Winter 2018/2019 Vol. 08 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-Chief
Improving Health After Treatment
The U.S. health care system must adapt to the needs of cancer survivors.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
Choose Your Worry
Deciding when and what to worry about can help with gaining control over fear.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Making Rest Routine
Healthy sleep habits should be an important part of self-care for caregivers.
by Aimee Swartz
Public Funding is the Lifeblood of Cancer Research
Let your voice be heard in support of robust, sustained and predictable federal funding increases.
by George D. Demetri, MD
Getting a Read on Cancer
Cancer patients are increasingly receiving treatments guided by the molecular characteristics of their cancer cells. But patients may have unequal access to testing and targeted therapies.
by Kate Yandell
Staying Close Through Cancer
Cancer and its treatment can hinder sexual intimacy, but help is available. Talking about the problem is the first step.
by Cameron Walker
New tools are being integrated into the research process to ease patients' access to clinical trials and improve their experience.
by Bradley Jones
The Bridge Builder
Breast cancer survivor Bob Riter forges connections among people affected by all types of cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Dissecting Mental Illness
Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes her experiences with symptoms of psychiatric illness caused by treatment for metastases in her brain.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Experts offer advice on accompanying a friend to a doctor's appointment, responding to a no evidence of disease diagnosis, and sharing the results of genetic testing.
That Rings a Bell
The End of Treatment Bells fundraiser helps patients mark milestones.
by Sophy Ziss
In the Moment- Winter 2018/2019
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon KelveyUnderstanding Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
Black men with melanoma are more likely than other populations to die of the disease. Here’s why, and what to look for.
by Kyle Bagenstose