Fall 2015 Vol. 05 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
The Immune System and Cancer
New insights into how the immune system can be unleashed are driving new treatments.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Cancer Research Needs Robust Federal Funding
Now's the time to show support for medical research funding.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Use the Internet Wisely
Learn how to evaluate information on websites.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
On the Path to Adulthood
Help your child or teenager with cancer grow and thrive.
by Ide Mills
To Test or Not to Test
Twenty-two years after the first of two breast cancer diagnoses, a survivor decides to undergo genetic testing.
by Cynthia Ryan
Breaking the Blood-Brain Barrier
Advances in treating brain metastases and reducing their side effects are bringing new hope to cancer patients.
by Sue Rochman
Colorectal Cancer: A Troubling Trend
More people are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer before 50, the recommended age to start screening.
by Charlotte Huff
The Work-Cancer Balance
Some patients want to work through illness and others need to, but juggling work responsibilities and treatment regimens can be a challenge.
by Leigh Labrie
Stop the Silence
Cancer survivor Cherry Sloan-Medrano works to encourage a conversation about cancer among Asians in the U.S.
by Jenny Song
Yesterday & Today
Taking Her Place
Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for vice president on a major-party ticket, used her political prowess to advocate for women's equality. In 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
by Sharlene George
Cancer survivor Emily McDowell creates greeting cards that give people the words to talk about a difficult disease.
by Stephen Ornes
Your Questions, Our Answers
Coping with weight gain while being treated, telling family and friends how you feel, and supporting parents who are used to taking care of themselves.
The Power of Helping
Twelve-year-old cancer survivor Peter Zucca starts a foundation to give back to kids with cancer.
by Leigh Labrie
In the Moment
Chris Hixon, Lesley K. Glenn, Kristina Giard-Bradford.
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa BergenA Look at Disparities Across Cancer Care
A new AACR report tracks progress in addressing cancer health disparities and identifies work that still needs to be done.
by Eric FitzsimmonsCredit Agencies to Remove Some Medical Debt From Reports
Changes to what medical debt is included in credit reports could give patients more time to resolve outstanding bills.
by Karon WarrenThe Mental Toll of a Cancer Diagnosis
New studies shine a light on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and suicide risk.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman