Fall 2016 Vol. 06 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
Geriatric Oncology: Cancer Care Comes of Age?
A medical subspecialty focusing on older adults with cancer is emerging as the U.S. population ages.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Choosing the Right Response
Take a no-apologies approach in response to insensitive remarks.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Advance care planning can ease stress for both patients and caregivers.
by Carly O'Brien
A Rural Challenge
Nearly 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only 3 percent of oncologists practice in them. Health care providers are establishing rural outposts and using advanced technology to diagnose and treat patients living in the country.
by Charlotte Huff
Cancer Comes Out
Members of LGBT community are at greater risk for some types of cancer. And those with cancer face challenges in getting the care and support they need.
by Cameron Walker
Reasons to Dream
Despite a metastatic lung cancer diagnosis, Emily Bennett Taylor was able to look beyond the illness in 2012 to her dream of raising a family. Today, with no evidence of disease, she is the mother of two baby girls.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Yesterday & Today
A Force of Nature
Known for the Christmas classic Santa Baby and her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, Eartha Kitt wowed audiences with her dancing, singing and acting. Her 2006 colorectal cancer diagnosis shocked those who knew her.
by Sharlene George
A Rare Drive
Chordoma survivor Josh Sommer brings together researchers and patients to develop better treatments for an uncommon cancer.
by Kate Yandell
Your Questions, Our Answers
Anxiety about cellphones and cancer, crowdfunding to help pay the bills, and the side effects of steroids.
A Time to Relax
Spa treatments offer silver linings for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
by Kate Yandell
In The Moment
Al Horwedel, Raina Joshi, Zoie Lewandowski.
Confusing informed consent forms are a common barrier to clinical trial participation. Researchers ask how they can be better designed for patients.
by Sandra GordonKeep That Colonoscopy Appointment
Experts weigh in on a recent study appearing to show that colonoscopy had lower-than-expected efficacy for preventing colorectal cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow GrossmanWhat We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.
by Jon KelveyThe Patient-Doctor Partnership
As more cancer patients take an interest in the science of their care, it’s vital to establish good relationships with doctors.
by Karon Warren