Winter 2022/2023 Vol. 12 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-Chief
Taking Aim at Cancer
Therapeutic antibodies carry ‘payloads’ to destroy cancer cells.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Finding Light in Winter’s Darkness
Colder temperatures, gray skies and shorter days can dampen the spirits, which can heighten sadness associated with cancer treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Creating Calm in Chaos
A prepacked bag of essential and not-so-essential items can provide structure and comfort to people with cancer during treatment.
by K.J. Bannan
Stemming the E-Cigarette Epidemic
An updated AACR-ASCO joint statement recommends steps for policymakers to lower e-cigarette use among youth and young adults.
by Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Cervical Cancer: A Global Challenge
Low- and middle-income countries make inroads against a preventable and treatable cancer.
by Erin O’Donnell
Scientists look to decode the role of intestinal bacteria in our responses to immunotherapy.
by Natalie Slivinski
An Ongoing Discussion
Physicians are often hesitant to bring up end-of-life care discussions with their patients. People being treated for cancer may need to frame questions to determine their own goals of care.
by Cameron Walker
Rising to the Challenge
James R. Scott uses his experiences with bladder cancer to be a light for others.
by Lindsey Konkel Neabore
The FDA’s Risk-Benefit Framework
Using the withdrawal of Avastin’s approval for breast cancer as a case study, Mikkael A. Sekeres’ new book analyzes the U.S. drug approval process.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Healing Takes Flight
Alicia and Esther Tambe honor their sister’s memory by providing travel experiences to Black women diagnosed with breast cancer.
by Thomas Celona
Facts and Stats
Setting the Stage
Understanding your cancer’s stage is important for determining your prognosis and treatment options. Here’s what the different stages mean.
by Thomas Celona
Study finds supervised physical activity can help improve quality of life and reduce fatigue among people with metastatic breast cancer.
by Thomas CelonaFinding Answers in Prostate Cancer
PSMA PET imaging is helping clinicians more accurately stage prostate cancer and provide precision treatment.
by Sandra GordonIs Chemo-free Treatment Coming for HER2-positive Breast Cancer?
Evidence grows that some people with HER2-positive breast cancer may do well on HER2-targeted therapy alone.
by Myles StarrGermline Genetic Testing Lags Behind Guidelines
Low rates of germline genetic testing in cancer patients means information that could affect treatment isn’t available.
by Jon Kelvey