What the Future of Cancer Care May Hold Under President-Elect Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is now the President-elect after crossing 270 Electoral College votes after the commonwealth of Pennsylvania was called for the now president-elect, winning the 2020 presidential election. In January he will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States of America, which could offer a different

Regular Cancer Screenings are Essential for Early Detection and Long-Term Health

The pandemic put many health screenings and regular check-ups on hold. But as regulations ease, it is important to stay on top of necessary appointments to ensure early detection and preventative measures. After all, keeping up with annual check-ups and appropriate screenings can be an essential step toward long-term health. Typically, cancer screenings are routine

Why Pancreatic Cancer is so Deadly

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died on Sunday more than a year after he announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The cause of his death was not immediately announced. Trebek revealed in March 2019 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, triggering an outpouring of support. Earlier this year, Supreme

How to Live With the Cancer You May Never Get

Three years ago, Mary Margaret, 31, from Vermont, learned that her BRCA gene has a mutation that may well one day cause cancer. “I’m not actually sick. I may not ever be sick,” she says. “I’ve just been told I might get something eventually.” It’s a strange experience, to be told you’re fine — but

Delaying Cancer Care Costs Lives

Even as the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the delivery of many kinds of health care, a new study suggests that delaying cancer treatment by even a month can raise your risk of dying by 6% to 13%, and that risk keeps rising the longer treatment is delayed. The increased risk of death for seven types

Improvements to Cancer Clinical Trials After COVID-19 Wreckage

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolled across North America earlier this year, cancer clinics shut their doors, patients stayed home, and oncology researchers contemplated an unthinkable setback as laboratory closures and trial freezes threatened the demise of years of research. "Around 1000 organizations have reported trial disruption, consistent with a reported ~80% decrease in new patients

Discount Drug Plan Needs Congressional Reform

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect low-income families and individuals across the United States, easily accessible and affordable health care has never been more important. The 340B Drug Discount Program, which includes several Central Florida hospitals, was created to help patients receive high-quality affordable care and prescription medications. In the 340B program, drug