Fall 2013 Vol. 03 Issue 03
Editor's LetterCancer Research: Worth Paying For
Kevin McLaughlin discusses how one survivor's faith in science underscores the importance of continued funding for cancer research.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer GuideHave Cancer, Will Travel
With planning, most patients and survivors can experience the rejuvenation that comes with getting away.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
A Clear Vision
Asking the right questions can help patients living with metastatic cancer understand the risks and benefits of recommended treatments and formulate their goals more effectively.
by Charlotte Huff
As cancer survivor numbers grow and longevity increases, researchers study how to ease symptoms and side effects.
by Melissa Weber
More Than a Signature
The informed consent process is designed to ensure that patients understand risks. But new advances involved in genetic testing and tissue donation may make signing on the dotted line more complex than ever.
by Stephen Ornes
Sorting Through Information Overload
Help your loved one conquer the mountain of medical and financial information that cancer brings on.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Survivor ProfileBetting on Science
Diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer, Jack Whelan is a passionate booster for research, clinical trials and affordable treatments.
by Betty Russell
Yesterday & TodayFrom Desire to Daisy
Whether it was a star turn playing Blanche DuBois or Daisy Werthan, Jessica Tandy sparkled in a tough role. That didn't change after her cancer diagnosis.
by Karen Patterson
Q&ASupport in Any Language
Patient advocate Ivis Febus-Sampayo promotes support services for cancer patients in minority communities.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
On weighing acupuncture for cancer-related symptoms, getting help while caring for a parent, and having pets during treatment.
Get InvolvedSending Get Well Wishes
Joan A. Smith organizes volunteers' efforts to send cards to cancer patients.
by Maria Wolf
In the Moment- Fall 2013
Oscar Llerena, Kimberlee Eshbaugh, Julie Garrabrant.
Shirley Muñoz wants to use her experience as a younger lung cancer patient to break down barriers to care for her community through translation and advocacy.
by Cameron WalkerThe More You Know About Cancer Prevention
Studies found awareness gaps about cancer prevention strategies such as screening and vaccination may reduce benefits from these tactics.
by Cancer Research CatalystUsing Acupuncture and Massage to Manage Side Effects
New research finds acupuncture and massage are associated with pain reduction for patients with advanced cancer.
by Laura Gesualdi-GilmoreReal-world Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma
Study shines a light on the differences in outcomes between clinical trial patients with multiple myeloma and those receiving cancer treatment in their community.
by Sandra Gordon