Cancer Today Winter Issue Addresses Tobacco-related Cancers and the Stigma Patients May Face


PHILADELPHIA — The Winter 2014/2015 issue of Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), features “Lighting a Fire Under Tobacco-Related Cancers.” Patients, doctors, and researchers are challenged to address tobacco addiction and the stigma often attached to cancer patients who have used tobacco. Cancer Today Winter 2014/2015 Cover

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 also recounts the experiences of bladder cancer survivor and advocate Randy Layne in “Hope and Endurance,” while “A Beautiful Neighbor” tells the story of Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers, who died of stomach cancer in 2003. “When Age Is Only a Number” describes the emerging field of geriatric oncology.

The magazine also features “Telling Cancer’s Story” about the making of the PBS documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, of which the AACR is a supporter. Noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is the executive producer, co-writer, and senior creative consultant for the project, which is based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

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