Winter 2017/2018 Vol. 07 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-ChiefTeam Science: A Winning Approach to Research
Research teams have been highly successful in discovering cancer breakthroughs.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer GuideTalking With Your Children About Dying
Prepare to be open with children when cancer treatment has stopped working.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceMake Your Plans
Don't let cancer get in the way of scheduling future activities.
by Aimee Swartz
Policy MattersKeep 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
Survivor ProfileA 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
Q&AWhy Fat Matters
Cancer epidemiologist Cornelia Ulrich discusses research that explores how fat cells and cancer cells communicate.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Sound AdviceYour 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.
Get InvolvedA Running Start
Cancer to 5K offers exercise training and support to cancer survivors at all fitness levels.
by Brenda Conaway
In the Moment- Winter 2017/2018
Lauren Chiarello Mika, Sandy Russell, Christopher Rios.
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