Contributors


Caroline Johnson

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Life Lessons of a Young Cancer Widow

Cancer robbed our family of more time with my husband. In the years since his death, this is what I’ve learned on grieving, life, dating and the fear of letting go.


Sharon Ward

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Lifting Weight Off of Patients’ Shoulders

Three different people describe similar experiences with someone who stands alongside them during their journeys.



Allegra Jones, M.S.N., RN, CA-SANE

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An Oncology Nurse Who Provides for Others

Linda Giamalva, B.S.N., RN-BC, NC IV, provides excellent care to all her patients and goes above and beyond to meet their needs.


Morgan Bayer

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Kidney Cancer Subtypes, Tumor Stages May Predict Recurrence, Prognosis

Real-world data demonstrated that knowing a patient’s stage and subtype of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer, may provide cancer teams with the information needed to determine potential prognosis and recurrence risk.


Paul Gilbert

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Thriving With Cancer

I transformed my mindset to maximize healing before, during and after prostate cancer treatment.


Gretchen E. Vaughan

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Kidney Cancer Nurse Is an Icon in Her Field

Laura Wood, M.S.N., RN, OCN, has "skill, dedication, boundless compassion and drive to improve the lives of those affected by kidney cancer."


Rick Siefke

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10 Helpful Tips for Cancer Caregivers

A retired oncology social worker shares some helpful tips for being a supportive caregiver while also maintaining your own well-being. “Caregiving is compassion in action,” he writes.


Moriah Moore

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Fighting Hard for Patients with Fibrolamellar Carcinoma

As a hard-working mom and administrator, one nurse shows her passion and fight to get the best care for patients with fibrolamellar carcinoma.


Jonathan Little

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‘Scanxiety’ Can Make Cancer Survivors Irrational and Irritable

A penile cancer survivor recalls how he can become irrational and lash out at his loved ones during the days leading up to his next scans. His wish: To be normal again.


Kentisha Mazeke

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My Cancer Advocacy Keeps My Mom’s Legacy Alive

After my mom died of colon cancer, I became an advocate with the hopes that fewer people would be lost to the disease.


Camille Usher, NP

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Educating Patients and Teams to Reduce Anxiousness During Cancer Treatment

A radiation oncology nurse takes the time to educate both patients and her clinical team to better manage side effects during therapy.


Leona Downey

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How Yoga Helped Me in My Post Breast Cancer Treatment Journey

A former oncologist discusses how yoga became a vital part of her recovery after a surprise breast cancer diagnosis.



Kathryn E. Vinson, MS, CCRC

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Causes of Thyroid Cancer

New research sheds lights on the causes of thyroid cancer, overdiagnosis of PTC


June Burke

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When an Unexpected Cancer Association Leads to a Lifelong Connection

A lung cancer survivor explains how a serendipitous friendship with her stepson’s girlfriend’s aunt changed her life.


Kyle Doherty

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Tecentriq-Tiragolumab-Chemo Combo Showed Improved Survival in ESCC

In patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, the combination of Tecentriq, tiragolumab and chemotherapy improved survival outcomes, research found.


Emily Campbell, M.S.

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One-of-a-Kind Cancer Care Across 1,000 Miles

While one woman always assumed her aunt Judy provided excellent cancer care, she learned it firsthand upon her own diagnosis.


Geri Maroney

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The Emotional Trauma of Breast Cancer: ‘Can Anybody Hear Me?’

A breast cancer survivor explains that many people deal with long-term emotional trauma as a result of their cancer experience and argues that more should be done to address it.


Lisa O’Neill Hill

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A Champion for Expanding Access to Lung Cancer Breakthroughs

A colleague describes Dr. Edward S. Kim’s devotion to improving lung cancer care and creating more inclusive clinical trial practices.


Shari Mycek

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Novel 4-Drug Combo Significantly Improves Treatment Responses in Group of Patients with Breast Cancer

Treatment with pyrotinib and the chemotherapies trastuzumab, docetaxel and carboplatin significantly improved response rates over the triplet chemotherapy regimen alone in the neoadjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.


Linda Cohen

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Can Laughter Help Me Through Cancer?

I've found that making time for a good laugh each day helped break through the looming thought of cancer.


Deborah Harbadin

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Facing My Mortality from Cancer Made Me Grateful for Loved Ones

Twenty-five years ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which sparked fears of leaving my loved ones behind.


Annamarie Kealy

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My Myeloma Hero Is JP Strong

Initially, we used my husband's diagnosis to show our support as we navigated this journey and joined a new “club” we really didn’t want to be a part of.


JoAnn Silcox, M.S.N., RN, CCCTM

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Conquering Hurdles in Oncology

An oncology nurse strives to educate patients and providers to ensure safe cancer treatment.


Clare Olivares

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'The Dent,' an Ode to Cancer Scars

A woman with triple positive breast cancer shares an ode to her scars in hopes that other cancer survivors will find solace and connection in her words.


Linda Ryan

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Myths Around Cervical Cancer

The panel concludes their discussion with a conversation about the myths surrounding the treatment of cervical cancer.



William H. Greene, PhD

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Myeloma Heroes Come in Many Forms

I find myself enormously inadequate to fully explain why I think this lady, my wife, should be selected as a Multiple Myeloma Hero, but whether she is or not, she is my hero.


Cancer Horizons

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What is Lymphoma

What is Lymphoma - Lymphoma refers to a deadly cancer of your lymphatic system, including the spleen, glands, bone marrow, and lymph nodes (lymph glands).