Spring 2015 Vol. 05 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-ChiefThe Promise of Precision Medicine
The impact of gene sequencing on the discovery and development of cancer treatments could be profound.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Editor's LetterNo Easy Decisions With Cancer
Patients must blend information from their doctors with their own values and beliefs.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer GuideAsking for Help
Allowing others to assist you during and after treatment is an essential skill and a wonderful gift.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceBe Ready for Caregiving to Change You
Caring for a loved one with cancer can change your life–often for the good.
by Deborah J. Cornwall
A Dose of Precision
Stereotactic radiation therapy–heavily marketed to consumers–is gaining momentum as a more convenient treatment. But it's not for every patient.
by Sharon Reynolds
Genomic Testing: The Risk of Knowing Too Much
Sophisticated tests can generate a wealth of information about a patient's cancer or disease risk. But they also raise serious questions.
by Alexandra Goho
The Ways We Approach Death
Cancer often requires making difficult decisions in the face of uncertainty.
by Sue Rochman
Survivor ProfileAn Unplanned Event
After a stage III cancer diagnosis, event planner Kim Hall Jackson gave up the illusion of control and started using her talents to promote screening among African-Americans.
by Leigh Labrie
Yesterday & TodayImprobable Champion
Susan Butcher won Alaska's grueling Iditarod dog-sled race four times. Her 2005 leukemia diagnosis marked the beginning of her greatest challenge.
by Jocelyn Selim
Q&AWhen Time Doesn’t Heal
Researcher and social worker Mary Ann Burg discusses the long-term challenges cancer survivors face and recent efforts to address these needs.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
Staying on the job through treatments, getting organized to care for a loved one, and remaining financially solvent through cancer care
Get InvolvedStrength and Style
Breast cancer survivor and hairstylist provides beauty expertise to breast cancer patients.
by Cynthia Ryan
In the Moment- Spring 2015
Catie Clinard, Denise Manley Fox, David Frangioni.
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-GilmoreReal-world Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma
Study shines a light on the differences in outcomes between clinical trial patients with multiple myeloma and those receiving cancer treatment in their community.
by Sandra Gordon