Spring 2014 Vol. 04 Issue 01
The Promise of Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but more research is needed to broaden its impact.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Affordable Care Act to Cover Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Drugs | An Herbal Surprise | Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline in U.S. | Clues to Stomach Cancer Discovered in South America | Gazing on Cancer | Gut Reaction | Moving Closer to a Menthol Ban? | Push Needed to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates | Unraveling the Genetics of Cancer
Your Cancer Guide
Anxiety is a normal response to the challenges of cancer. A number of strategies can help you through it.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Solving Mealtime Stress
Caregivers are vital to keep the cancer patient well-nourished.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Palliative Care Explained
Palliative care can be offered to cancer patients at any point in their illness, beginning with the initial diagnosis. New research points to its effectiveness.
by Melissa Weber
Unleashing the Immune System
New treatments that harness the power of the immune system are taking aim at many common cancers.
by Alexandra Goho
Using Old Drugs in New Ways
We already reduce, reuse and recycle. But cancer researchers are exploring a fourth R–repurpose–using drugs approved for treating other diseases to reduce cancer risk and improve outcomes.
by Stephen Ornes
Regaining Her Balance
Gymnast Shannon Miller's focus and agility helped her capture seven Olympic medals before she was 20. But the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history struggled to overcome the shock of her ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.
by Kevin Begos
Yesterday & Today
Everybody’s Little Buddy
Bob Denver's portrayal of a bumbling first mate on Gilligan's Island helped make the TV sitcom a pop culture icon. Decades after the show aired, Denver was diagnosed with an uncommon variety of throat cancer.
by Jocelyn Selim
Cate Edwards honors her mother, Elizabeth Edwards, who died in 2010, by campaigning for more metastatic breast cancer resources.
by Susan FitzGerald
Your Questions, Our Answers
On understanding CT scans and cancer risk, juicing fruits and vegetables, and knowing what to expect if your loved one begins hospice care.
Planting Hope for Patients
Cancer survivor starts organization to make sure cancer patients have thriving gardens.
by Amanda Koehler
In the Moment
Alexa Score, Jim Morrison, Lesley Kendall.
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