More Than Just a Statistic

Date: August 4th, 2015

One in three U.S. women will get cancer in her lifetime. Beverlye Hyman Fead was one of those women. One in 25 people living in the U.S. is a cancer survivor. Beverlye is also a survivor.    In fact you can look at Beverlye’s cancer journey and identify stats that create a scrapbook of sorts that details her path from her diagnosis to today. Of course, Beverlye isn’t just a statistic; she has personal story to tell. But more on that a bit later. Statistics have a profound

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Innovation Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

Date: February 1st, 2006

New drugs and other treatments for cancer are helping more Americans survive the disease, even as it affects an increasing number of people, a trio of experts said at a briefing in Washington, D.C., in October. "We are in the midst of a revolution," said J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, deputy chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society, based in Atlanta. "Now there's real hope." New therapies, in combination with higher screening rates and better diagnostics, have resulted in better medical outcomes for

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Caregiver Involvement Leads to Better Cancer Outcomes

Date: October 1st, 2005

Those who have been diagnosed with colon cancer will tell you that the support of friends and relatives is invaluable. A survey of over 100 oncologists shows that physicians agree, and that caregiver involvement can lead to better disease outcomes in elderly colon cancer patients. The survey, commissed by the Alliance for Aging Research, was conducted as part of the program “Colon Cancer: Caring for the Aging,” that aims to increase awareness about the importance of caregiver involvement in disease management

Learning More About Breast Cancer

Date: July 1st, 2005

Gatherings of breast cancer researchers have been surprisingly upbeat events lately, as scientists are beginning to feel that maybe - just maybe - they’re making some real progress toward understanding the disease. “It’s actually amazing,” said Jennifer Eng-Wong, M.D., M.P.H., a medical oncologist with the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. “We just had our big oncology meeting and at the end of the presentation of the studies for breast cancer, the response was overwhelming elation

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Tiny Tales

Date: April 1st, 2005

We are on the verge of a new age of discovery that would pique the curiosity of Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. In the heavens, we have glimpsed a solar system outside of our own whose glimmers of light will tell us much about the molecules of the distant planets’ atmospheres. On earth, we have developed new tools to see, move, and actually change the properties of molecules around us—and in us. And this has led to tantalizing questions. What if doctors

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Medicare Non-Coverage of New Oral Cancer Treatments: A Hard Pill to Swallow

Date: October 1st, 2001

Promising new drugs are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer. But as so often happens, the federal bureaucracy has yet to catch up with scientific advances. As a result, millions of Americans may be denied potentially life-saving cancer drugs. The reason? As bizarre as it sounds, it's because some of the new the cancer treatments are in the form of pills. That's right - pills that patients would swallow in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. Under current law, Medicare will