Elizabeth Whittington

Sleep: An Unmet Need in Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers

May 05, 2015

Insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and other sleep issues often affect quality of life in cancer patients, their caregivers, and survivors. Unfortunately, sleep complaints can often be overlooked by the medical staff or not mentioned by the patient.

Clinical Trial Awareness, Enrollment Increasing

May 05, 2015

While clinical trials remain a treatment option and play a significant role in furthering cancer research in treatment, symptom management and survivorship, less than 5 percent of patients participate in them, and 40 percent of patients report that they do not understand the idea of a clinical trial.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Shares Her Cancer Risk and Risk-Reduction Strategies, Inspires Others

April 08, 2015

On March 24, Angelina Jolie Pitt added another chapter to her BRCA mutation story, making public her choice to undergo a preventive salpingo-oophorectomy, removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her risk of cancer.

Brain Tumor Doesn't Stop Student Athlete from Raising $1 Million for Research

February 20, 2015

Lauren Hill, a student-athlete at Mount St. Joseph University, has inspired many with her commitment to fulfilling her dream of playing college basketball despite a diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), an aggressive type of brain tumor.

World Cancer Day Recognized Around the World

February 05, 2015

Each year on Feb. 4, people from around the world recognize World Cancer Day, an initiative to increase awareness of the global burden of cancer and promote strategies for reducing cancer incidence and death rates.