Summer 2018 Vol. 08 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-Chief
Synthetic Lethality and Cancer: Aiming an Arrow at Achilles’ Heel
Insights about synthetic lethality have been used to develop cancer treatments.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Cooling Cancer’s Side Effects | Endometrial Cancer Rates Rising in Many Countries | From Cold Virus to Cancer Fighter | In the Spotlight: Lower Cancer Screening Rates for Adults With Disabilities | Lung Cancer Biology Differs by Race, Study Shows | New Program Helps Families Navigate Pediatric Cancer | Opening Clinical Trials to HIV-Positive Cancer Patients | Some Young Survivors Have Higher Heart Disease Risk
Your Cancer Guide
Love Your New Body
Learning to accept the physical changes that come after cancer treatment takes time and effort.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Will You Be Ready in an Emergency?
Follow these strategies to take control when a loved one's cancer requires urgent attention.
by Aimee Swartz
Putting an End to Cancer Health Disparities
Cancer has a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged and minority groups. The AACR 2020 by 2020 initiative is a step toward closing the gap.
by Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Pushing the Immune System to Its Limits
Immunotherapy drugs have led to long-lasting remissions for some cancer patients with advanced disease. They also come with a new and diverse array of side effects.
by Kate Yandell
Recognizing AI’s Potential
Pathologists and radiologists are leading the way in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to find and track cancer. Machine learning could lay the foundation for using AI more broadly to advance cancer diagnosis and choice of treatment.
by Stephen Ornes
Survivors Cast Adrift
Asking oncologists to provide survivorship care plans to help patients navigate future medical needs seemed like a slam dunk. More than a decade after an Institute of Medicine report recommended the plans, many cancer patients still don't have them.
by Sue Rochman
A Long Road Back
Multiple myeloma survivor Gary Lambert deploys inventiveness and fortitude to deal with cancer.
by Lindsey Konkel
Honoring Life in Death
Physician Lucy Kalanithi, widow of the author of When Breath Becomes Air, talks about aligning patients' values with their end-of-life decisions.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Strengthening romantic relationships, looking into hospice care, and coping with health concerns after going into remission.
Giving Women with Cancer a Tidy Gift
Cleaning for a Reason cleans the homes of women diagnosed with cancer for free.
by Brenda Conaway
In the Moment
Jessica Melore, NJ DeVico, Steve Nolan, Rosemarie Rogers.
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa BergenA Look at Disparities Across Cancer Care
A new AACR report tracks progress in addressing cancer health disparities and identifies work that still needs to be done.
by Eric FitzsimmonsCredit Agencies to Remove Some Medical Debt From Reports
Changes to what medical debt is included in credit reports could give patients more time to resolve outstanding bills.
by Karon WarrenThe Mental Toll of a Cancer Diagnosis
New studies shine a light on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and suicide risk.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman