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
Evidence grows that some people with HER2-positive breast cancer may do well on HER2-targeted therapy alone.
by Myles StarrGermline Genetic Testing Lags Behind Guidelines
Low rates of germline genetic testing in cancer patients means information that could affect treatment isn’t available.
by Jon KelveyProgress in Lung Cancer
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here are stories describing lung cancer treatment advances and the experiences of people who have been through a diagnosis.Against All Odds
At age 26, Manny Garcia was diagnosed with and fought pancreatic cancer.
by Karon Warren