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 2012



Multidisciplinary Management of Skeletal Metastases: A Work in Progress (PDF file: 70 KB)
Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu, MD, ScM, and Sarah E. Hoffe, MD


Overview of Diagnosis and Management of Metastatic Disease to Bone (PDF file: 221 KB)
Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu, MD, ScM, Ya-Yu Tsai, PhD, ScM, and Sarah E. Hoffe, MD

Biology of Bone Metastases (PDF file: 328 KB)
Rachel L. Theriault, MD, and Richard L. Theriault, DO, MBA, FACP

Diagnostic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy of Skeletal Metastases (PDF file: 541 KB)
Junsung Choi, MD, and Meera Raghavan, MD

Surgical Intervention of Nonvertebral Osseous Metastasis (PDF file: 369 KB)
Samer Attar, MD, Robert J. Steffner, MD, Raffi Avedian, MD, and Waqas M. Hussain, MD

Surgical Management of Metastatic Spinal Tumors (PDF file: 221 KB)
Ilya Laufer, MD, Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, Marcella Madera, MD, Ali Bydon, MD, Timothy J. Witham, MD, Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, and Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD

Beyond the Conventional Role of External-Beam Radiation Therapy for Skeletal Metastases: New Technologies and Stereotactic Directions (PDF file: 369 KB)
Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu, MD, ScM, and Sarah E. Hoffe, MD
The Role of Bone-Seeking Radionuclides in the Palliative Treatment of Patients with Painful Osteoblastic Skeletal Metastases (PDF file: 254 KB)
Michael Tomblyn, MD, MS
Systemic Therapy for Bone Metastases (PDF file: 242 KB)
Loretta S. Loftus, MD, MBA, Sophia Edwards-Bennett, MD, PhD, and Gerald H. Sokol, MD, MSc, FCP
The Management of Pain in Metastatic Bone Disease (PDF file: 1.3 MB)
Sorin Buga, MD, and Jose E. Sarria, MD


Ten Best Readings Relating to the Management of Bone Metastases (PDF file: 167 KB)


About the photography in this issue:

Henry Domke, MD, is an artist who creates nature art for hospitals. He took a nontraditional path to get where he is today. While still in high school, Domke enrolled in art school but decided to pursue medicine instead, and he worked as a family physician in Jefferson City, Missouri, for 25 years.

By the mid-1990s, his enduring passion for art led him to formalize his art training. He studied independently with Annette Weintraub, an art professor at City College in New York, and William Hawk, a painting professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Hawk convinced him to enter the university’s graduate arts program, where he studied from 1998 to 2001 while he temporarily reduced his hours at his medical practice.

Another defining factor in Domke’s life is the Prairie Garden Trust, a 600-acre property that he has lived on since 1981. It is a nature restoration project begun by his parents in central Missouri, and much of his art is based on images taken there.

Recently he has been expanding beyond his backyard to find inspiration and has photographs from coast-to-coast. In addition to local wildflowers and wildlife, his collection includes coastal landscapes, mountainous terrains, desert scenes, and sea shells.

His life had come full circle and he said goodbye to medicine in 2007 and pursued art full time. Today he tries to find beauty in the ordinary and create images that inspire and heal.

For further information or to contact the artist, visit or

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Snowy Egrets in the Mangroves_5033.
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Royal Terns on the Beach at Sunrise_0623.
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