Summer 2020 Vol. 10 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-Chief
Measuring a Cancer Drug’s Effectiveness
Surrogate endpoints can speed up drug approvals, but are they valid measures of effectiveness?
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Not Our First Rodeo
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer survivors can tap into familiar lessons of resiliency.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
The Power of Anger
Accepting this emotion can be the first step in channeling it for a constructive purpose.
by Karen J. Bannan
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials
The AACR and the FDA presented joint recommendations that include broadening clinical trial eligibility and engaging the community in clinical trial recruitment.
by Kenneth C. Anderson, MD; Lola A. Fashoyin-Aje, MD, MPH; Nicole Gormley, MD; and Paul G. Kluetz, MD
A Delicate Balance
Cancer patients with chronic pain and the physicians who treat them strive to address pain while avoiding potential opioid abuse and addiction.
by Charlotte Huff
Keeping CLL in Check
With recent advances in targeted treatments, people diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have more options to manage the disease.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Robotic Surgery and Cancer
Using robotic assistants for cancer surgery has become commonplace. Whether cancer patients benefit when a surgeon uses a robot remains unclear.
by Sue Rochman
Sharing Her Strength
Diagnosed with two cancers prior to turning 40, Rebecca Esparza uses her voice to advocate for policy changes to help people affected by cancer.
by Lindsey Konkel
Taking the Long View
In her first book, journalist and breast cancer survivor Kate Pickert traces the winding road of cancer research and patient advocacy.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Weight gain during treatment, conversations about sex, and what to know about a loved one's insurance.
Facts and Stats
A Quarter Century of Progress Against Lung Cancer
While advances have been made in treating lung cancer and risk reduction, there is still plenty of work to be done.
by Bradley Jones
New studies each year purport to show associations between certain foods and cancer. Experts say to focus on the big picture.
by Anne DanahyHow Common Are Treatment Breakthroughs?
A new study adds nuance to the ‘golden age’ of cancer drug approvals.
by Jon KelveyNew Guidelines Recommend Exercise for Most Cancer Patients
People in treatment for early-stage cancer should try to get exercise, according to new recommendations.
by Sandra GordonE-Cigarettes Don’t Live Up to Promises
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa Bergen