Summer 2023 Vol. 13 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-Chief
AI has significant implications for medicine, especially for precision cancer care.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
A Difficult Duo
People with cancer who have existing mental health conditions may need to double down to get the support they need.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Caregivers and their loved ones may need to set ground rules for communicating sensitive health information.
by K.J. Bannan
Reigniting the Moonshot
President Biden proposes increased investment in cancer research and prevention to achieve the goals of the revised Cancer Moonshot.
by Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Getting Over Weight
Messages about weight are common in the U.S. Stigmatizing cancer patients because of their weight can negatively affect them in a health care setting.
by Eric Fitzsimmons
Ovarian Cancer: A Quest to Extend Remissions
New treatments aim to lengthen remissions and push back recurrences.
by Erin O’Donnell
ADCs Make Their Mark
Antibody-drug conjugates link a targeted medication with a toxic drug to deliver a potent payload inside cancer cells.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Educator and Advocate
Former teacher Peggy Zuckerman helps others by sharing her experiences with stage IV kidney cancer.
by Kristin Baird Rattini
Cancer’s Public Persona
Elaine Schattner explores how public discourse has shaped our perception of cancer.
by Marci A Landsmann
Syreeta Harrison sells homemade cupcakes to fund care packages for people with cancer.
by Thomas Celona
Facts and Stats
Know the Lingo
Medical paperwork can be full of confusing jargon. Use these definitions to better understand the terms found in your pathology report.
by Thomas Celona
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 KelveyUnderstanding Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
Black men with melanoma are more likely than other populations to die of the disease. Here’s why, and what to look for.
by Kyle Bagenstose