How Cancer Spreads
Tumor cells roam the body by evading the controls that keep normal cells in place. That fact offers clues to fighting cancer
Causes and Prevention
What Causes Cancer?
The top two causes -- tobacco and diet -- account for almost two thirds of all cancer deaths and are among the most correctable
Strategies for Minimizing Cancer Risk
Simple, realistic preventive measures could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year in developed countries alone
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy a Risk?
Toward Earlier Detection
Advances in Cancer Detection
Tests to look for the presence of a tumor before any symptoms appear may save more lives than new drug therapies do
Advances in Tumor Imaging
New tools yield a three-dimensional view inside the body and automated advice on interpreting the anatomical landscape
Should Women in Their 40s Have Mammograms?
Improving Conventional Therapy
Advancing Current Treatments for Cancer
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy can now cure many cases of cancer. Future methods will be even more effective
When Are Bone Marrow Transplants Considered?
Twelve Major Cancers
Therapies of the Future
Immunotherapy for Cancer
As knowledge about the immune system grows, scientists are devising ways, using the body's own defenses, to attack cancer
New Molecular Targets for Cancer Therapy
Investigators are exploiting the characteristic molecular abnormalities of cancers in new approaches to treatment
Living with Cancer
Cancer patients today have many options for easing distress. These interventions may not prolong life, but they can improve its quality
Alternative Cancer Treatments
Miraculous cures are a myth, but some regimens may well improve the quality of life for patients
Controlling the Pain of Cancer
Despite enormous advances in treating pain, many cancer patients still suffer needlessly. Some simple practices can make a difference
What Are Obstacles to Ideal Care?
Finding More Information
Letters to the Editors, September 1996
Hiv's Achilles' Heel
In Brief, September 1996
Smog From Space
For Your Eyes Only?
Making Headway against Cancer
How Cancer Arises
Chemoprevention of Cancer
Does Screening for Prostate Cancer Make Sense?
Fighting Cancer by Attacking its Blood Supply
Reviews and Commentaries--Moral Kin?
- From the Editor
Reasons for Hope
- Anti Gravity
Put a Sock on It
- 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Thermal Vision, Views of Boston from the Sky and Trains in France
Neptune, Velikovsky and the Name of the Game
- Mathematical Recreation
The Interrogator's Fallacy
- Amateur Scientist
The Pleasures of Exploring Ponds
- Science and the Citizen
- By the Numbers
World Birth-Control Use
- Working Knowledge
Working Knowledge on Freeze Drying
- Cyber View
The Internet is Learning to Censor Itself
- Field Notes
A Day at the Armageddon Factory
- Technology and Business
New Chip off the Old Block
Artificial Blood Quickens