There’s no getting around it: advancing age puts you at higher risk of cancer. People over 65 account for 60% of all newly diagnosed cases of cancer. If you or a loved one have this disease, it’s always critical to stay up-to-date, as new research studies and services are always on the horizon. Here are a few to consider: First, given the often high costs of cancer drugs, researchers are now investigating whether doses of medication can be cut without jeopardizing treatment success. The goal is to find value, and cut out inefficiencies, in current medication regimens. Read more about this effort Here. Researchers are also discovering that better reporting of symptoms and side effects, via “real time” alerts to nurses, can lead to better outcomes. Read about the benefit of this simple “alert” tech tool Here. Finally, it’s critical for cancer patients and caregivers to have up-to-date, unbiased and easy to understand information, especially given the wide-array of confusing info you may find on the web. Enter The Contact Center, a National Cancer Institute-funded info center run out of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. It’s open to anyone with a question or concern, and it provides valuable guidance and information from the most basic questions to the most sophisticated concerns. Reach out to The Contact Center Here.