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Author: Davis Shaver

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Davis Shaver

Davis Shaver is the editor of Oncology News, a Philly Publishing publication.

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At These Hotels and Spas, Cancer Is No Obstacle to Quality Care

Spa treatments, skincare products, and specialized meal options are just a few of the ways hotels are catering to cancer patients.

This non-alcoholic beer was designed for chemo patients

Could a beer developed for chemo patients lead to better patient outcomes?

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via www.toledoblade.com

Young cancer patients make edible bouquets for Mother’s Day

Toledo Blade visits with children fighting cancer as they make edible bouquets for their moms. Best part? “5 second rule? Not in oncology!”

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via www.philly.com

Mom writes touching tribute to CHOP nurses who cared for son with cancer

This mother's son died in April after four years fighting leukemia. He was 18. For Philly.com and National Nurse Week, she recognizes his caregivers at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania.

Oncologists: High confidence in medical marijuana despite limited clinical research

According to a new study published in this month's Journal of Clinical Oncology, medical marijuana may be getting prescribed more than the science currently warrants.

Outrageous scam uncovered by local police: Fake cancer plea on GoFundMe

Thirty miles from Syracuse, a couple is charged with using a GoFundMe page to fraudulently raise money for their son who they claimed was battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

“If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every cancer patient”

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia made a world-first policy statement today declaring that exercise should be part of every cancer patient's treatment plan.

The steep cost of delayed treatment

The link between high-deductible plans and adverse outcomes.

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via www.nytimes.com

Love Your Cancer Doctor? Get a Second Opinion

For the Times, Elizabeth S. Bennett addresses how difficult it can be to seek a second opinion when first coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis and potential treatment approaches.

📖 Book Review

The Emperor of All Maladies

This book should be required reading for American high school students.

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