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Winter 2013 Issue

Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • Cancer and the Family Tree

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    Cancer and the Family Tree
  • Thoroughbreds

    In horse breeding and cancer research Hancock family aims to win

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  • Cancer Gene Hunters

    Probing the genome for cancer clues

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    Cancer Gene Hunters


A Closer Look

When Kate McReynolds, MSC, MSN, ANP-BC, teaches cancer genetics to nursing students, she uses the analogy of a library. A human cell’s nucleus is the physical building, filled with shelves we call chromosomes. On each shelf are hundreds of books called genes. Each book, or gene, contains a recipe for a protein, and together those […]

Spotlight On: Familial Pancreatic Cancer

With her husband stationed overseas in Korea and an active 1-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter in tow, Erin Allmon decided she was way too busy to have any further complications in life. So when she went to be tested for a familial gene mutation that might cause pancreatic cancer, she was determined that there was […]

Stories of Survival

The phrase “breast cancer” has been part of my lexicon for as far back as I can remember. As a young child, I heard the phrase when my mom told stories about my great-grandmother. I remember hearing that Mama Jacobs “nursed with only one breast.” I gleaned from the adults around me that “nursing with […]