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Trodelvy Lengthens Time to Disease Progression in Metastatic Breast Cancer

September 7th 2022

Trodelvy bested chemotherapy for progression-free survival in patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Peace Amid the Fear of Cancer

September 3rd 2022

I was paralyzed with fear before starting chemotherapy, but one oncology nurse helped me feel at ease.

Robin Roberts to Step Away from “GMA,” Former NFL Player Dies of Cancer and More

September 2nd 2022

From “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts stepping away from the show after her partner finished breast cancer radiation to a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer dying of leukemia, here is what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Timing of Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Unlikely to Influence Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates, Study Results Show

August 30th 2022

Patients with breast cancer who received post-mastectomy breast reconstruction had similar recurrence rates regardless of the timing of their reconstructive surgery, according to recent study findings.

I’m Not a ‘Cancer Warrior,’ But I Am a ‘Joy Warrior’

August 30th 2022

I’m giving cancer’s “battle language” an update and focusing my survivorship plan on emotional wellbeing and honesty.

Football Quarterback Len Dawson Dies of Cancer, Actress Jennette McCurdy Discusses Her Mom’s Cancer in Memoir and More

August 26th 2022

From the death of a football Hall of Famer and a golf champion to actress and former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy discussing her mother’s breast cancer in her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Create a Cancer-Fighting Superhero

August 25th 2022

Here's a step-by-step guide on how I drew the superhero that I wish existed to fight my wife's cancer.

A Cancer Lesson Learned from a Funky Pair of Shoes

August 24th 2022

Among the many lessons I’ve learned since my diagnosis with cancer, there’s one in particular that I refer to daily. It’s a lesson learned from wearing a pair of odd-looking shoes.

The Hard Truth About Young Women Facing Breast Cancer

August 22nd 2022

My doctor always told me that if you're old enough to fight for your country, then you're old enough to get breast cancer.

A Letter to Those Newly Diagnosed With Cancer, Including My Younger Self

August 22nd 2022

As I reflect on four years of “warriorhood” since being diagnosed with cancer, I wrote a letter to my younger self and others who are just receiving diagnosis.

I Don’t Regret My Choice to Forgo Chemotherapy

August 18th 2022

My choice to not undergo chemotherapy for breast cancer was not an easy one, but looking back, I don’t regret it.

Patient With Metastatic Breast Cancer Recalls Witness of Data Leading to Enhertu Approval in HER2-Low Disease

August 17th 2022

A patient with metastatic breast cancer recalls the emotional experience of being among the thousands of attendees who gave a standing ovation in an auditorium in Chicago when the results of the phase 3 DESTINY-Breast04 trial — which recently led to the FDA approval of Enhertu in HER2-low disease — were presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Was My Cancer Diagnosis Really a Fluke Like My Oncologist Said?

August 17th 2022

Prior to my breast cancer diagnosis, my only goal in life was for my son to turn 16 so he could drive me to and from the local bars. Now I can’t help but think that my cancer was meant for me to change my life.

Trodelvy Elicits Significant Survival Improvement in A Group of Patients With Pre-Treated Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 16th 2022

The use of Trodelvy was associated with a significant improvement in survival when compared with physician’s choice of chemotherapy in patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, according to recently announced study findings.

Unlike With Baseball, There Are No Rules When it Comes to Cancer

August 16th 2022

The rules of baseball are fair and as long as you do your best, the outcome is always desirable. But with cancer, there are no rules because cancer does what it likes and constantly changes the game.

Study to Investigate If Novel Drug Overcomes PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Breast Cancer

August 15th 2022

A phase 2 trial will analyze the novel drug ART4215 with Talzenna, a PARP inhibitor, for patients with BRCA-deficient breast cancer.

Patients With Cancer Should Speak Up About Mental Health Struggles if They Don’t Feel Heard, Expert Says

August 15th 2022

A psychiatrist advises patients with cancer to speak up about their mental health concerns during cancer treatment, as there are tools that can guide best next steps.

Patient Enrollment Expands in Trial Evaluating Novel Drug in Breast Cancer

August 12th 2022

After findings from an early-phase trial showed that the novel drug was associated with anti-tumor activity, investigators decided to continue enrolling more patients with ER-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Cancer, Bears and Fierce Compassion

August 12th 2022

Gender be damned, a mother bear’s “fierce compassion” became my default mode as I cared for my ailing adventure partner and soul mate.

BBC’s ‘EastEnders’ Star Announces Cancer Diagnosis, Leukemia Survivor Embarks on Nation-Wide Bike Ride to Diversify Transplantation Donors and More

August 12th 2022

From “EastEnders” star Samantha Womack announcing her breast cancer diagnosis in a tribute to Olivia Newton-John to a famous fashion designer’s death from liver cancer, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

Crying Over a Movie, Cancer and Lost Innocence

August 11th 2022

“Love Story,” the story about a young woman who falls in love and then dies of cancer, affects me differently now than it did when I was a teenager and no experience with either love or cancer.

FDA Grants Priority Review to Investigational Drug for a Subtype of Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 11th 2022

The FDA’s decision to grant the investigational drug elacestrant a priority review for patients with ER-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer was based on data that showed the treatment bested standard-of-care in terms of improving survival.

Expert Advises Patients With Breast Cancer They Can Forgo Certain Supplements

August 10th 2022

Many patients with breast cancer ask about the benefits of the supplement sulforaphane, but a naturopathic doctor advises patients that it is best to get the compound from food rather than supplements.

Honoring Olivia Newton-John, My Cancer Icon

August 9th 2022

Hearing the news of Olivia Newton-John’s death shocked me. I’d loved this lady since the early 70s. But shock wasn’t the only emotion I faced — along with it came overwhelming sadness and fear.

Olivia Newton-John Dies Decades After Receiving a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

August 8th 2022

Actress/musician Olivia Newton-John has died after a long bout with breast cancer.

Cancer Is Like a Hula Hoop, and I Need to Stay Inside My Circle

August 8th 2022

It’s hard to watch other people fight cancer, but I must remember to stay inside my safe zone — my hula hoop — and only run to aid them when they ask.

Few Patients With Breast Cancer Are Educated on Treatments' Impacts on Sexual Health

August 8th 2022

Although very few patients are informed about the effects that breast cancer treatments may have on their sexual health, many patients expressed wanting that information throughout all stages of their treatment, according to study findings.

An Online Group Helped Me Get Rid of Post-Mastectomy Items I Didn’t Need

August 5th 2022

I made too many late-night purchases for things that I thought I’d need after my mastectomy. Thankfully, the STOMP group helped me get rid of some of these items.

FDA Approves Enhertu for HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

August 5th 2022

The Food and Drug Administration approved Enhertu for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic HER2-low breast cancer — marking the first targeted drug for this newly defined breast cancer subtype.

Does My Cancer Give Me a Pass at Patience?

August 4th 2022

When my grandmother passed, I noticed my aunt was ruder than usual, and I wondered if I was like that during my cancer experience... and if the pain I was going through excused that behavior.