Fall 2020 Vol. 10 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
Cancer in Minority Populations
Paying attention to the social determinants of health will promote greater equity in cancer outcomes for all.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Honor your own needs to establish a strong foundation for healing.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Finding the Middle Ground
Not all patients follow doctors' orders, which can be frustrating for their caregivers.
by Karen J. Bannan
The E-Cigarette Regulatory Landscape
The FDA is taking several steps to restrict and reduce e-cigarette use among youth.
by Carmine S. Leggett, PhD
Learning Medicare’s ABCDs
Medicare was established to help provide affordable health care coverage for older Americans. But Medicare beneficiaries with cancer can still face financial burdens related to their care.
by Kate Yandell
More Choices to Treat Lung Cancer
Advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy have led to better treatments for many patients with advanced lung cancer. But having a wider selection of therapies to choose from can make treatments more complex.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Worth the Wait
Neoadjuvant therapy—using treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation to shrink a tumor or treat unseen metastases before surgery—can improve outcomes for some patients.
by Sharon Tregaskis
An Unlikely Pivot
Medha Deoras-Sutliff's experience with breast cancer fueled her interest in advocacy for breast cancer patients and, more recently, her support for research on rare cancers.
by Lindsey Konkel
The Lost Poetry of Patient Stories
Medical histories capture a vital snapshot of a patient's health status. In his new book, hematologist-oncologist Mikkael A. Sekeres provides a richer narrative.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Experts offer advice on making caregiving work, the challenges of telemedicine, and absent friends.
Patients With Pets
A helping hand for pet owners receiving cancer treatment.
by Jackie Oshiro
Facts and Stats
A Brief History of Checkpoint Inhibitors
The advent of checkpoint inhibitors has broadened the range of cancer patients able to take advantage of immunotherapy.
by Bradley Jones
Forum discusses next-generation technologies that will guide oncology research and patient care in the years to come.
by Thomas CelonaOn Wearing a Brave Face for Myself and Others
A woman living with lung cancer reflects on the contrast between how people see her and how she feels as someone living with metastatic disease.
by Suzanne Adriana RemingtonCervical Cancer Found at Later Stages After 65
A study found women in California were more likely to have cervical cancer diagnoses at a later stage after age 65.
by Jon KelveyA Life Cycle of Fear
Wrestling with fears of recurrence after cancer returns.
by Carly Flumer