Cancer Control Journal

This peer-reviewed journal contains articles on the spectrum of actions and approaches needed to reduce the impact of human malignancy.

April 2008



Personalized Treatment Approaches in Radiation Oncology:  The Future Is Now (PDF file: 40 KB)
Eleanor E. R. Harris, MD, and Craig W. Stevens, MD, PhD


Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy:  Transcending the Conventional to Improve Outcomes (PDF file: 236 KB)           
Thomas J. Dilling, MD, and Sarah E. Hoffe, MD

Functional Lung Imaging in Thoracic Cancer Radiotherapy (PDF file: 392 KB)
Geoffrey Zhang, PhD, Thomas J. Dilling, MD, Craig W. Stevens, MD, PhD, and Kenneth M. Forster, PhD

Cardiac Mortality and Morbidity After Breast Cancer Treatment (PDF file: 172 KB)           
Eleanor E. R. Harris, MD

Molecular Analysis-Based Treatment Strategies for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (PDF file: 376 KB)                      
Gerold Bepler, MD, PhD, Mubeena Begum, MBBS, MSPH, and George R. Simon, MD, FACP, FCCP

The Use of Blood Biomarkers to Predict Radiation Lung Toxicity:  A Potential Strategy to Individualize Thoracic Radiation Therapy (PDF file: 640 KB)           
Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong, MD, PhD, MPH, Xiaoping Ao, PhD, Li Wang, MD, PhD, and Theodore S. Lawrence MD, PhD

Predicting Response to Clinical Radiotherapy: Past, Present, and Future Directions (PDF file: 332 KB)           
Javier F. Torres-Roca, MD, and Craig W. Stevens, MD, PhD


Cancer, Culture and Literacy

Barriers and Facilitators for Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices in the Latino Community:  Perspectives From Community Leaders  (PDF file: 156 KB)         
Ana Natale-Pereira, MD, MPH, Jonnie Marks, PhD, Marielos Vega, RN, BSN, Dawne Mouzon, MPH, Shawna V. Hudson, PhD, and Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH

Apsáalooke Women’s Experiences With Pap Test Screening (PDF file: 156 KB)                      
Adina J. Smith, PhD, Suzanne Christopher, PhD, Victoria R. LaFromboise, MS, Bethany L. Letiecq, PhD, and Alma Knows His Gun McCormick

Special Reports

Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices of Primary Care Physicians in Washington State (PDF file: 96KB)
Peggy A. Hannon, PhD, MPH, Diane P. Martin, PhD, Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA, and Deborah J. Bowen, PhD

Selected Clinical Research Protocols Relating to Personalized Treatment Approaches in Radiation Oncology (PDF file: 40 KB)                       

Ten Best Readings Relating to Personalized Treatment Approaches in Radiation Oncology (PDF file: 52 KB)           
Eleanor E. R. Harris, MD


About the art in this issue:

The artwork featured in this issue of Cancer Control is by Lucy Kettlewell, from the personal collection of John Horton.  E-mail:

A gifted and prolific artist, Lucy Kettlewell was an integral part of the arts scene in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she lived and worked.  Her energetic and colorful painting style that captured many of the salient local sites and events of the late 20th century enriched and enlivened all her canvases.  Her art continues to delight the eye and the mind to this day.  The cover image is a representation of the Batcheller Mansion, then a somewhat decayed turn-of-the-century edifice located in the heart of the also somewhat decayed Saratoga Springs.  The art selections in the body of the issue include a series of pictures of small boats painted in the early 1970’s during a summer sojourn in rural Michigan, as well as representations of Saratoga Springs and Mount Equinox.

Batcheller Mansion.  Oil on board.

Table of Contents:
Boats, Michigan #1.  Oil on board.
Mount Equinox.  Oil on board.
Boats, Michigan #2.  Oil on board.
Boats, Michigan #3.  Oil on board.
Saratoga Springs, New York.  Oil on board.
Boats, Michigan #4.  Oil on board.