Summer 2016 Vol. 06 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-Chief
Can Big Data Launch Cancer Research?
Analysis of big data in cancer medicine will be key to delivering on the cancer moonshot.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Cancer and Watchful Waiting
Watching and waiting for cancer to progress can be an alternative to active treatment.
by Kevin McLaughlin
A Report Card on Active Surveillance | Breast Cancer Survivors and Vaginal Estrogen | Cancer Centers Unite to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates | Determining Value | Getting to the Root of Brain Cancer | PET Scan Overuse | Radiation Appointments Are Numerous, And Necessary | Vice President Joe Biden Brings "Moonshot" to AACR Annual Meeting
Your Cancer Guide
Weakening the Grip of Survivor Guilt
Give yourself permission to appreciate your good fortune, despite knowing others who have not fared as well.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Finding Silver Linings
Caregiving is difficult, but it can bring rewards.
by Carly O'Brien
The Riddle of Bacteria and Cancer
Bacteria can be friend or foe—or both. Researchers are looking at bacteria to boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments, even if they don't fully understand how the tiny organisms work.
by Stephen Ornes
Treatment Is Waiting
For patients with chronic blood cancers, the early intervention mantra of cancer does not always apply.
by Sue Rochman
In Support and Service
Retired Army colonel and prostate cancer survivor Jim Williams asks men to pay better attention to their health.
by Lauren Gravitz
Yesterday & Today
A Kind and Decent Man
Whether playing Franklin D. Roosevelt or Richard Gilmore, the wealthy scion in 'Gilmore Girls,' Edward Herrmann took on gentlemanly roles that mirrored his real-life persona. He died of brain cancer in 2014.
by Marilyn Fenichel
Learning Emotional Judo
Psychiatrist Andrew Roth helps prostate cancer patients identify and take control of their emotions.
by Kate Yandell
The Art of Giving
Give the gift of music to young cancer patients.
by Kate Yandell
In the Moment
Fran Keilt, Virginia White, Barbara Rascati.
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 GrossmanWhat We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.
by Jon Kelvey