Winter 2009
CR Magazine: Collaberation – Results

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Winter 2009

Winter 2009 Cover Volume No. 4, Issue No. 1
A Letter From CR's Editor
Southern Comfort
By Gwen Darien

CR's editor-in-chief reflects on the survivor community.

Readers Respond

CR's readers share their feelings about the emotional and psychological support they received (or didn't receive) after their cancer diagnoses.

Cancer Update
Worth the Cost?
By Erik Ness

Some researchers question whether the HPV vaccine makes economic sense.

Cancer Update
Race Matters
By Jocelyn Rice

Perceived discrimination leads to lower cancer screening rates.

Cancer Update
Cancer's Complexities in the Brain and Pancreas
By Ingfei Chen

Researchers have discovered new genetic clues to brain and pancreatic tumors.

Global Report
Separating Fact From Fiction
By Lisa Seachrist Chiu

Around the world, people cling to false beliefs about cancer risks.

Our Children
Talking With Your Children
By Hester Hill Schnipper

Honest and open conversation works best when a parent has cancer.

Kara in the Kitchen
By Regina Nuzzo

Diagnosed with brain cancer at age 10, Kara Amey is a burgeoning chef, actress and advocate for cancer research.

Charting Her Course
By Damaris Christensen

At home and at work, surgeon Heidi Nelson is striving to make the world a better place.

Current Issues
Life After Preventive Mastectomy
By Kyla Dunn

For women considering a prophylactic mastectomy, new information is available about the physical and emotional effects of the surgery.

An Unusual Collection of Cancers
By Sue Rochman

While defining a cancer cluster may be simple, identifying one is a more complicated matter.

Yesterday & Today
The Man Who Kept America Laughing
By Jocelyn Selim

When Jack Benny was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1974, patients had few treatment options. Have things changed since his death?

Mosaics of Meaning
By Damaris Christensen

For the social workers, psycho-oncologists and chaplains who help people sort through the questions posed by cancer, focusing on the big picture can bring life into focus.

Your Health
Shop Talk
By Czerne Reid

Hairstylists and barbers are talking to their clients about something new: colorectal cancer screening.

Life With Cancer
Cancer and Suicide Risk
By Stephen Ornes

Talking about dark thoughts may be the best way to deal with them.

Life With Cancer
By Alanna Kennedy

A retired oncologist helps patients grapple with the tough questions

Life With Cancer
Advocacy Action — Building a successful collaboration
By Courtney Bugler

Collaborating with groups that share your goals is a great way to connect with a larger audience.

The Color of My Pain

An Iranian cancer patient expresses the pain of her diagnosis through art.

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