Cancer Control Journal

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

January 2015 | Volume 22, Number 1

Transfusion Medicine


Transfusion Medicine (PDF file: 4.4 KB)


Transfusion Medicine Issues Pertaining to Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 103 KB)
Kaaron Benson, MD


Safety of the Blood Supply (PDF file: 202 KB)
German F. Leparc, MD

Adverse Effects of Transfusion (PDF file: 306 KB)
Radhika Dasararaju, MD, and Marisa B. Marques, MD

Clinical Effects of Red Blood Cell Storage (PDF file: 291 KB)
Lirong Qu, MD, PhD, and Darrell J. Triulzi, MD

Transfusion Indications for Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 239 KB)
Thomas Watkins, DO, PhD, Maria Katarzyna Surowiecka, MD, and Jeffrey McCullough, MD

Platelet Transfusion for Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 168 KB)
Craig H. Fletcher, MD, Melkon G. DomBourian, MD, and Peter A. Millward, MD

Transfusion Support Issues in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (PDF file: 262 KB)
Claudia S. Cohn, MD, PhD

Therapeutic Apheresis for Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 399 KB)
Laura S. Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM, and Michael L. Linenberger, MD

Using HLA Typing to Support Patients With Cancer (PDF file: 260 KB)
Mark K. Fung, MD, PhD, and Kaaron Benson, MD


Special Report: Mobilization and Transplantation Patterns of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Multiple Myeloma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (PDF file: 232 KB)
Luciano J. Costa, MD, PhD, Shaji Kumar, MD, Stephanie A. Stowell, MPhil, and Shari J. Dermer, PhD

Special Report: Functional Health Literacy, Chemotherapy Decisions, and Outcomes Among a Colorectal Cancer Cohort (PDF file: 218 KB)
Evan L. Busch, MPH, Christopher Martin, MSPH, Darren A. DeWalt, MD, and Robert S. Sandler, MD

Pathology Report: Familial Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Syndrome: Report of 2 Cases With KIT Exon 11 Mutation (PDF file: 420 KB)
Derek H. Jones, MD, Jamie T. Caracciolo, MD, Pamela J. Hodul, MD, Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD,  Domenico Coppola, MD, and Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD

Tumor Biology: Current and Emerging Therapies for  Bone Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (PDF file: 441 KB)
Jeremy S. Frieling, David Basanta, PhD, and Conor C. Lynch, PhD

Ten Best Readings Relating to Transfusion Medicine (PDF file: 94 KB)

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About the art in this issue:

Ray Paul began drawing and painting as a young boy, so art has always been part of his life. Animals and images from National Geographic magazine were his early subjects. Growing up in Ohio, dreams of Florida and all things tropical helped him survive the dreary winters and infused his palette with saturated hues. This and his fascination with science led him to Florida State University where he received a bachelor of science in biology in 1986. Returning to his first love, art, Paul earned a master of fine arts in painting from the University of Cincinnati in 1991.

Paul currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where he maintains a studio. His work is a synthesis of life experiences and a desire to illuminate the subconscious. Elements of abstract expressionism, surrealism, pop art, biology, and psychedelic music all combine and intertwine, creating a unique style of abstract painting. Each work is an experiment as different paints mix and swirl, with meticulous layering providing the final touch.

Paul was diagnosed with high-grade myxofibrosarcoma and is currently a patient at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and has undergone 9 surgeries, 2 courses of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and participated in a clinical trial. This experience has led Paul to a greater under-standing and appreciation of his work. He envisions his art to be a prescient, visual manifestation of the battle raging within and a powerful testament to the beauty of hope.To view more of his work or to contact the artist, please visit

Pink Rorschach, triptych (detail: 3, right panel), 2010. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, 20" × 16".

Table of Contents:
Dendritic Swarm, 2013. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, printed with an image of myxofibrosarcoma with metastases to the artist’s lung, 11" × 17".
Pet Purple, 2010.  Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, 12" × 12".
Sweet Jane, 2007. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, 37" × 3". Private collection of the Mathematical Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.
Blue Marble, 2007. Acrylic, latex, enamel on wood, 49" × 64". Private collection.
Flowers for Phoebe, 2010. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, 48" × 48". Private collection.
SP12-6796 × 40, 2013. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, printed with an image of myxofibrosarcoma with metastases to the artist’s lung, 26" × 36".
Dark Shadows, 2010. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, 30" × 30".
Currant, 2014. Acrylic, latex, enamel on canvas, 20" × 20".