Winter 2012/2013 Vol. 02 Issue 04
The Patient-Doctor Partnership
For cancer patients, high-quality communication with their doctors is key.
by Jessica Gorman
Your Cancer Guide
Workplace Stress Buster
This checklist can help you manage job issues during or after cancer treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Be Kind to Yourself
To care for your loved one, take steps to care for yourself.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Keeping Sight of Hope
A survivor keeps an eye on what's ahead after a rare cancer diagnosis.
by Sue Russell
Cutting Cancer’s Engine
Renewed interest in research about metabolism, the process cells use to fuel their growth, could lead to new types of cancer treatments.
by Stephen Ornes
Finding support online is getting easier. Are these groups for you?
by Melissa Weber
Missing the Mark
Only one-third of new cancer therapies or drug combinations tested in phase III clinical trials prove to be better than the standard of care. Researchers explain why and how they are aiming to improve the odds.
by Sue Rochman
Drawing on her own struggle with the emotional pain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, Lee Miller empowers other patients to effectively communicate with their doctors.
by Jenny Song
Patients’ Rights Powerhouse
Myra Christopher wages a personal battle with a rare cancer while continuing to passionately advocate for patients.
by Charlotte Huff
Yesterday & Today
The Sex Machine vs. Prostate Cancer
Even cancer couldn't slow down James Brown.
by Jocelyn Selim
Gaining the Benefits of Early Detection
As first lady of Moldova, Margareta Timofti aims to increase cancer awareness and survival in one of Europe's poorest nations.
by Sue Rochman
Your Questions, Our Answers
On supporting teens with cancer, reducing cancer risk and having a child after cancer.
Research Studies Need You
Breast cancer survivor AnneMarie Ciccarella discovered an interest in scientific research.
by Yvonne Lee
In the Moment
Julia Wiley, Tony Handler, Michael B. Lawing, Lori Petitti
AACR patient advocate forum explores how new clinical trial designs are accelerating drug testing.
by Thomas CelonaFinding Your Niche
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 Grossman