Spring 2018 Vol. 08 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-ChiefDNA Profiling Moves From Forensics to Diagnostics
DNA profiling technologies are providing new ways to detect and monitor cancer.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer GuideWays to Manage Great Expectations
Learn to look forward to life events without letting them add to your stress.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceHow to Deal with Communication Challenges
These tips can help make talking about cancer a little easier.
by Aimee Swartz
Policy MattersForcing Big Tobacco to Tell the Truth
A judge orders tobacco companies to come clean about the dangers of their products after decades of deception.
by Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Gaps in End-of-Life Care
Racial and ethnic backgrounds can be factors in whether cancer patients take advantage of hospice care. Researchers and clinicians are trying to understand the gaps and design strategies to bridge them.
by Charlotte Huff
Liver Cancer on the Rise
Liver cancer incidence and death rates are increasing rapidly. Although there is no screening test for the disease, minimizing risk factors—hepatitis B and C, smoking, obesity and type 2 diabetes—could prevent many cases from developing.
by Sue Rochman
Searching Blood for Cancer Clues
Researchers are developing blood tests that help track and identify molecular changes in tumors. But many hurdles remain before these “liquid biopsies” become standard.
by Stephen Ornes
Survivor ProfileFamily Matters
After Shigeo Tsuruoka was diagnosed with stomach cancer, his family came together to help him. His daughter, Aki Smith, was by his side as he navigated treatment and recovery. Now she offers guidance to other stomach cancer patients and caregivers.
by Kate Yandell
Q&AKeeping Options Open
Research scientist Teresa Woodruff is determined to make fertility preservation accessible to more young adults and children with cancer.
by Delia O'Hara
Sound AdviceYour Question, Our Answer
A pain expert puts pain control and opioid addiction in perspective.
Get InvolvedCancer Patients Get a Lift
Couple starts foundation to provide transportation to kids with cancer and their families.
by Lindsey Konkel
In the Moment- Spring 2018
Kwesi Rollins, Jonathan Passley, Cameron Moon
The FDA requires a warning with CAR T-cell therapies about an increased risk of cancer from the treatment. Should you be concerned?
by Sandra GordonOvercoming Lung Cancer Stigma With Understanding
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-Gilmore