Fall 2021 Vol. 11 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-Chief
Improving Clinical Trials
The fast pace of drug discovery should be matched by modernized clinical trials for wider access.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
The Fear of Being a Burden
Accepting help from others when you have a cancer diagnosis isn't a sign of weakness.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
The Money Discussion
Bringing up the topic of finances might feel taboo, but transparency can help ensure that caregivers can plan and pivot during a loved one's treatment.
by K.J. Bannan
The FDA Takes Steps to Curb Tobacco Use
The federal agency wants to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes, ban all flavors of cigars, and limit nicotine content.
by Nicholas Warren, PhD
More Options for Treating Melanoma
With targeted drugs, immunotherapies and treatment combinations now available, people with advanced melanoma have choices to make.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Oncology Takes on Cannabis
People take cannabis to treat an array of cancer-related symptoms and side effects. Legal prohibitions have stymied attempts at research into cannabis in cancer patients, but doctors are finding creative ways to study its effects.
by Kate Yandell
Rethinking Clinical Trials
Could changes spurred by safety concerns during the pandemic make clinical trials more accessible to patients?
by Charlotte Huff
A Plan of Action
Jamil Rivers supported her husband through two serious illnesses before she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Her experiences as a Black woman undergoing treatment inspired her to tackle health inequities.
by Queen Muse
In a new book, Kate Washington offers a piercing personal account from the front lines of caregiving, and places her experiences in the broader context of societal norms.
by Marci A. Landsmann
How Much Fiber is Too Much?
Clinical dietitian-nutritionist Cara Anselmo offers advice on how to eat a fiber-rich diet without causing digestive discomfort.
Cooking Up Support
John Hanley's ChemoCookery Twitter account has become a place to share meal ideas and have conversations about cooking, cancer and the crossover between them.
by Bradley Jones
Facts and Stats
Looking Closely at Lung Cancer
While there are many kinds of lung cancer, screening recommendations are standard across the board.
by Bradley Jones
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