Answer: C. The first pancancer drug, Vitrakvi (larotrectinib), was approved in November 2018. Learn more at cancerhealth.com/pancancer.
Answer: B. Aretha Franklin died of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in August 2018. Learn more at cancerhealth.com/aretha.
Answer: C. The human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B vaccines can prevent certain cancers, but new experimental cancer vaccines fight tumors. See “A Shot at a Cure.”
Answer: F. CAR-T therapies are approved for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and large B-cell lymphoma in adults. See “Pioneering Patient.”
Answer: E. Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, but it is for anyone who faces distressing symptoms at any stage of cancer. See “The New Palliative Care.”
Answer: C. In October 2019, Mathew Knowles revealed he has breast cancer. Learn more at cancerhealth.com/malebreastcancer.
Answer: B. People with melanoma respond better if they don’t take probiotics. Learn more at cancerhealth.com/microbiome.
Answer: B. Xerostomia means dry mouth. Learn nutrition strategies at cancerhealth.com/drymouth.
Answer: E. PARP inhibitors, HER2 inhibitors and CDK4/6 inhibitors treat advanced breast cancer. Learn more at cancerhealth.com/targeted.
Answer: D. More than 16.9 million Americans have a history of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Learn more at cancerhealth.com/survivors.