Special Reports

Issues in Oncology
Cost of Care

Weighing the Cost and Value of CAR T-Cell Therapy

Jo Cavallo  / May 25, 2018

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget.cshtml) This past year’s approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of two chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies heralded a new era in both effective cancer treatments and the most expens...

Breast Cancer

When Is Active Surveillance Appropriate in the Treatment of DCIS?

Jo Cavallo  / March 25, 2018

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget 2.cshtml) In 2017, more than 63,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with in situ breast cancer. The overwhelming majority of those women, about 83%, were diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS),...

Diary of a Storm

Jo Cavallo  / January 25, 2018

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget 2.cshtml) FOR DAYS BEFORE HURRICANE HARVEY was expected to move toward Houston, Texas, on Sunday, August 27, 2017, after pummeling other cities in Texas and Louisiana, the leadership team at The University of Te...

Supportive Care
Lung Cancer

Providing a Safe Haven for Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / December 25, 2017

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget 2.cshtml) In 1996, Jimmie C. Holland, MD, the Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York, decided to launch the cancer center’s Lung Cancer Survivo...

Issues in Oncology
Cost of Care

Tackling the High Cost of Cancer Care

Jo Cavallo  / November 25, 2017

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget 2.cshtml) AT THE 2017 ASCO ANNUAL MEETING, the leaders of the newly formed Value in Cancer Care Consortium (vi3c; vi3c.org) met to discuss the group’s plan to study how to improve the affordability of cancer dru...

Supportive Care

Chronicling a Family’s History of Cancer

Jo Cavallo  / October 25, 2017

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget 2.cshtml) Cancer has been an intimate part of Nancy Borowick’s life since her mother, Laurel, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, when Nancy was 12. She began photographing her mother’s journey with the di...

Stemming the Growing Cancer Crisis in Rural Appalachia

Jo Cavallo  / September 25, 2017

A pair of recent studies show a troubling trend: Despite a 20% decrease in cancer mortality rates nationwide over the past 2 decades,1 Americans living in rural regions of the United States are more likely to die of cancer than persons living in metropolitan areas of the country. An analysis of canc...

Genomics/Genetics
Issues in Oncology

How Watson for Oncology Is Advancing Personalized Patient Care

Jo Cavallo  / June 25, 2017

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget 2.cshtml) After undergoing nearly 5 years of intensive medical training, IBM’s Watson for Oncology cognitive computing system is starting to make good on its promise to accelerate personalized care for patients ...

Issues in Oncology

Tackling the Obesity and Cancer Epidemic

Jo Cavallo  / May 25, 2017

Error loading Partial View script (file: ~/Views/MacroPartials/TAP Article Image Widget.cshtml) Research is still lacking to support a link between obesity and an increased risk of developing all types of cancer. Nevertheless, a review1 of more than 1,000 epidemiologic studies by the Internationa...

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