Fall 2018 Vol. 08 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-ChiefCAR-T Cells: ‘Bionic’ Immune Cells for Treating Cancer
T cells are being rebuilt to kill cancer cells.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer GuideGathering Perspective
A second opinion can provide additional information to determine the best treatment course.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceMake Your Mental Health a Priority
Recognize the signs of a serious mental illness and get help if you need it.
by Lisa O’Leary
Policy MattersA Growing Commitment to Cancer Survivors
The number of cancer survivors is growing. We must step up efforts to meet their needs.
by Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD
Cancer rehabilitation can help patients before and after treatment, but it's still not widely used.
by Cameron Walker
New Tactics for Bladder Cancer
After decades without treatment advances, options for patients with bladder cancer are now more numerous.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Raising Their Voices
People with metastatic breast cancer are demanding to be seen, counted and included in breast cancer research.
by Sue Rochman
Survivor ProfileThe Power of Patients
Janet Freeman-Daily helps put patients at the center of lung cancer research.
by Robin Meadows
Q&AA Critical Conversation
Palliative care specialist Jessica Nutik Zitter offers tips to help ensure that patients' values guide end-of-life decisions.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
A patient support expert offers guidance on how to respond to news of a friend's cancer diagnosis.
Get InvolvedHelping Kids Cope
Help with Hope delivers care packages to young people whose mother or father has received a cancer diagnosis.
by Lindsey Konkel
In the Moment- Fall 2018
Tanya Waring-Hearn, Amy Rowley, Elsie Young.
The FDA requires a warning with CAR T-cell therapies about an increased risk of cancer from the treatment. Should you be concerned?
by Sandra GordonOvercoming Lung Cancer Stigma With Understanding
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-Gilmore