Health and Wellness

Considering Whether Criteria for Clinical Trials Exclude Too Many Patients

Clinical trials are a critical part of the development of new treatments. They rely on people who volunteer to participate and are then closely monitored by medical professionals in order to determine whether an investigational medicine is safe and effective for patients to use. When there is no treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a specific disease or when no approved treatments are successful for an individual patient, a clinical trial may offer the best chance of survival. This is especially true in rare cancers, which often have no FDA-approved treatment. Continue reading

Keytruda – what a 40% response rate has meant to me.

By Bill Drake, TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council Member

On September 11, 2013 I was diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma malignant tumor on my esophagus at my GI junction, inside my GI specialist’s office on Cape Cod. I was there for my routine “over 50” colonoscopy. Continue reading

Supporting Those Facing Cancer During the Holidays

By Leslie Condon, TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council Co-Chair

The holidays can be a challenging time for those facing cancer and their families. If you or someone you know wishes to give support to individuals and families who have been affected by cancer, consider these ideas: Continue reading

Remembering Loved Ones During the Holidays

By Leslie Condon, TargetCancer Foundation Advocacy Council Co-Chair

The holidays can trigger a lot of memories and emotions for family, especially for those who have lost a loved one. Reaching out to friends and family during this time can be especially meaningful and helpful to the grieving process. If someone you love is grieving, make an effort to connect with them. Some ideas for remembering a loved one during the holidays: Continue reading

Three Simple Ways To Boost Your Energy This Week

Today we are proud to feature our first guest post from certified Health Coach Jocelyn Kasper, PhD, MPH. Jocelyn has spent 15 years studying cancer biology, nutrition, and epidemiology. She works at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and runs a private practice, Your Nourishing Life, where she helps cancer patients and their loved ones feel their best through nutrition and lifestyle adaptations. We look forward to future contributions from her on the TargetCancer Foundation blog. 


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