Contributors


Dr. J. Isabelle Choi

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Creating an Extraordinary Environment for Cancer Healing

As Vicki puts it, she envisions her role as nurse manager as helping patients have the best possible journey from the minute they walk through the doors.


Carla Deschamps

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Courage Helped Me Become Cancer-Free

Even though conquering cancer scared me, I knew being courageous would help me with the fight.


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Genetic Profiling may Open Many Doors for Treating Cholangiocarcinoma

A gastrointestinal malignancy expert discusses the role genomics play in cholangiocarcinoma, as well as how genetic profiling may identify which treatment is best for patients.


Thomas Hutson, DO, PharmD

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Future Perspectives in Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

Dr Thomas Hutson comments on the TiNivo-2 trial and discusses upcoming and novel therapies for patients with renal cell carcinoma.


Julie Lanford, M.P.H., RD, CSO, LDN

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Spring Into the Season With New Recipes

Enjoy a refreshing kale salad on a sunny afternoon and a savory chickpea curry during an April shower. And don’t forget to treat yourself with kindness — and pudding!


Anne Wold

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‘The Shining Light for All Patients With Cancer’

A retired special education teacher reflects on a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner who helped her teach children with neurocognitive issues impacted by cancer and its treatments.


Gail Barr

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Compassionate Guidance Through a Cancer Clinical Trial

"Because of his supportive rapport with his patients, his name often has come up in our local support group, resulting in everyone wishing they had 'a Gil,'" a cancer survivor wrote of a clinical trial research nurse.


Angie Eunji Lee, LCSW

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Advancing Health Equity as a Social Worker and a Leader

We simply cannot think of an individual more deserving of recognition as a Multiple Myeloma Health Equity Hero than Yu Mee Song.


Sarah MacLeod

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My Dad’s Death From Cancer Forced Me Out of the Shadows and Into a Spotlight of Advocacy

A teenager from Pennsylvania whose father died from colorectal cancer explains the impact it had on her life and how she has stepped into the field of advocacy to help others.


Will Pizii

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Keytruda Demonstrates Significant Improvement for Some Patients with Melanoma

Keytruda, an immunotherapy agent, demonstrated significant improvement in both distant metastasis-free survival and recurrence-free survival compared to placebo.


Rachel Martin

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The Phases of Cancer Resiliency

After being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine cancer, I underwent seven phases of resiliency.


Thomas Gross, MD

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The Real Boss of the Pulmonary Medicine Oncology Clinic

A doctor describes a nurse’s ability to make his job rewarding and efficient, which he said can be a rare quality in a partner.


Shoba Rao

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Cancer Is Like a Race, and I’m Determined to Win

Cancer — and its treatments — can feel like a grueling race, but I’m using frequent follow-ups and an excellent care team to stay ahead of the game.


Rina Lokaj

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Opdivo Misses Disease-Free Survival Goal in Kidney Cancer Trial

Opdivo failed to improve disease-free survival in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma at high risk of relapse, according to findings from CheckMate 914.


Kathleen O'Brien

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Navigating Cancer Test Results

An expert recommends that people who are anxious wait until the doctor’s office or clinic is open before clicking on the email that holds their test results.



Selina King

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The Good Advice Outweighed the Bad Comments During Cancer

I heard some bad comments and had scary thoughts after being diagnosed with breast cancer, but the good outweighed the bad.


Benny Gordon

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Compassion During Cancer Treatment

A patient wrote about the smile and hug he received every time he went for a doctor’s visit, in addition to the wealth of information she provided whenever he had questions related to his cancer.


Rheza Agtarap, NP-C, AOCNP

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The Gift of a Question in Cancer Care

Debbie Scoles, RN, has been a source of strength and hope for patients wit hcancer and colleagues alike.


Cynthia Dasaad, M.S.N., RN, OCN

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A Cancer Survivor's Story

Deborah Lorick, M.S.N., M.H.A., RN, RNOCN, was the assistant nurse manager on the oncology unit where my husband was a patient. Deborah was always making sure that my husband, my children and I were well cared for.


Karen Elizabeth Bucknall

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Cancer Does Not Define Me

A stage 3 bowel cancer survivor who recently found out she was in remission writes a poem about maintaining her identity despite cancer.


Emily Capece

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‘One in a Million’ Oncology Nurse Connecting Patients to Care for a Rare Cancer

A mother describes how an administrator was able to help connect her and her son to the care that he needed for fibrolamellar carcinoma.


Amanda Kekelik

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An Oncology Nurse Makes Me Feel Like Her Only Patient

I wish all patients had a nurse like Alyssa Johnson, M.S.N., RN.



Debbie Legault

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Cancer and Being Alone

Oct. 8, 2019 was the last day of chemotherapy for my girl.


Kristen Gurba

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A Lung Legend

"Dr. Ramirez is passionate about lung cancer and his research," writes Kristen Gurba in a submission for the CURE® Lung Cancer Heroes® Award.


Hoshiyuki Iida, APN

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Future Directions in CLL Treatment

Lori A. Leslie, MD, and Hoshiyuki Iida, APN, offer closing thoughts on the future treatment landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


LaVerne Griffiths

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Compassion and Courage Define Cancer Nurses

A cancer nurse focuses on alleviating or reducing the anxiety patients often feel when undergoing cancer treatment.


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Navigating Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Key Considerations for Patients

Dr. Eunice Wang shares the importance of staying informed about AML subtypes and genetic mutations like FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3), getting tested and engaging your caregiver team


Dr. Arianne Missimer, DPT, IFMCP, RD

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Cancer, Though Ferocious, Has Not Conquered My Spirit

After being diagnosed with stage 3 liposarcoma, my life’s choices came sharply into focus.