Spring 2016 Vol. 06 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-Chief
Cancer Research: Back to the Basics
More basic research is needed to understand how various alterations in genes lead to cancers.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Shoot for the Moon
How can Vice President Joe Biden's "Moonshot" initiative make true progress against cancer?
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can supplement, but not replace, established cancer treatments.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
When Roles Change
Follow these tips for keeping your sense of self despite a shift in responsibilities.
by Carly O'Brien
Do You Have Questions for Your Health Care Team?
Make the most of email, text messages, Twitter and patient portals.
by Ide Mills
Easing the Pain
Pain is no gain for patients during or after cancer treatment.
by Sue Rochman
The High-Deductible Gamble
High-deductible health insurance plans can leave cancer patients scrambling to pay the bills for tests and treatments.
by Charlotte Huff
The Power of 1
Studies focused on individuals rather than large numbers of people can help some patients while advancing knowledge.
by Stephen Ornes
Living in the Here and Now
A metastatic melanoma survivor is hopeful but realistic as new treatments become available.
by Jenny Song
Easing Into Activity
Cancer exercise specialist and survivor Julie Goodale offers tips for staying active during and after treatment.
by Ronni Gordon
Your Questions, Our Answers
When a family member wants to stop treatment, addressing post-treatment anxiety and sadness, and considering a clinical trial.
The Gift of a Getaway
Give patients and their families a break from cancer.
by Maria Wolf
In the Moment
Colleen Bokor, Dana Stewart, Brittany Avin.
AACR patient advocate forum explores how new clinical trial designs are accelerating drug testing.
by Thomas CelonaFinding Your Niche
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 Grossman