Cancer Health Winter 2019

Cancer Health Winter 2019

In every issue, you’ll find cutting-edge health information and the hottest topics of interest to people with cancer and their loved ones.

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Rough and Ready

Rick George credits his spiritual life with seeing him through multiple health crises, including liver cancer.

Liver Cancer in the Asian Community

Shawne Jabonero Lopes, DACM, LAc, shares her family’s liver health story.

Does Your Treatment Measure Up?

ORR, PFS, TTP…we help you sort out what they mean.

Editor’s Letter

Ups and Downs

Cancer world is full of ups and downs.

Cancer News

And the Winner Is…

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for immune checkpoint discoveries.

Gardasil 9 vaccine

HPV Vax Up to 45

Human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent cervical, anal and oral cancers.

Vitrakvi, larotrectinib

On Track

The FDA recently approved Vitrakvi for all cancers with specific gene mutation.

T cells attacking cancer

Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer

Tecentriq combo slows progression of hard-to-treat breast cancer.

Kathleen Moore, MD


The PARP inhibitor Lynparza slows disease progression in women with BRCA-related ovarian cancer.

Talzenna (talazoparib)

FDA Approves Talzenna

Talazoparib slowed disease progression compared to chemotherapy in EMBRACA study.

illustration doctor hands lungs science research icons

Checkpoint Blockers for Lung Cancer

Checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy, alone or in combination with chemotherapy, shows promise for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.


When Mommy Has Cancer

Lindsay Norris, an oncology nurse living with colorectal cancer, is creator of the Here Comes the Sun blog.

Lisa Vento Nielsen

Going Back to Work

Lisa Vento Nielsen, MBA, PMP, is founder of the Balance After Cancer Foundation and creator of the SuperMom—Breast Cancer Eradicator blog.


Michelangelos Night in Florence, Italy

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Terry Lynn Arnold and Angela Alexander, PhD, discuss this rare, aggressive cancer that doesn’t fit the common description of breast cancer.

fingers with acupuncture needles in arm

Cancer-Related Pain

Pain management should be part of a comprehensive treatment plan.


Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo

A Multiple Myeloma Diary

Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo was diagnosed with smoldering myeloma in 2008.

Your Team

Sarah Rafat

Nutrition Is Therapy

Sarah Rafat is a registered dietitian at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

How To

older man and woman doing yoga

Managing Stress

These 10 tips can help relieve stress.

Good Stuff

iBeani Tablet Stand

Gifts Galore

Ideas to make the season bright


nurse and patient in hospital receiving treatment

Clinical Trials

Ask your medical team about available trials, and consult the following list to get started.

Life With Cancer

Roger Peabody

I Wish I’d Had the Vaccine

Roger Pebody is a medical journalist and the managing editor of He lives in London with his husband, Jean-Michel.


Doctors and researches illustration with microscope, beaker and test tubes

Clinical Trials

Would you participate in a clinical trial?

Digital Edition

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