End of Long Island, New York. We are independent from any hospital and funded solely by charitable contributions.
Accelerating the fight against cancer requires the entire industry to work together. Our products connect community oncologists, academics, hospitals, life science researchers and regulators on a shared technology platform.
Together, we can learn from the experience of every patient.
A Cancer Social Network & Resource Hub.
Kure It’s goal is to be the leader in granting funds to kidney and other cancer researchers conducting innovative research projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney and other orphan cancers.
At the LiveStrong Foundation, we unite people to fight cancer believing that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
Smart Patients is an online community where cancer patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience.
Working with the top experts in cancer research, Stand Up To Cancer is forging a new way to develop breakthroughs that will end cancer. We're putting together the best and the brightest minds in cancer research those on the edge of accomplishment, investing in their projects and taking the bureaucratic obstacles out of their way.
Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. We are the nation's premier patient advocate for this underserved population and serve as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.
A website for discussions about any type of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, laryngeal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and others
The Cancer Letter, published weekly since its founding, keeps clinical and academic oncologists, cancer researchers, and patient advocates current with government grant opportunities and research plans, industry news, and advocacy activities.
Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.
Our mission is to provide mentoring support programs and services to children of parents with cancer - one child at a time, one heart at a time.
If you have a connection to cancer, welcome to the place where you can share your real-life experiences -- fears, insights, stories and advice.
WomenCARE is directed and led primarily by women with cancer or a cancer history. We respect and depend upon the wisdom that comes from a diversity of cultures, economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, and physical ability levels.
YOUR Cancer spotlights the many individuals and organizations at the forefront of cancer care. It brings together patients, caregivers, advocacy groups, researchers, healthcare providers, policymakers and everyone working to transform cancer care from one person’s disease into a true community effort.
You have reached this web site while gathering information on cancer. Either you or your beloved contracted this disease, and you search for new developments which might help.
30 years ago, the American Institute for Cancer Research was founded on a simple but radical idea: everyday choices can reduce our chances of getting cancer.
We were the first organization to focus research on the link between diet and cancer and translate the results into practical information for the public. AICR embraced the mission of changing lives to save lives.
Asian American Cancer Support Network seeks to become a community resource network for Asian Americans affected by cancer in the Bay Area through social programs and creative fundraising.
Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well-being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.
The Cancer Council is the leading cancer charity in NSW. The organisation has been the focus of public action, public giving, and public communication about cancer for more than 50 years.
We fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. We also provide cancer information to the public.
This cancernet-UK website describes the management of cancer, its therapies, their side effects and tips how to cope with them. Patients themselves have included topics, practical tips and tools they have found helpful during their cancer journey.
The aims of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) are to develop, conduct, coordinate, and stimulate translational and clinical research in Europe to improve the management of cancer and related problems by increasing survival but also patient quality of life.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
From the National Cancer Institute, an alpha A to Z list of cancers.
The oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.
As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers.
The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation is committed to providing superior, compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care to our patients. We offer programs to help our patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life.
Vital Options International is a not-for-profit cancer communications, support, and advocacy organization with a mission, to facilitate a global cancer dialogue.
WON is a worldwide network of communications among physicians and nurses practicing Hematology/Oncology.
As a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer, CDC works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.
Foundation Medicine is leading a transformation in cancer care, where each patient’s treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the molecular changes that contribute to their disease.
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