Spring 2012 Vol. 02 Issue 01
Points of Light
Unprecedented quantities of information are now available for cancer patients and their loved ones.
by Jessica Gorman
Your Cancer Guide
Giving Kids With Cancer What They Need
Support should include love, normalcy and age-appropriate information.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Like many caregivers, I had little guidance on how to ease my loved one's suffering and improve our quality of life. Here are five things I know now that I wish I knew then.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Circle of Support
Despite the foreign terrain, family, friends and faith help a cancer patient find familiarity and comfort.
by Cynthia Ryan
Clinical Trials Game-Changer?
A new type of clinical trial aims to identify which drug is the best fit for each patient's tumor. Can this innovative model expedite new drug approvals?
by Sue Rochman
Interrupting Cancer’s Travel Plans
Could a protein produced by some tumors be an effective metastasis blocker?
by Stephen Ornes
Parenting With Cancer: Out in the Open
Parents with cancer face special challenges. New points of connection can help you be there for your kids.
by Jen A. Miller
The HPV Cancer Connection: Take 2
New insights about HPV's role in multiple cancers are rapidly expanding, as are thoughts about who should be vaccinated against the virus, and why.
by Alanna Kennedy-Gorman
Yesterday & Today
Alec Guinness, Reluctant Intergalactic Icon
Liver cancer took the legendary actor and his wife of 62 years just months apart. Twelve years later, where do efforts to prevent and treat the disease stand?
by Jocelyn Selim
Healing With Laughter
Brenda Elsagher finds that comedy can comfort after a cancer diagnosis.
by Ronni Gordon
Your Questions, Our Answers
On workplace issues, post-treatment feelings of doctor abandonment, and financial and health care paperwork.
One Survivor Making a Difference
A prostate cancer survivor becomes an advocate for cancer patients.
by Yvonne Lee
In the Moment
Todd Spurrier, Barry Haigis, Marianthy Karantzes, Rebecca Casciato
Cancer In America
Standard of Care
Research suggests that black patients, as a whole, aren't receiving the same level of treatment as white patients. Can building better bonds between doctors and patients help?
by Charlotte Huff
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