Winter 2017/2018 Vol. 07 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-Chief
Team Science: A Winning Approach to Research
Research teams have been highly successful in discovering cancer breakthroughs.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Talking With Your Children About Dying
Prepare to be open with children when cancer treatment has stopped working.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Make Your Plans
Don't let cancer get in the way of scheduling future activities.
by Aimee Swartz
Keep Safeguards That Protect Americans With Cancer
Protections contained in the Affordable Care Act that benefit cancer patients and survivors shoulds be preserved in any effort to replace or repeal the act.
by Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD
A Call to Care
Caregivers for cancer patients find themselves playing a complex and vital role as care shifts from the hospital to the home.
by Kate Yandell
Targeting Brain Cancer
Researchers are trying to understand brain cancer at the molecular level. Their goal is to find new, more effective therapies for this hard-to-treat disease.
by Stephen Ornes
The Cost of Treatment
As efforts to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act continue, health care bills keep piling up for many cancer patients and caregivers.
by Sue Rochman
A Second Chance
After the deaths of her sister and mother from cancer and a bout with osteosarcoma as a teenager, Court Simmons vowed to “do something amazing” with her life. Her goal is to be a pediatric oncology nurse.
by Lindsey Konkel
Why Fat Matters
Cancer epidemiologist Cornelia Ulrich discusses research that explores how fat cells and cancer cells communicate.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Helping a parent who is reluctant to report her symptoms, responding to those who want to assign blame for cancer, and assessing new treatments with your doctor.
A Running Start
Cancer to 5K offers exercise training and support to cancer survivors at all fitness levels.
by Brenda Conaway
In The Moment
Lauren Chiarello Mika, Sandy Russell, Christopher Rios.
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