Winter 2015/2016 Vol. 05 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-Chief
Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not To Treat
Strategies for prostate cancer screening and surveillance are still being refined.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Making Progress in Treating Cancer
Cancer Today's Winter 2015/2016 issue describes advances in lung cancer, big data and more.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Dare to Plan
Live for today, but plan for tomorrow and beyond.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Take Care of Yourself
Make time for yourself so you can be strong for your loved ones.
by Marc Silver
Big Data: Sharing Information to Improve Care
Big data, using high-powered computers to gather and analyze massive amounts of patient information, promises to revolutionize cancer care. But experts say patient concerns about privacy and other issues must be addressed.
by Stephen Ornes
Honor Your Body
Coming to terms with feelings and emotions about weight gain and weight loss is often part of a cancer patient's experience.
by Sue Rochman
During her treatment for breast cancer, biomedical engineer Jessica Winter challenged her laboratory to bring its discoveries to patients more quickly.
by Chris Palmer
Yesterday & Today
A Storied Life
Literary realist John Updike used the scaffold of his own life, including his lung cancer diagnosis, to explore the shared experiences of our time.
by Sue Rochman
Author Judith Kelman describes how cancer patients benefit from writing about their personal stories.
by Betty Russell
Your Questions, Our Answers
Staying healthy with a compromised immune system, dealing with a second cancer diagnosis, and determining if treatment side effects are normal or not.
A Family’s Tribute
Cindy's Legacy provides financial support to families who are affected by cancer.
by Eileen Glanton Loftus
In the Moment
Jared Levinthall, Carol Dellinger, Anne Ha.
A Dutch Dilemma
While much of the Western world was tightening restrictions on smoking, one European nation, the Netherlands, found itself embroiled in a political struggle between individual freedoms and public health.
by Cynthia Ryan
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