Should We All Be Tested for Cancer Predisposition Mutations?

Should genetic testing for cancer genes be part of our routine medical care?

Could a Blood Test for Cancer Be Dangerous?

Early cancer detection seems right. But it can, in reality, be wrong.

Truthiness and Consent

At times we all need the refuge of "truthiness." But when it comes to health and our origins, knowing is better than not knowing.

New Prospects for Pancreatic Cancer Patients?

Pancreatic cancer patients can thrive while new data are collected and transformed into surprising and useful knowledge.

How Does a Lung Cancer Diagnosis Change a Life?

Does a lung cancer diagnosis lead to new ideas about lifestyle, stress relief and disease? Yes it does.

Fighting Lung Cancer Stigmas Saves Lives

How reframing lung cancer can lead to earlier diagnoses, more knowledge about the disease and maybe, just maybe, a cure.

Offering Patients Hope While Still Telling the Truth

How do we manage patient expectations while still offering hope? A retrospective perspective can help.

A Family Health Portrait

The majority of people with mutations that cause the most common hereditary cancer syndromes are not aware of their mutations.

How Do Family Secrets Enable Disease?

Knowing what you know — and don’t — about your family history is one of the most important tools we have to save lives in predictable and, more often than not, unpredictable ways.

What Can We Do to Decrease Our Risk for Cancer?

The idea that cancer is fate and we are simple victims, is at best a half-truth.

Will Home Genetic Tests Become Commonplace?

Are you curious about your genetic inheritance? Attempts to quell this curiosity at home with a genetic test are doomed to failure.

Scientist-Patient and Family Shoot for a Cancer Cure (1)

What human activities lead to progress in cancer research? One patient's story says that passion, fundamental knowledge and "false" leads will forge the path.