Spring 2013 Vol. 03 Issue 01
A New Chapter
Executive Editor Jessica Gorman says goodbye and welcomes Kevin McLaughlin.
by Jessica Gorman
Your Cancer Guide
Help! I’m Losing It
A little knowledge about hair loss can go a long way.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Changing the Face of Clinical Trials
Efforts are under way to increase African-American enrollment in cancer clinical trials.
by Leslie Harris O'Hanlon
In images of four breast cancer survivors navigating the medical system, photographer David Jay captures portraits of emotional strength, economic struggle and hope.
by Cynthia Ryan
Of Mice and Marriage
For more than three decades, cancer geneticists Neal Copeland and Nancy Jenkins have been a team both inside and outside the lab.
by Stephen Ornes
What’s So Funny?
When cancer's challenges mount, letting loose with the laughter can help cushion the pain.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
When Cancer Rings Twice
One out of every six people diagnosed with cancer this year will be facing it for, at least, the second time.
by Melissa Weber
Carlos De La Cuesta is redefining manhood after prostate cancer.
by Jocelyn Selim
Yesterday & Today
The Amazing Ride
Sally Ride's life was cut short by pancreatic cancer. But as the first American woman in space, she still inspires girls to pursue careers in science–and reach for the stars.
by Alexandra Goho
The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks
Author Rebecca Skloot reflects on the contributions of one woman to science and the importance of informed consent in human research.
by Alexandra Goho
Your Questions, Our Answers
On the use of Chinese medicines, health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and what to tell your child's school about her cancer.
Show the World a Cancer Survivor
Cancer survivor packs up bags and helps facilitate international volunteer opportunities.
by Yvonne Lee
In the Moment
Valentina Londono, Beth Foster, Michael Knowlton, Beverly Brehl.
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 GrossmanWhat We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.
by Jon Kelvey