“Carcinoma”: What’s in a name?

As part of a National Cancer Institute working group, Dr. Laura J. Esserman MD, MBA of Mt Zion Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center along with colleagues Ian Thompson MD of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Brian Reid MD, PhD of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, . . . → Read More: “Carcinoma”: What’s in a name?

Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

“Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It.” The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC.

Journalist and cancer survivor Clifton Leaf looks at why we have made such limited progress fighting the disease. In The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It describes why the public’s . . . → Read More: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

Cancer and My Marriage

Ask any survivor about side-effects or working with an oncologist and you’ll receive a notebook’s worth of helpful information. Ditto for managing cancer on the job or with children. But ask them about their relationship and you’re apt to hear variations on this theme, “He never blinked,” or “He really showed me how strong a . . . → Read More: Cancer and My Marriage

The Unintended Consequences of Pink: Reorienting the Cause, April 7 and April 15, 2013.

This phenomenal event at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN — THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF PINK: REORIENTING THE CAUSE — includes a screening of the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. (April 7), and a panel discussion with distinguished experts (April 15) on how breast cancer culture impacts both individuals and society. Organized by the Cancer, Culture, . . . → Read More: The Unintended Consequences of Pink: Reorienting the Cause, April 7 and April 15, 2013

“A real cancer hero”

“A real cancer hero.” By Christie Aschwanden, The Last Word On Nothing

This month marks six years since Karen Hornbostel died. I’ve been thinking of her this week as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released 1,000 pages of evidence showing a vast doping conspiracy by Lance Armstrong and his entourage. The affidavits, emails, bank records and . . . → Read More: “A real cancer hero”

Breast Cancer and the Environment

A 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, examines the existing literature on breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, highlights actions that offer potential to reduce risk, and recommends key areas for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer and the Environment

Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients' understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy

“Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients’ understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy.” By Inga T. Lennes, Jennifer S. Temel, Christen Hoedt, Ashley Meilleur, Elizabeth B. Lamont, Cancer

The American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative endorses in their core measures that providers should discuss the goals of care . . . → Read More: Predictors of newly diagnosed cancer patients’ understanding of the goals of their care at initiation of chemotherapy