Innovations & Research

The people and places racing to revolutionize cancer care.

No Warrior Left Behind

For Shepherd Therapeutics founder David Hysong, “rare isn’t rare” is more than just a slogan when it comes to oncology. It is a battle cry rooted in his personal fight against cancer.

The Danger Unseen

A common medication used to treat acid reflux was taken off the market two years ago, but its health hazards—including cancer risk—are ongoing.

Breaking Barriers

Women researchers are important to cancer science, yet the oncology field often fails at properly recognizing it. Organizations like Women Who Conquer Cancer and ResearcHERS are working to shatter the glass ceiling.

Claiming Control

While pushing for the option of women taking matters into their own hands when it comes to birth control, Saundra Pelletier was doing the same with her breast cancer diagnosis.

Forging a Future

The research behind the mRNA-based vaccines used to minimize severe COVID-19 cases has another potential use—fighting cancer.

Layer by Layer

To give a more personal touch to cancer care, the medical industry is harnessing the power of 3D printing.

Making It Personal

While an incredible advancement, immunotherapy doesn’t work for every warrior—especially young women. By aiming to tailor treatment and customize care, precision medicine is ushering in a new era of improving immuno-oncology.

Cool, Calm & Collected

Thergy, a “cancer care solutions” brand, has revolutionized radiation and chemotherapy treatment with the introduction of ARC, their skin-saving solution.

Me, Myself and Medicine

Dr. Nita Lee, an OB-GYN at the University of Chicago, says the COVID-19 pandemic allowed her team to embrace a more patient-forward approach to tackling cancer.

#FighterFriday: Sanda Cohen

November is Lung Cancer Prevention Month and we interviewed Sandra Cohen, a stage IV lung cancer warrior with a new lease on life.