Spring 2017 Vol. 07 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-Chief
Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer
Patients should have access to this vital and emerging medical specialty.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
How Much Do You Want to Share?
Determining what to tell people about your cancer requires careful thought.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
In for the Long Haul
When cancer becomes a chronic condition, caregiving requires adjusting to a new normal.
by Aimee Swartz
A Prescription for Prevention?
Scientists are working to understand the molecular processes that transform normal cells into cancer cells in the hope they can prevent the disease before it starts.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Seeking a Second Opinion
Another perspective on your disease may help you find the best cancer care.
by Stephen Ornes
Putting Her Armor On
An acute myeloid leukemia survivor and former TV news reporter finds a new reason to help others improve their health.
by Jennifer Walker
Yesterday & Today
TV’s Family Man
Michael Landon, best known for his roles on Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza, created and starred in programs that portrayed family values with authenticity and humor.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Rolling Up Her Sleeves
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan will be the first Arab president of the Union for International Cancer Control.
by Sue Rochman
Your Questions, Our Answers
The sugar-feeds-cancer myth, talking to a friend with cancer, and facing down "scanxiety."
An outdoor adventure camp benefits cancer survivors of all ages.
by Lindsey Konkel
In The Moment
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
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 KelveyThe Patient-Doctor Partnership
As more cancer patients take an interest in the science of their care, it’s vital to establish good relationships with doctors.
by Karon Warren