Spring 2008
CR Magazine: Collaberation – Results

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Spring 2008

 Spring 2008 Cover Volume No. 3, Issue No. 3  
Cancer Update
A Race-Tailored Risk Calculator
By Erik Ness

Scientists have developed a new way to calculate breast cancer risk in black women.

Cancer Update
Does Family History Matter?
By Corinna Wu

New research has found that immigrants are less likely to report a history of family cancer that those who were born in the U.S.

Cancer Update
Fat Chance?
By Sarah Webb

Does obesity play a role in breast cancer recurrence?

First Person
Beating Breast Cancer in the Bronx
By Sydney McCalla as told to Jenny Song

In a neighborhood where breast cancer is too often diagnosed too late, a breast surgeon is spreading the word about screening and treatment.

Challenges
A Measure of Grace
By Regina Nuzzo

Not willing to accept that nothing could be done, a survivor found a way to provide colorectal cancer screening to members of her community who couldn’t afford it.

Profile
Communicating Within the Natural World
By Kevin Begos

Linda Burhansstipanov navigates the cultural and public health challenges of cancer in the Native American community.

Perspectives
Defining Disparities
By Sue Rochman

CR talks to several experts about the problems that contribute to cancer—and what we can do to fix them.

Portfolio
Bringing the Message Home
By Richard Corman (photographs) and Jenny Song (text)

Seven survivors share their efforts at providing information, resources and comfort to others facing cancer.

Essay
The Influence of Doctor Bias
By Mary Jackson Scroggins and Gwen Darien

Do the prejudices of some health care providers and researchers influence cancer treatment decisions? We shouldn't shy away from talking about it.

New Directions
Signs of Stress
By Alexandra Goho

Do poverty, isolation and a lack of social support contribute to cancer?

Profile
Seeing the Pattern
By Regina Nuzzo

Genetic epidemiologist Timothy Rebbeck investigates the puzzles of cancer disparities.

Life With Cancer
Cultural Connection
By Jenny Song

Culturally tailored communication can help reduce cancer disparities.

Life With Cancer
Cancerblog
By Alanna Kennedy

A cancer survivor finds that a cancer diagnosis is unexpected and undesired, at any age.

Life With Cancer
Advocacy Action — Reaching Out to Minority Men

Here are some tips on how to reach out to men in underserved communities.

Portrait
Legend of Octopus Woman and Crow
By Chholing P. Taha

A Native American artist uses art to convey an important message about lung cancer prevention.

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