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Reducing Disparities in Colon Cancer Through Integrated Care

Kaiser Permanente’s continuing efforts to increase quality of care are making a measurable difference in reducing disparities associated with colon cancer survival rates, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Breast Cancer Issues Conference scheduled for March 21, 2015

Susan G. Komen's Innovative Breast Cancer Conference provides medical information as well as emotional support and camaraderie to participants

Check it out here

Benefits vs Harm

Recent study shows that people would opt for less care if they had more knowledge of benefits and harms. See New York Times article here from March 3, 2015.

Long Radiation Treatments Called Unnecessary in Many Breast Cancer Cases

There was a recent article published in the NYT about long radiation treatments that some members have had questions about. It was based on a JAMA article about short course radiation for breast cancer patients. The NYT article can be read here.

European Code Against Cancer calls for healthy eating, smoke-free and active lifestyles

Cancer experts in Europe issued a 12-point code aimed at preventing up to 50% of new cases of cancer in Europe by guiding people towards a smoke-free, active lifestyle. Check out the code below: 

The Cancer Fighting Kitchen, Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery


The Cancer Fighting
Kitchen, Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery,

by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, is the subject of this week’s post.  This is such a tremendous resource for the
person with cancer and those who love them. 
I am familiar with this work, but am going through it again with eyes
ready to highlight important points for those of you out there who find
yourself reading this.  2 things already:

Oncology Wellness Resource List (NOT definitive, but a good start)

It has been said that perfection is the enemy of the good.  This will be a premise we return to in this blog, as sometimes the pursuit of doing the task at hand exactly right, prevents us from getting the benefit of doing it “pretty good” or even getting started at all.  In that vein, we wanted to provide a “good start” at a list of resources, mostly written, that you might find helpful as you navigate the journey you find yourself on.  The intention of this blog is to go deeper into each of these as we proceed together.

Radical Remission


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