Spring 2012 Vol. 02 Issue 01
Editor's LetterPoints of Light
Unprecedented quantities of information are now available for cancer patients and their loved ones.
by Jessica Gorman
Your Cancer GuideGiving Kids With Cancer What They Need
Support should include love, normalcy and age-appropriate information.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceLessons Learned
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
First PersonCircle 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 & TodayAlec 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
Q&AHealing With Laughter
Brenda Elsagher finds that comedy can comfort after a cancer diagnosis.
by Ronni Gordon
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
On workplace issues, post-treatment feelings of doctor abandonment, and financial and health care paperwork.
Get InvolvedOne Survivor Making a Difference
A prostate cancer survivor becomes an advocate for cancer patients.
by Yvonne Lee
In the Moment- Spring 2012
Todd Spurrier, Barry Haigis, Marianthy Karantzes, Rebecca Casciato
Cancer In AmericaStandard 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
The FDA requires a warning with CAR T-cell therapies about an increased risk of cancer from the treatment. Should you be concerned?
by Sandra GordonOvercoming Lung Cancer Stigma With Understanding
Shirley Muñoz wants to use her experience as a younger lung cancer patient to break down barriers to care for her community through translation and advocacy.
by Cameron WalkerThe More You Know About Cancer Prevention
Studies found awareness gaps about cancer prevention strategies such as screening and vaccination may reduce benefits from these tactics.
by Cancer Research CatalystUsing Acupuncture and Massage to Manage Side Effects
New research finds acupuncture and massage are associated with pain reduction for patients with advanced cancer.
by Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore