December 2015

For Patients With Lung Cancer, New Therapies Offer Reason to Hope

December 15, 2015

Cover Story

FDA approval of two immunotherapies to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), an ever-expanding understanding of the disease’s molecular differences, and new screening guidelines for high-risk patients to detect lung cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage, are helping patients live longer.

Revisiting Surgical Interventions for Pancoast Tumor Related Pain

December 10, 2015

Partner Perspectives

Superior sulcus tumors make up less than 5% of non–small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) but are associated with a number of debilitating symptoms that are particularly challenging to treat.

Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer With Multidisciplinary Care

December 03, 2015

Feature Story

Navigation is an essential component of quality care for patients with lung cancer and their family caregivers, and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is working to improve lung cancer outcomes through its Community Hospital Center of Excellence (COE) program.

Compression Devices Improve Life With Lymphedema in More Ways Than One

December 02, 2015

Feature Story

Patients with lymphedema may significantly reduce their chances of skin infection and lower their healthcare costs with an advanced pneumatic compression device (APCD), a newly published study has found.

Celebrating a Season of Hope and Progress

December 01, 2015

From the Chairman

What a year it has been for FDA approvals in oncology! With the holidays upon us, there is much to be thankful for in the world of cancer research, where advances in understanding tumor biomarkers have ushered in a host of new personalized therapies for many patients.

Breast Cancer Recurrence ... Many Years Later

November 25, 2015

Nurse's Notes

One of the great mysteries in oncology practice is the return of breast cancer many years after its initial diagnosis and treatment. And by many years, I mean 15 or even 20 years later, at a time when a woman least expects it to return.