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Cancer patients need more than survival

Breast cancer drugs. ‘On goes the list, until you can barely shut the doors of your medicine cabinet. The pharmacist is your new best friend.’ Photograph: Jim Bourg/REUTERS The horror of a cancer diagnosis is unforgettable. It is the grimmest and

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

Dr. Wassim Abida, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, examined Bruce Fenstermacher, a patient taking part in a clinical trial. CreditGeorge Etheredge for The New York Times With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers

Hormel aims new line at serving cancer patients

Hormel sees potential new customers for its shelf-stable foods: cancer patients. The company known for Dinty Moore stews and Spam canned meats is promoting microwavable meals it says cater to people who are going through chemotherapy and are sensitive to certain