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- Spring 2014
Alexa Score, Jim Morrison, Lesley Kendall.
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