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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate the safety of new medicines and determine the most appropriate treatment dose. They also provide insight into how effective the treatment may be. The advances and insights gained through Phase I clinical trials plays a vital role in helping us bring the newest cancer treatments to more patients...

BY Lisly Chery, M.D.

People never want to be just a number, a chart or a diagnosis. They want their doctors to know them — to see them as real people and not just...

BY Jim Allison, Ph.D.

For a long time, immunotherapy was considered nonsense by many people in mainstream cancer medicine. It had been tried for years, starting...

BY David Wight

Looking back, I wish I’d asked more questions when I was first diagnosed with bladder cancer in July 2010.

I have plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma, a rare and very aggressive type of bladder cancer that spreads through the blood. But because my local doctors didn’t know that at the time, it led to not just one, but four separate recurrences — despite the tumor being entirely within my bladder and having my bladder surgically removed...

Bladder cancer survivor and immunotherapy clinical trial participant David Wight

BY Keith Fox

After I was diagnosed with stage IV bladder cancer in September 2014, I experienced many of the stages of grief.

My doctor initially...

BY Karen Duddlesten

Caring for my husband, Wayne, during his cancer journey enriched my life because we were able to spend so much time together. 

BY Julie Penne

When Maja Latham’s father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer, she got aggressive, too.

As the “researcher” in...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’ve probably heard of immunotherapy. But what exactly is it? And who should consider immunotherapy?

At its most basic, immunotherapy...

BY Doug Jones

I have always heard people say, “Now is not a good time to quit!” There is always a time when you are less stressed, less busy or maybe more...

BY Clayton Boldt

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarette use has grown rapidly among teens in the past few years...