A Cancer Patient’s War on Cancer
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A Cancer Patient’s War on Cancer

Imagine a hospital ward 100 years from now. Will multi-drug resistant infections be as prominent as they are today? I suspect so, because as antibiotics evolve, so will the infectious diseases they target. It's an arms race in which both sides have a capacity to learn and adapt. Not so cancer. Cancers can't learn from each other. But cancer patients can. This profound imbalance in the capacity for learning is an advantage that all cancer patients share. It is our super power. And we barely use it.
Hybrid cancer centers exploring links with NCI-designated institutions
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Hybrid cancer centers exploring links with NCI-designated institutions

Despite the many advances in oncology, important problems continue to beset the field, including rapidly rising costs, uneven patterns of care, and poor access to (and participation in) cancer trials. A model that has been recently developed and tested to address these issues is the so-called academic hybrid community cancer center.