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September 25th, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 18
pp: 4-77


Five Years After ‘The March’: A Conversation with Ellen Stovall about the Bittersweet Legacy of the Event

Rosenthal, Eric T.

Oncology Times. 25(18):5-8, September 25th, 2003.

On Sept. 26, 1998, a quarter of a million people rallied in Washington, DC, joined by sev-eral hundred thousand others throughout the country to roar out a call for quality cancer care and better funded cancer research. The event's President, Ellen Stovall, shares her thoughts on what has and has not changed since the admittedly idealistic vision of national grassroots solidarity brought that day to a reality.

Better Follow-up Care Needed for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Eastman, Peggy

Oncology Times. 25(18):9-13, September 25th, 2003.

A new report documents the latest data on late effects and asks about the possible problems for those who survive into old age: Will cognitive dys-function from cranial irradiation lead to premature dementia? Will survivors of soft tissue sarcoma be at increased risk for premature joint deterioration? Will organ toxicity cause premature organ failure?

Pediatric Oncology-Quo Vadis?

Simone, Joseph V.

Oncology Times. 25(18):13-14, September 25th, 2003.

We are delighted to introduce this new column by pediatric cancer pioneer Joseph V. Simone, MD, who will be expressing his outspoken take on a variety of provocative issues in cancer care, practice, research, and administration. This issue: ‘Pediatric Oncology: Quo Vadis?’

Managing Cancer Pain: New Approaches, New Alternatives

Fromer, Margot J.

Oncology Times. 25(18):30-35, September 25th, 2003.

Despite years of attempts at education and aware-ness, cancer pain relief remains in a sorry state, with some estimates noting that half of all cancer patients are undertreated. The field is in transition, experts say, with many oncologists focused on a very limit-ed range of pain therapy.

‘AFTER BREAST CANCER: A Common Sense Guide to Life After Breast Cancer’

Hermann, Joan F.

Oncology Times. 25(18):57-61, September 25th, 2003.

One woman's journey through her own dis-ease by an oncology social worker specializing in work-ing with breast cancer patients and their families.