Spring 2021 Vol. 11 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-ChiefCancer in Adolescents and Young Adults
Patients in this age group have particular needs, and cancer centers are beginning to tailor programs for them.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer GuideFeeling Close Through Cancer
Cancer treatments may make having sex difficult, but there are more ways to demonstrate love.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidencePreserving Dignity
Caregivers can help ensure loved ones feel valued and respected.
by Karen J. Bannan
Policy MattersResearch Advocacy During COVID-19
Continued federal funding to support biomedical research, including cancer research, is vitally important during the pandemic.
by Brandon Leonard, MA, and Marc Johnson, MPP
Cancer Care’s Virtual Revolution
The pandemic has made telehealth a necessity for many cancer patients. When the crisis clears, these technological tools may improve cancer care in the long term.
by Stephen Ornes
More Ways to Treat Advanced Kidney Cancer
New drugs and drug combinations are helping more patients live longer with advanced kidney cancer. But questions remain about how best to choose among them.
by Kendall K. Morgan
When Cancer’s Spread Is Limited
People with cancer that has spread to only a few locations—called oligometastatic cancer—may benefit from aggressive local treatment.
by Kate Yandell
Survivor ProfileA Return to Carnival
With a renewed sense of purpose, stage IV lung cancer survivor Oswald Peterson returns to his parents' native Trinidad to celebrate the Caribbean festival.
by Lindsey Konkel
Q&AUp for Debate
Hematologist-oncologist Vinayak K. Prasad describes his positions on cancer research and policy in a recently published book.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
Maintaining relationships through cancer, feeling unappreciated as a caregiver, and finding information that's relevant to young people with cancer.
Get InvolvedCakes for Cancer
Inspired by a family friend, Chase Sloan has published a recipe book with proceeds going toward cancer research.
by Erin O'Donnell
Facts and StatsThe Five Phases of Clinical Research
New treatments in the U.S. are scrutinized in various ways before and after they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
by Bradley Jones
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-GilmoreReal-world Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma
Study shines a light on the differences in outcomes between clinical trial patients with multiple myeloma and those receiving cancer treatment in their community.
by Sandra Gordon