Summer 2019 Vol. 09 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-Chief
Clonal Hematopoiesis: You Are Not the Same Person You Used to Be
DNA sequencing of blood cells may provide clues for how cancer and other illnesses develop.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Honesty: The Best Policy?
Keeping your cancer diagnosis a secret can sometimes be a better option.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Caregiving and Work
Gather information, know your rights and be ready to adjust.
by Diane Cameron
NIH-AACR Conference Examines Immunotherapy Risks
The meeting underscored the importance of NIH funding for cancer research.
by Elizabeth KS Barksdale, PhD
Cancer and the Amish
A cancer survivor visits an Amish community and encounters resourcefulness in the face of the disease.
by Cynthia Ryan
Focusing on Proton Therapy
Proton therapy, an alternative to standard radiation therapy, is safe and effective. But evidence is lacking that it's always a better option than standard radiation, and some insurers balk at the higher price tag.
by Sue Rochman
The Right Dose
Researchers want to find out when cancer patients can benefit from receiving lower doses of drugs or radiation, shortening treatment or skipping certain treatments altogether.
by Kate Yandell
Still in the Game
ESPN reporter Holly Rowe worked through melanoma treatment.
by Lindsey Konkel
Breaking the Ice
Social activist and breast cancer survivor Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares tips on supporting friends and family members through cancer diagnosis and treatment.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Experts offer advice on seeking a therapist, sleeping with pain, and caregiving responsibilities.
Patient navigators can help cancer patients tackle the trickier points of accessing health care.
by Carisa D. Brewster
In the Moment
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
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