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- Discussing Your Treatment Plan
Talk with your doctor about how medications may affect your lifestyle and what side effects to expect. Ask about new therapies on the market, as well.
- Managing Your Symptoms
Work together with your doctor to determine if your symptoms are related to your blood cancer or maybe another cause. And share how you prefer to consume information.
- Treatments for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Depending on your type, your doctor may recommend surgery or radioactive iodine ablation. Learn about the different treatments.
- Patrick Dempsey Reimagines Cancer Care
Patrick Dempsey, People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” founded free cancer centers in Maine. They honor his mom’s battle and provide a sense of community.
- ASH President Reflects Before Annual Meeting on Hematology
Robert Brodsky, MD, thinks back on his year as president of the American Society of Hematology and the latest advances in treating blood disorders.
- Disparities in Genetic Testing
Not everyone has equal access to tests that pinpoint genetic conditions. Why the inequality? And what’s being done to bridge the gap?
- New Blood Tests May Detect Cancer Earlier
Could liquid biopsies detect cancer sooner? Sanjay Juneja, MD, discusses how they differ from at-home genetic tests like 23andMe.
- Daily Miracles: A Look Inside the King Hussein Cancer Center
Explore King Hussein Cancer Center's approach to cancer care in Amman. See how they use research, education, and patient care to transform treatment.
- The 4 Ps of Cancer Care: Policy, Politics, Priorities, and Prevention
AstraZeneca's David Fredrickson is encouraged by the latest cancer research and discusses the four Ps: Policy, Politics, Priorities, and Prevention.
- The Five-Year Survival Rate for Pancreatic Cancer Is Increasing
Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, Chief Science Officer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), shares her insights on the steady increase in the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer.
- Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Samantha Harris of "Dancing With the Stars" fame credits restorative yoga with helping her recover after breast cancer surgery.
- Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Europe vs. the U.S.
Fabrice Barlesi, MD, PhD, general director of Institut Gustave Roussy, one of the world's leading cancer centers, discusses Europe's approach to cancer treatment and prevention.
- Is the Phrase "A Cure for Cancer" Outdated?
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Sanjay Juneja, MD, Chief of Oncology, Baton Rouge General Hospital, about multiple strategies and treatments for cancer and why the phrase "a cure for cancer" might be outdated.
- New Surgical Treatments for Cancer Care
A surgeon outlines advances in cancer treatments, touching on “the three t’s: timing, technique, and technology.”
- Cancer Treatments Through the Years
From dried wolf’s tongue to immunotherapy, we’ve come a long way in the treatment of cancer. Centuries of progress in killing cancer cells.
- Cancer Rate Disparities By Race and Ethnicity
Which group has the highest cancer death rate? We break it down by cancer type and race/ethnicity.
- Reducing Disparities in Cancer Care
Certain groups have a higher cancer rate than others, depending on things like race and income. So what’s being done to broaden access to better care?
- Four Key Ways to Help Prevent Cancer
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, outlines four key ways to lower your risk of cancer, taken from his new book, "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk."
- Reviving Interventional Therapies for Cancer Pain Management
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Michael Byas-Smith, MD, Medical Director, Capital Caring Schaufeld Family Advanced Pain Clinic, about managing cancer pain with alternative interventional therapies.
- Doing Handstands to Fund Pediatric Cancer Research
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Caryn Freiberger, organizer of the Gotham Gymnastics Handstand Walk with Eloise, about her initiative to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research.
- Early Detection May Define the Future of Pancreatic Cancer Care
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, chief science officer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), about new screening tests for pancreatic cancer and the hope of finding this hard-to-diagnose condition earlier.
- A Global Perspective on Cancer
HRH Princess Ghida Talal, a champion of cancer research and prevention, gives John Whyte, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at WebMD, insight into the international fight.
- The Growth of Immunotherapy
Historically, there were three treatments for cancer: radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. A fourth option, immunotherapy, has grown in scope and capability in the past 20 years.
- Cancer Screenings and Prevention
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and gastroenterologist Paul Limburg, MD, talk about the incredible advances in cancer screenings over the past several years, especially for colorectal cancers.
- What Is Precision Medicine for Cancer?
Sometimes treatments work differently on people with the same exact cancer. That’s where precision medicine comes in.
- Who Should Consider Genomic Testing?
Genomic testing can help determine what treatment is best for your specific cancer, but it’s more helpful in some cases than in others.
- An Inside Look at Genomic Testing for Cancer
The standard treatment for cancer used to be chemotherapy. With the creation of genomic testing, doctors can target the disease more.
- Why Is Genomic Testing Performed?
Genomic testing is a relatively new process that allows a tumor to be tested to look for mutations that are driving the cancer’s growth.
- What to Expect From Genomic Testing
Genomic testing is changing how treatment is prescribed and given. There are several ways it can be done, with different timelines.
- How Targeted Therapy Works for Cancer
Targeted drugs can be tailored based on your specific cancer, allowing for much more precise treatment.
- Cancer in Context: What Role Does Sugar Play?
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and Lewis Cantley, MD, a professor of cancer biology at Weill Cornell Medicine, discuss the connection between sugar, obesity, and certain cancers. Does glucose feed cancer cells?
- How Immunotherapy Works
There are several types of immunotherapy, each with specific ways of combating cancer. Find out what this treatment can do for your body.
- Inside the Visit: Immunotherapy
Ray Gillespie had a very serious diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but CAR T-cell therapy has worked wonders for him and his daily life.
- Cancer in Context: Rise of GI Cases
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and medical oncologist Timothy Cannon, MD, discuss the rise of gastrointestinal cancers from your esophagus to your colon. Is there a link to red meat and infectious diseases? And what does the latest research reveal?
- What COVID-19 Has Taught Us, With Richard Pazdur, MD
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and Richard Pazdur, MD, of the FDA, discuss why cancer patients feel forgotten during the pandemic and what doctors will take away in terms of treatment.
- Changes in Drug Development With Richard Pazdur, MD
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and Richard Pazdur, MD, of the FDA, discuss the approval of cancer drugs and how those drugs have grown so much better.
- The Latest Research With Elizabeth Jaffee, MD
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and Elizabeth Jaffee, MD, of Johns Hopkins, discuss immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, and genetics.
- Cancer Prevention With Lisa Richardson, MD
John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer at WebMD, and Lisa Richardson, MD, director of the Division of Cancer Prevention at the CDC, discuss data and the latest research on all things cancer.
- Pros and Cons of Immunotherapy
Any therapy has a list of possible downsides, but sometimes the benefits far outweigh them. Here's what to consider during your cancer treatment.
- Clinical Trials and Immunotherapy: What to Know
What goes into making sure a type of immunotherapy is safe to take? Learn more about this cancer treatment and what to ask your oncologist.
- Cancers Immunotherapy Can Treat
A blood specialist covers which cancers respond to immune therapies, from lymphoma to lung cancer.
- Exercise Tips During Immunotherapy Treatment
You may feel like skipping your workout, but new research shows that exercise boosts your immune system when fighting cancer.