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The Latest in Cancer Research from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Read the highlights from these Symposia.

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Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Survivors

by Christie Pratt-Pozo, MA, DHSC

Advances in early detection and the development of new treatment options have increased survival rates for people with lung cancer over the last decade. However, many of these improvements are associated with long-term side effects. Advances in sup­portive care have changed the cancer experience for many people. Sup­portive care is a valuable part of the success of treat­ment and helps to provide positive outcomes.

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Integrative Oncology

by Shelly Latte-Naor, MD, and Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer while in her early 50s. In the months following her diag­nosis, she underwent surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. While bat­tling the physical, psychological, and social side effects of her treatment, she diligently followed her doctor’s instruc­tions and her nurse’s advice. She asked questions at every appointment and stayed informed through various online patient resources. However, during the course of her treatment and in the months that followed, she found herself increas­ingly faced with questions that did not seem to have easy answers.

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