A widely anticipated study has concluded neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people.
The high cost of cutting-edge treatments threatens to keep precision medicine, one of the most celebrated areas in cancer care, out of reach for many patients.
Health insurance doesn’t typically cover fertility preservation care, so patients and their families may be deterred by the cost.
Black people and Native Americans are under-represented in clinical trials, even when the drugs are aimed at a cancer that disproportionately affects them.
Rural cancer patients would likely survive just as long as their city-dwelling counterparts if they received “guideline care” available in clinical trials.
CRISPR was used to introduce mutations into cells that see what effects these mutations have on the cell.
Dr. José Baselga resigned on amid reports that he had failed to disclose millions in payments from health care companies in dozens of research articles.
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about patients saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about them, but success is, in fact, rare.
One of the world’s top breast cancer doctors failed to disclose millions of dollars in payments from drug and health care companies in recent years.
At issue is a chemical called acrylamide, a byproduct of coffee roasting also present in many other foods that are roasted, fried or baked.
For frail nursing home residents, breast cancer surgery can harm their health and even hasten death.
Most commercial insurers are covering CAR-T immunotherapies now, but they do so on an individual basis, writing single-patient agreements each time.
Follow these 10 recommendations and you should be able to cut your risk of cancer as well as your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.