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Issue Introductions

Shades of Pink
Issue IntroductionsBreast Cancer
In her introduction to the October issue, coinciding with the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie D. Shockney reflects on her own breast cancer experience and urges people to tell their loved ones to schedule screening mammograms.
Many Treatment Options, Many Goals of Care—Which Are Right for You?
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
When it comes to treatments for breast cancer, one size doesn’t fit all. Here’s what you need to know about ensuring personalized treatment.
The Other Side of Cancer
Issue Introductions
Lillie Shockney gives a rundown of the inspiring articles and features included in the August 2021 issue, including stories of patients’ experience during the COVID-19 pandemic or “Covid cancer,” mental health, brain cancer, and a close look at caregivers.
The Immunotherapy Surge
Issue IntroductionsImmunotherapy
In this special issue focused on immunotherapy, we take a deep dive into this exciting type of treatment, highlighting the role of genetic testing and new developments in lung, skin, and bladder cancer in improving patient outcomes.
Advances in Our Understanding of Breast Cancer
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
Let me share some good news with you: there are more treatment options today than ever before. Here’s what that means for you.
The Many Faces and Features of Breast Cancer
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
Hearing the word “cancer” sets your life in an unexpected (and unwelcomed) direction, but a little education about this disease as you embark on your survivorship can help to make the experience a little less daunting.
Spring Forward and Onward
Issue Introductions
In her introduction to the April 2021 issue, Lillie Shockney discusses several themes featured in this issue, including the link between climate change and skin cancer and the need to tackle infertility in young adults with cancer, as addressed by an advocacy group.
Remembering Human Touch
Issue Introductions
In her February 2021 introduction, Lillie Shockney focuses on the forgotten value of human touch during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting several patient stories, as well as an article that offers a historical perspective of the war on cancer.
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