Fall 2018 Vol. 08 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
CAR-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 Guide
A second opinion can provide additional information to determine the best treatment course.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Make Your Mental Health a Priority
Recognize the signs of a serious mental illness and get help if you need it.
by Lisa O’Leary
A 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
The Power of Patients
Janet Freeman-Daily helps put patients at the center of lung cancer research.
by Robin Meadows
A 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
Your Questions, Our Answers
A patient support expert offers guidance on how to respond to news of a friend's cancer diagnosis.
Helping 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
Tanya Waring-Hearn, Amy Rowley, Elsie Young.
AACR patient advocate forum explores how new clinical trial designs are accelerating drug testing.
by Thomas CelonaFinding Your Niche
Support groups offer community for people with cancer in a world that doesn’t understand their experience.
by Carly FlumerMaking Informed Consent Accessible
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 Grossman