Taking Action


  • Yesterday & Today

    Taking Her Place

    Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for vice president on a major-party ticket, used her political prowess to advocate for women's equality. In 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

    by Sharlene George

  • Q&A

    Conversation Starter

    Cancer survivor Emily McDowell creates greeting cards that give people the words to talk about a difficult disease.

    by Stephen Ornes

  • Editor's Letter

    Scientists and Survivors

    Executive Editor Kevin McLaughlin highlights stories from the Summer 2015 issue of 'Cancer Today.'

    by Kevin McLaughlin

  • The Cost of Cancer

    Expensive treatments can leave patients with a mountain of debt. Resources are available to help.

    by Bara Vaida

  • Forward Look

    Shining a Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Q&A with Musa Mayer, breast cancer survivor and founding member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance.

    by Yasmine Iqbal

  • Forward Look

    Does Testicular Cancer Screening Save Lives?

    Doctors recommend self-exam, even though guidelines discourage it.

    by Roxanne Nelson

  • Survivor Profile

    An Unplanned Event

    After a stage III cancer diagnosis, event planner Kim Hall Jackson gave up the illusion of control and started using her talents to promote screening among African-Americans.

    by Leigh Labrie

  • Forward Look

    ‘Sir’ and ‘Ladies’: Can We Tell You About Cancer?

    The Africa Oxford CANCER FOUNDATION and the European Society for Medical Oncology Developing Countries Task Force launched a five-year pilot program in Ghana to develop and implement cancer-prevention and early-detection programs that can be models for other developing countries. Currently, most Africans do not have access to screening, treatment or palliative care. For instance, Ghana, with […]

    by Sue Rochman

  • Survivor Profile

    Hope and Endurance

    Bladder cancer survivor Randy Layne and his wife, Ellen, faced his diagnosis, treatment and recovery together.

    by Martha Irvine

  • Striking a Balance

    Setting clear goals can help you give back to others while taking care of yourself.

    by Cynthia Ryan