Spring 2021 Vol. 11 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-Chief
Cancer 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 Guide
Feeling Close Through Cancer
Cancer treatments may make having sex difficult, but there are more ways to demonstrate love.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Caregivers can help ensure loved ones feel valued and respected.
by Karen J. Bannan
Research 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
A 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
Up for Debate
Hematologist-oncologist Vinayak K. Prasad describes his positions on cancer research and policy in a recently published book.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Maintaining relationships through cancer, feeling unappreciated as a caregiver, and finding information that's relevant to young people with cancer.
Cakes 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 Stats
The 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
Preparing for future health decisions helps ensure care is suited to your priorities.
by Karon WarrenDrop in Cancer Diagnoses Under COVID-19 Raises Alarms
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon Kelvey