Insight, Fall 2018
Headlines that proclaim what foods cause cancer and what foods prevent cancer are a common and frustrating part of health coverage. The cover story for the fall 2018 issue of Insight is “Eating Well After Diagnosis,” an article to help you get past the noise to important ways you can take care of your body through food choices in daily life. In the piece are interviews with women whose diagnosis pushed them to think more about their diet, along with input from experts Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, a senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Abby Wetzel, MS, RD, LDN, a dietitian at Abramson Cancer Institute in Philadelphia.
Inside, “A New Class of Medicines: Biosimilars Are Coming” gives an introduction to medicines that are becoming more common in breast cancer care. Like generics, these may help lower prices by providing choices where one brand once had the market. Find out why a biosimilar is different from a generic, what this could mean for care going forward and what medicines could be affected in this piece, with input from breast cancer specialists Alison Stopeck, MD, and Douglas Yee, MD.
This issue also features stories from four women affected by breast cancer about Breast Cancer Awareness Month: the things they love about it, the things they hate about it, and what they hope to see in the future.
Also inside is information on how our corporate partners are supporting LBBC this October, a check-in on Reach & Raise events across the country, and how Kim Jennings used her birthday to give back.