Winter 2011 Vol. 01 Issue 01
A New Day, A Renewed Mission
Cancer Today's editor talks about the magazine's new look and name.
by Jessica Gorman
Your Cancer Guide
Clicking With Your Health Care Team
Nine simple strategies can help you clear communication hurdles.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Staying the Course
Patients are increasingly skipping treatment breaks and opting for ongoing treatment known as maintenance therapy to try to keep some types of cancer at bay.
by Melissa Weber
The Birth of a Targeted Therapy
A serendiptious discovery more than 50 years ago heralded a new age of cancer treatment.
by Jocelyn Selim
The Caregiver’s Learning Curve
If you're facing the same uphill marathon that I faced as a cancer caregiver, finding the right support can give you a boost.
by Jai Pausch
The Wait for a Match
Many patients in urgent need of bone marrow or stem cell transplants are facing uncertainty.
by Karen Patterson
When Cancer Meets Inner Drive
Diagnosed at 28, Rochelle Shoretz has stayed true to her big dreams and to her goal of helping other young women with breast cancer.
by Yvonne Lee
Yesterday & Today
A King’s Legacy
More than a quarter century after Yul Brynner's death from lung cancer, treatment advances offer some patients new options, but the cancer continues to claim more lives than any other. And the actor's haunting anti-smoking message lives on.
by Sue Rochman
Foundation of Hope
Margot Freudenberg, 104, has been comforting cancer patients for four decades.
by Jennifer Berry Hawes
Your Questions, Our Answers
On genetic testing, financial help and coping with a diagnosis.
A Second Calling For a Teacher’s Passion
Help patients and families as a hospital volunteer.
by Yvonne Lee
In the Moment
Jim Martellotti, Danielle McLaughlin, Calvin Nokes, Corinne Kohrherr
Stark Realities in Zambia
An American cancer survivor's visit to a Southern African nation reveals how doctors are adapting cancer care to meet an overwhelming need.
by Cynthia Ryan
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