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Anticipating when cancer cells become resistant to treatment can help oncologists more quickly adjust their therapies. CHRISTOPH BURGSTEDT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images

Cancers are in an evolutionary battle with treatments – evolutionary game theory could tip the advantage to medicine

Applying the principles of ecology and evolution could help oncologists anticipate cancer drug resistance and optimize their treatment plans for patients.
Many women with metastatic breast cancer feel left out of annual ‘Pinktober’ awareness drives because these campaigns tend to focus on earlier, more curable stages of the disease. kali9/E+ via Getty Images

Breast cancer awareness campaigns can do a better job supporting women who’ve received a stage 4 diagnosis, instead of focusing only on early detection and ‘beating cancer’

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
The estimated lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy for someone who acquires HIV at age 35 is $358,380. YakubovAlim/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Combining an HIV vaccine with immunotherapy may reduce the need for daily medication

People with HIV need to take daily medication to keep the virus at bay. A study has found that a new treatment combination could boost immunity and control virus levels even after stopping medication.
Are you exhausted? Your immune cells might be too. from www.shutterstock.com

Five life lessons from your immune system

The cornerstone of our adaptive immune system is the ability to remember the various infections we have encountered. Quite literally, if it doesn’t kill you, it makes your immune system stronger.
Sen. John McCain pictured on July 27, 2017. McCain returned to Washington after surgery for glioblastoma to cast a ‘no’ vote to a Republican-backed bill to repeal Obamacare. Cliff Owen/AP Photo

Glioblastoma topples an American hero, but researchers will continue the fight

John McCain was known as a tough fighter and patriot, refusing to yield to his captors’ torture while he was imprisoned as a POW. In the end, cancer claimed him. Researchers say progress is coming.
In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano talks to an oncology nurse at a hospital in Clackamas, Ore. AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka

How kindness can make a difference in cancer care

Great strides have been made in cancer medicine over decades, but it’s important not to forget the growing role that kindness and empathy play in good care.
Applications to list drugs on the PBS are usually submitted by the manufacturers of those drugs. from shutterstock.com

We don’t need to change how we subsidise ‘breakthrough’ cancer treatments

Some argue the current system of subsidising drugs in Australia needs changing to accommodate new cancer therapies. But two recent drug listings show the current system is working perfectly well.
Some people taking these drugs can see their cancer completely disappear – there’s nothing left to see on their x-rays. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Cancer immunotherapy drugs like Keytruda and Opdivo hold hope for some, but there’s still a way to go

Imagine being able to offer hope to people with cancers once thought untreatable. Checkpoint immune drugs like Opdivo and Keytruda lead this new era in treatment. But they don’t work for everyone.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the Capitol July 25 to cast what was a tie-breaking vote to proceed to debate a bill to repeal Obamacare. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Glioblastoma, a formidable foe, faces a ‘reservoir of resilience’ in McCain

A diagnosis of glioblastoma did not keep John McCain from the Capitol to cast a crucial vote that could end Obamacare. His actions are a reminder that stats are one thing but human beings, another.
Former President Jimmy Carter in Aug., 2015 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter was undergoing treatment for advanced melanoma at the time. Via AP. David Goldman/AP

Melanoma: Taming a migratory menace

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can usually be cured when caught early. When it has spread, however, it becomes a challenge. Recent findings are bringing hope. Here are a few examples.

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