Cancer Health Summer 2024

Cancer Health Summer 2024

In every issue, you’ll find cutting-edge health information and the hottest topics of interest to people with cancer and their loved ones.

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Jim Plotkin

Playing With Cancer

When Jim Plotkin was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his sports hobbies helped him through the rough patches.

Cancer Health 25

Cancer Health 25: People Who Power Clinical Trials

This year’s Cancer Health 25 spotlights the power and the promise of clinical trials.

Editor’s Letter

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Research & Rewards

The breadth of talent and the time devoted to cancer clinical trials is truly awesome.


Cancer Patients Worry About Losing Their Pets

The cost of caring for pets can be a big challenge, finds a survey by CancerCare’s Pet Assistance & Wellness Program.

1 in 5

People with cancer participate in some form of clinical research.

Olivia Munn and Francis Collins

Very Public Disclosures

Olivia Munn and Francis Collins, MD, PhD, candidly discussed their cancer diagnoses

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A Boost for Patient Navigation

Seven major insurance companies are expanding coverage to include patient navigators. Plus more!

Care & Treatment

T-Cell Targeting Cancer Cells

Vaccines for Hard-to-Treat Cancers

A better understanding of how the immune system responds to cancer has renewed hopes

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Can Injections Replace Infusions?

Studies have yielded promising results for injectable versions of Keytruda, Tecentriq and more.

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FDA OKs Two Novel Immunotherapies

Read more about the two new types of cancer immunotherapy

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Do Accelerated Approvals Measure Up?

Of the 129 indications that received accelerated approval during 2013—2023, 48 were converted to regular approval.


Megan-Claire Chase

We Need to Talk About NED

A survivor of breast cancer with no evidence of disease (NED), Megan-Claire Chase, aka Warrior Megsie, recounts the turbulent relationship.


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Cancer Prevention

You can take several steps to reduce your risk for cancer.


Paul Edmonds photos

A Double Cure

Paul Edmonds received a special type of stem cell transplant that cured both leukemia and HIV.

Can Heal

Stacey S. Latimer

Lessons and Blessings

Bishop Stacey S. Latimer, who has metastatic prostate cancer and HIV, finds healing power in clinical trials, spiritual journeys and more.

Your Team

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Get Attuned to Music Therapy

Meet Karen Popkin, a board-certified music therapist and a licensed creative arts therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


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Resources for Latinos

The following cancer resources are tailored to Latinos and Spanish speakers.


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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Cancer treatment can negatively affect your quality of sleep. But you can take effective steps to ensure you get the critical rest you need.

Good Stuff

Love Heals Journal

A Peaceful Summer

Embrace meditative outlets with an affirmation-filled adult coloring book, luxury journal, comforting chemo care package and more.


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Clinical Trials Survey

Share your experience with clinical trials.

Digital Edition

Cancer Health Summer 2024

Read the digital edition.


Hot topics

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