Spring 2018 Vol. 08 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-Chief
DNA 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 Guide
Ways to Manage Great Expectations
Learn to look forward to life events without letting them add to your stress.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
How to Deal with Communication Challenges
These tips can help make talking about cancer a little easier.
by Aimee Swartz
Forcing 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
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
Keeping 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
Your Question, Our Answer
A pain expert puts pain control and opioid addiction in perspective.
Cancer Patients Get a Lift
Couple starts foundation to provide transportation to kids with cancer and their families.
by Lindsey Konkel
In The Moment
Kwesi Rollins, Jonathan Passley, Cameron Moon
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