Blog Archive

CRC wins “Town-Gown” Award from Cornell

The Cancer Resource Center’s collaboration with the Translator Interpreter Program in Cornell Public Service Center’s was awarded a “ToGo” Award on our project to translate the cultural norms of cancer

Chemo nurses and radiation therapists

Chemotherapy nurses and radiation therapists provide much of the hands-on care to cancer patients. As a result, these professionals have a profound impact on the quality of care that patients

Stopping treatment is not giving up

I sometimes hear from individuals with advanced cancer who continue with aggressive treatment because their loved ones exhort them to “not give up.” Some family members go so far as

Don’t look back

It is easy to second guess yourself when you have cancer. It can take many forms: I wouldn’t have cancer if I had taken better care of myself. I should

Helping those we don’t like

In my columns, I often suggest practical ways to help people with cancer. Giving support to nice people is relatively easy. You want to bring them soup and give them

One take on nontraditional cancer therapies

People often fall into two camps regarding the usefulness of nontraditional cancer therapies. Some people are irrationally exuberant in their support of these therapies: “This dandelion soup is going to

Janet and David Pierce

Janet, who has been diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, and David, her husband and caregiver, were kind enough to brave a rainstorm for our conversation on an otherwise quiet

David Lehman and Stacey Lehman-Harwood

David Lehman and his wife and caregiver Stacey Lehman-Harwood have lived in New York City and Ithaca for decades. They have held teaching positions in NYC, and are part of