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October 2017 Vol 3 No 5

The Many Wonders of Transplant
PoetryTransplants
This creative poem by Amir Steinberg, MD, is inspired by the Broadway show "Hamilton," and explores the virtues of stem-cell transplantation.
Chemo-Induced Hair Loss Still a Major Concern for Patients
ChemotherapySide-Effects Management
A new survey of patients with breast or ovarian cancer showed that hair loss is among the most-dreaded side effects for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Free/Low-Cost Travel Expenses During Cancer Treatment
Financial Support
A look at valuable resources that can help patients and their loved ones alleviate the financial burden of paying for lodging while undergoing treatment.
A Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride by BMS Employees Raises Money for Cancer Research
Cancer FundraisingCancer Research
For the fourth year, Bristol-Myers Squibb employees took part in a cross-country bike ride as part of the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer Ride to raise money for cancer research.
Important Changes in Lung Cancer Therapy Reported at ESMO 2017
Cancer ResearchImmunotherapyLung Cancer
Significant developments in the treatment of lung cancer were reported at the 2017 annual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Madrid, Spain.
Telling Your Children You Have Cancer
Family Members
Carefully explaining a cancer diagnosis and how it will affect your children's lives can help alleviate some fears that children may have.
Finding Empowerment Through Breast Cancer
Breast CancerSurvivorship
"My message to other patients is that it is crucial for women diagnosed with breast cancer to be armed with information and to know their treatment options," says Julie Rosenberger.
What Is Personalized Medicine, and Why Is It Important for Cancer Treatment? Interview with Dr. Ross Maclean
ImmunotherapyPersonalized Medicine
An interview with Ross Maclean, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Head of Medical at Precision Health Economics, Princeton, NJ, about the importance of personalized medicine in the treatment of cancer.
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