Fall 2022 Vol. 12 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
Cancer and Aging
Cancer cells exploit an aging "infrastructure" to threaten life in those 60 and older.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Thriving as a Survivor
Learn to live well in the years after cancer treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Nurture a Circle of Support
Leaning on others can help to make you a better caregiver.
by K.J. Bannan
A Call to Eliminate Inequities
The AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report highlights the progress being made toward cancer health equity and stresses the need to address this complex public health issue.
by Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH
Caught in the Middle
Adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer often lag behind children and older adults in benefiting from treatment advances and social support.
by Cameron Walker
Chemo or Not?
Tumor profiling tests that predict the likelihood of distant recurrence can help some women with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer decide on treatments after surgery.
by Kris Conner
Taking Stock of CAR T-Cell Therapy
Five years after the FDA approved the first CAR T-cell therapy, use of the treatment has expanded to many patients with blood cancer.
by Kendall K. Morgan
A Recovery Mindset
Researcher and esophageal cancer survivor Laurie Betts leans into past lessons learned, including the value of service to others, to get through cancer.
by Lindsey Konkel Neabore
Stay Engaged in Life
Journalist Helen Epstein’s memoir provides a candid account of nurturing her passions during treatment, even as the world shuttered its doors during the pandemic.
by Marci A. Landsmann
The Power of Play
Pediatric cancer survivor Eric Newman launched the Roc Solid Foundation, which builds playsets for children who have cancer.
by Thomas Celona
Facts and Stats
Rules for Healthy Living
Updated guideline reinforces the role of plant-based foods and heart-pumping activities for cancer survivors.
by Thomas Celona
Study finds supervised physical activity can help improve quality of life and reduce fatigue among people with metastatic breast cancer.
by Thomas CelonaFinding Answers in Prostate Cancer
PSMA PET imaging is helping clinicians more accurately stage prostate cancer and provide precision treatment.
by Sandra GordonIs Chemo-free Treatment Coming for HER2-positive Breast Cancer?
Evidence grows that some people with HER2-positive breast cancer may do well on HER2-targeted therapy alone.
by Myles StarrGermline Genetic Testing Lags Behind Guidelines
Low rates of germline genetic testing in cancer patients means information that could affect treatment isn’t available.
by Jon Kelvey