Spring 2019 Vol. 09 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-Chief
Why Are Liver Cancer Death Rates Up?
Hepatitis C infection, obesity and alcohol can contribute to more cases of liver cancer.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Cancer Patients Can Now Defer Student Loans | For Cancer Researchers, Dogs Offer Clues to Help Kids | Looking for Brain Metastases | Lynch Syndrome Linked to More Cancers | Make Your Wishes Known | Planning Ahead to Help Patients and Caregivers | Some Prostate Cancer Patients Face a Difficult Decision | What’s Next?
Your Cancer Guide
Find the Helpers
Building a village of support to nurture recovery is an important component of your care.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
The stress associated with caregiving may open the door to substance abuse.
by Diane Cameron
Eliminating HPV-Related Cancer
HPV vaccination and screening can help eradicate cervical cancer and other malignancies.
by Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Keeping an Eye on Cancer
Imaging tests for post-treatment surveillance may come with radiation exposure, financial strain, “scanxiety” and sometimes unnecessary follow-ups. Doctors and patients need to balance the risks and benefits of scanning.
by Charlotte Huff
More Options for Rare Cancers
Precision medicine and immunotherapy offer opportunities for new treatments and clinical trials to patients who previously had few, if any, options.
by Kendall K. Morgan
The Patient Perspective
Patient-reported outcomes may help shape the future of cancer care.
by Stephen Ornes
A Lesson in Service
Rabbi Ben David was comfortable in his role of helping those in need, but he had to rely on others after his lymphoma diagnosis. The marathon runner has returned to an active life one step at a time.
by Lindsey Konkel
Hope Amid the Hype
Hematologist-oncologist David Scadden traces the history, promise and uncertainties of treatment advances in Cancerland: A Medical Memoir.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Experts offer advice on celebrating a “cancerversary,” responding to questions from friends and family, and supporting a friend when they stop treatment.
Children affected by a parent's cancer get a unique summer camp experience at Camp Kesem.
by Hanna Greeman
In the Moment
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
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