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Cancer Today Magazine Examines Informed Consent, Survivorship, and Metastatic Cancer Treatment


October 24, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA — The Fall 2013 issue of Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features stories on survivor research initiatives, informed medical consent, and metastatic cancer treatment questions. Cancer Today Fall 2013

Published quarterly by the AACR, Cancer Today is an authoritative resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their family members and friends. In every issue, Cancer Today offers information and inspiration to help readers face the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and caregiving.

This issue of Cancer Today includes “More Than a Signature,” which helps readers understand the significance of providing informed consent for medical treatment, genetic testing and clinical trial participation. “Beyond Survival” highlights the growing focus on helping survivors ease symptoms and side effects after completing treatment, and “A Clear Vision” guides patients who have metastatic cancer to ask the right questions about their treatment.

This month’s Q&A features Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett, who talks about her quest to understand the costs and complexities associated with her late husband’s kidney cancer, which she chronicled in her memoir, The Cost of Hope.

To read these stories and others, go to Cancer Today, or follow the magazine on Facebook and Twitter. Media are welcome to use information from Cancer Today; however, we ask that you cite the source.