Winter 2015/2016 Vol. 05 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-ChiefEarly-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
Editor's LetterMaking 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 GuideDare to Plan
Live for today, but plan for tomorrow and beyond.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceTake 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
Survivor ProfileChanging Course
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 & TodayA 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
Sound AdviceYour 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.
Get InvolvedA Family’s Tribute
Cindy's Legacy provides financial support to families who are affected by cancer.
by Eileen Glanton Loftus
In the Moment- Winter 2015/2016
Jared Levinthall, Carol Dellinger, Anne Ha.
Global ReportA 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
The FDA requires a warning with CAR T-cell therapies about an increased risk of cancer from the treatment. Should you be concerned?
by Sandra GordonOvercoming Lung Cancer Stigma With Understanding
Shirley Muñoz wants to use her experience as a younger lung cancer patient to break down barriers to care for her community through translation and advocacy.
by Cameron WalkerThe More You Know About Cancer Prevention
Studies found awareness gaps about cancer prevention strategies such as screening and vaccination may reduce benefits from these tactics.
by Cancer Research CatalystUsing Acupuncture and Massage to Manage Side Effects
New research finds acupuncture and massage are associated with pain reduction for patients with advanced cancer.
by Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore