Alexandria Carolan is a reporter with The Cancer Letter. She joined the publication in 2019. 

Her work focuses on a wide range of oncology issues including appropriations, diversity and, most recently, gender-related bias. 

Alexandria has worked as an editorial associate at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, where she wrote for The ASCO Daily News, and edited ASCO Educational Book and meeting programs. Alexandria holds a B.A. in journalism and English from the University of Maryland (2018), where she wrote for the university’s independent student newspaper, The Diamondback. 

She has written for local newspapers and magazines, where she covered city affairs, crime, science and technology, and bias. Alex’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Capital News Service, Asbury Park Press, Bethesda Beat and Bethesda Magazine.

Latest Stories

Cancer History Project
In a panel discussion this week, five leaders in oncology proposed an action plan for tackling cancer health disparities and enhancing health equity.  
In a panel discussion this week, four cancer centers directors described how their experiences as immigrants have shaped their approach to oncology and the U.S. healthcare system. 
Carol Fabian recalls the emotional hardship that came with treating women for breast cancer in the 1970s and eighties. 
A band of “Cancer Cowboys” once known as the ALGB—Acute Leukemia Group B—are, in large part, responsible for flipping the mortality rate of childhood leukemia from 90% to 10%, where it stands today.  
A panel convened by the Cancer History Project for Black History Month started with a discussion of mentorship, and concluded with a big underlying concept—justice.
COVID-19 & Cancer
As omicron infections and hospitalizations continue to peak in the U.S., a high-stakes battle over the national public health response is being fought in the rafters of political Washington.