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    • How Do Patients Decide Where to Seek Cancer Treatment? [GRACE :: Lung Cancer]
      Cancer is both a terrible, terrifying disease and big business.  With costs of care rising and delivery of medicine changing, independent private practice groups are increasingly uncommon and sole practitioners are rare.   Cancer care is now becoming consolidated a
    • Questions & Answers with Drs. Davies and Atkins, and patient Rusty Cline [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #13: Drs. Davies and Atkins, along with melanoma patient Rusty Cline, sat for a moderated Q&A with Dr. Jack West. [powerpress]
    • Why is Immunotherapy More Effective in Some Cancers Than Others? - Part 2 [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #12: In Part 2 of 2 videos on this topic, Dr. Michael Atkins explains why immunotherapy appears to be more effective in such cancers as melanoma, lymphomas, and kidney, lung, bladder, and head and neck cancers. [powerpress]
    • Why is Immunotherapy More Effective in Some Cancers Than Others? - Part 1 [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #11: In Part 1 of 2 videos on this topic, Dr. Michael Atkins explains why immunotherapy appears to be more effective in such cancers as melanoma, lymphomas, and kidney, lung, bladder, and head and neck cancers. [powerpress]
    • The Patient Perspective [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #10: "For all of the scholarly individuals here to give you the science, I'm here to give you the proof," is how stage IV melanoma patient Rusty Cline kicks off the story of his remarkable response to immunotherapy. [powerpress]
    • Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects - Part 2 [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #9: In Part 2 of 2 videos on this topic, oncology nurse Dr. Marianne Davies discusses the side effects that cancer patients who undergo immunotherapy treatment may experience and how to minimize them. [powerpress]
    • Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects - Part 1 [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #8: In Part 1 of 2 videos on this topic, oncology nurse Dr. Marianne Davies discusses the side effects that cancer patients who undergo immunotherapy treatment may experience and how to minimize them. [powerpress]
    • Translating Tumor Genetics into Treatment Decisions [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Discovering how and why tumors grow has been informing the development of cancer therapies for decades. Generally, we know that tumor cells typically have too many “GO” signals telling them to keep growing and/or not enough “STOP” signals to counteract these growth
    • Questions & Answers with Drs. Pardoll, Hellmann, and Luke; Moderated by Dr. West [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Immunotherapy Forum Video #7: Drs. Pardoll, Hellman, and Luke sat for a moderated Q&A with Dr. Jack West. [powerpress]
    • What Are the Potential Side Effects? (An Immunotherapy Primer for Patients, Pt. 4) [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      While immunotherapies are sometimes considered to be nontoxic or minimally toxic alternatives to standard treatments such as chemotherapy, it is more appropriate to recognize that they can be exceptionally well tolerated but can also be associated with a distinct c
    • Which Cancers, and Which Patients? (An Immunotherapy Primer for Patients, Pt. 3) [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      It has been recognized for decades that some cancer types are more subject to immune-based treatments than others. Melanoma and renal cell carcinoma have historically been identified as among those most immunologically mediated, with spontaneous tumor shrinkage or
    • How Is Immunotherapy Administered? (An Immunotherapy Primer for Patients, Pt. 2) [GRACE :: Treatments & Symptom Management]
      Although the different types of immunotherapy, including vaccines, cytokines, and checkpoint blockade therapies, have many distinct features, they are all administered either into the skin or as intravenous (IV) infusion, despite the convenience and appeal of oral

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