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Guilt by Association

Women’s Health Initiative: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi

Breast cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s breast cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast

National Breast Cancer Coalition: www.natlbcc.org or 1-800-622-2838

 

Money’s No Object

“Patients' Views on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Cancer Research Trials,” New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 355, No. 22; Nov. 30, 2006. Available at www.nejm.org or www.pubmed.gov

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization: www.y-me.org or 1-800-221-2141

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: www.pancan.org or 1-877-272-6226

“How to Find a Clinical Trial,” on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/page13281.aspx

NCI’s clinical trial information webpage: www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/learning

Cancer Information & Support Network (CISN): 1-530-269-1453

 

A Dangerous Duo

“Synergy Between Cigarette Smoking and Human Papillomavirus Type 16 in Cervical Cancer In situ Development,” Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention; Vol. 15, No. 11; November 2006. Available at cebp.aacrjournals.org or www.pubmed.gov

Arkansas Cancer Research Center’s Witness Project: www.acrc.uams.edu/patients/witness_project/default.asp or 1-800-275-1183

Cervical cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s cervical cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/cervical

 

Policy Widens Cancer Screening

“Relation Between Medicare Screening Reimbursement and Stage at Diagnosis for Older Patients With Colon Cancer,” Journal of the American Medical Association; Vol. 296, No. 23; Dec. 20, 2006. Available at jama.ama-assn.org or www.pubmed.gov

American Cancer Society colorectal cancer screening guidelines: www.cancer.org/downloads/COM/txColorectalGuidelines.pdf

U.S. government site for people with Medicare: www.medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

Colon cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s colon and rectal cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: www.preventcancer.org or 1-800-227-2732

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition: www.fightcolorectalcancer.org or 1-202-244-2906 

 

My Mother’s Challenge

Pan-Massachusetts Challenge: www.pmc.org

Breast cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s breast cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast

 

Friends Say (and Do) the Darndest Things

National Family Caregivers Association: www.thefamilycaregiver.org

CareGivers-USA: www.caregivers-usa.org

 

Left in the Lurch

“Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment and Survival for Women With Disabilities,” Annals of Internal Medicine; Vol. 145, No. 9; Nov. 7, 2006. Available at www.annals.org or www.pubmed.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Disability: www.hhs.gov/od or 1-202-401-5844

Breast Health Access for Women With Disabilities: www.bhawd.org or 1-510-204-4866

 

Putting the Squeeze on Cancer

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org or 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)

Arianna House Prostate Cancer Community Outreach: AriannaHouse@aol.com

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition: www.fightcolorectalcancer.org or 1-202-244-2906

In My Sister’s Care: www.inmysisterscare.org or 212-802-7686 or 202-607-1883

Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer: www.joanslegacy.org or 1-212-627-5500

Kidney Cancer Association: www.kidneycancer.org or 1-800-850-9132

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: www.pancan.org or 1-877-272-6226

Susan G. Komen for the Cure: www.komen.org or 1-800-I’M AWARE (1-800-462-9273)


Madame Curie’s Not-So-Magic Pill

Marie Curie: A Life, by Susan Quinn

Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie, by Barbara Goldsmith

“Marie Sklodowska Curie in America, 1921,” Radiology; Vol. 223, No. 2; May 2002. Available at radiology.rsnajnls.org or www.pubmed.gov

Leukemia resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s leukemia webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia

 

The Pain Puzzle

“Cancer Pain,” Journal of the American Medical Association; Vol. 290, No. 18; November 12, 2003. Available at jama.ama-assn.org or www.pubmed.gov

“Improving the Management of Pain in Hospitalized Adults,” Archives of Internal Medicine; Vol. 166, No. 9; May 8, 2006. Available at www.archinternmed.com or www.pubmed.gov

“Randomized Clinical Trial of the Effectiveness of a Self-Care Intervention to Improve Cancer Pain Management,” Journal of Clinical Oncology; Vol. 22, No. 9; May 1, 2004. Available at www.jco.org or www.pubmed.gov


Learning to Speak About Cancer

Valerie Smaldone’s website: www.valeriesmaldone.com

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance: www.ovariancancer.org or 1-202-331-1332

Ovarian cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s ovarian cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian

 

Finding Cancer’s Self-Destruct Button

“New Apoptosis Drugs Face Critical Test,” Nature Biotechnology; Vol. 23, No. 4; April 2005. Available at www.nature.com/nbt or www.pubmed.gov

“Cell Suicide for Beginners,” Nature; Vol. 396, No. 6707; Nov. 12, 1998. Available at www.nature.com or www.pubmed.gov

“Programmed Cell Death and Apoptosis: Origins of the Theory,” Nature Reviews; Vol. 2, No. 7; July 2001. Available at www.nature.com/reviews/molcellbio or www.pubmed.gov

“A Matter of Life and Death,” Cancer Cell; Vol. 1, No. 2; February 2002. Available at www.cancercell.org or www.pubmed.gov

“Apoptosis and Disease: A Matter of Cell Fate,” Cell Death and Differentiation, Vol. 11, No. 12; December 2004. Available at www.nature.com/cdd or www.pubmed.gov

“The Hallmarks of Cancer,” Cell; Vol. 100, No. 1; Jan. 7, 2000. Available at www.cell.com or www.pubmed.gov

 

Reality Check

“Survival of Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening,” New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 355, No. 17; Oct. 26, 2006. Available at www.nejm.org or www.pubmed.gov

“A Pause, Progress, and Reassessment in Lung Cancer Screening,” New England Journal of Medicine; Vol. 355, No. 17; Oct. 26, 2006. Available at www.nejm.org and www.pubmed.gov

NCI’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program: seer.cancer.gov

Colon cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial: www.cancer.gov/prevention/plco/index.html

NCI’s prostate cancer screening information: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/screening/prostate/Patient/page1

NCI’s colon and rectal cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal

Lung cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s lung cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung

 

A Call to Return

Oncology Nursing Society: www.ons.org or 1-866-257-4667

Medical University of South Carolina: www.musc.edu

NCI’s Director’s Consumer Liaison Group: dclg.cancer.gov

South Carolina Cancer Alliance: www.sccanceralliance.org or 1-866-745-5680

American College of Radiology Imaging Network: www.acrin.org or 1-800-227-5463

Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation: www.yulbrynnerfoundation.org or 1-843-792-6624

Lung cancer resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s lung cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung

 

Cancer-Fighting Foods

“American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention: Reducing the Risk of Cancer With Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity,” CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians; Vol. 56, No. 5; September/October 2006. Available at caonline.amcancersoc.org or www.pubmed.gov

“Choices for Good Health: American Cancer Society Guidelines for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention,” CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians; Vol. 56, No. 5; September/October 2006. Available at caonline.amcancersoc.org or www.pubmed.gov

“Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: An American Cancer Society Guide for Informed Choices,” CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians; Vol. 56, No. 6; November/December 2006. Available at caonline.amcancersoc.org or www.pubmed.gov

 

Cancer’s (Not So) Hidden Costs

“Patient Time Costs Associated With Cancer,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute; Vol. 99, No. 1; Jan. 3, 2007. Available at jncicancerspectrum.oxfordjournals.org or www.pubmed.gov

“The Forest and the Trees: the Human Costs of Cancer,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute; Vol. 99, No. 1; Jan. 3, 2007. Available at jncicancerspectrum.oxfordjournals.org or www.pubmed.gov

 

Cancerblog

Leukemia resources on the AACR’s Survivors and Advocates website: www.aacr.org/survivorsandadvocates

NCI’s leukemia cancer webpage: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/leukemia