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Cancer Today Magazine Spring Issue Highlights Immunotherapy, Palliative Care, Drug Repurposing

April 17, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA — The spring 2014 issue of Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features stories on the latest developments in immunotherapy, how palliative care can benefit cancer patients, and repurposing drugs developed to treat other conditions for use in fighting cancer. Cancer Today Spring 2014

Published quarterly by the AACR, Cancer Today is an authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration to help readers face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and caregiving.

This issue of Cancer Today includes “Unleashing the Immune System,” a feature that describes how the immune system can attack and destroy cancer. “Palliative Care Explained” shows how palliative care addresses the symptoms, side effects, and stresses of cancer treatment. “Using Old Drugs in New Ways” discusses how drugs designed to treat other diseases are being applied to cancer prevention and treatment.

Also, Cancer Today interviews Cate Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Edwards, who died of metastatic breast cancer in 2010, and John Edwards, former U.S. senator and presidential hopeful. The younger Edwards seeks to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer.

To read these stories and others, go to Cancer Today, or follow the magazine on Facebook and Twitter.

Visit the magazine’s website for coverage of the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, especially the AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program.

Cancer Today also publishes a free monthly e-newsletter, which contains links to web exclusives, information about events and resources, and highlights from new issues.

Media are welcome to use information from Cancer Today; however, we ask that you cite the source.

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