2019 ACCC Highlights

Genetic cancer screening and testing are valuable tools that can be used for the early detection of familial/hereditary cancer syndromes. However, people living in rural, medically underserved areas may have difficulty accessing these potentially life-saving services. Read More ›

Orlando, FL—Today’s patient with cancer is concerned with more than just cell counts. These patients want to discuss topics such as parenting, financial toxicity, and sex and intimacy, according to Laura Holmes Haddad, author of This Is Cancer, and a cancer survivor. Read More ›

Orlando, FL—Mary Elizabeth Williams, a journalist and author of A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer, was one of the first patients in the world to be enrolled in a groundbreaking combination immunotherapy clinical trial, and was one of the first to have a complete response to the treatment used in that trial. She is also white, educated, and privileged, and she openly admits that this played a role in her survival. Read More ›

The increased availability of wearable technologies has enabled patients to track and report their health outcomes, and, in ­theory, has helped healthcare providers manage their patients’ symptoms and utilize resources more effectively. Read More ›

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