July, 2004 Sponsored by Aventis Oncology
In this Issue

Cancer vaccine therapy is one of the more complex topics in cancer treatment and one of the most rapidly changing fields of cancer research.

A Primer for Healthcare Providers about Vaccine Therapy: Ryan Smith, MD discusses "An Update on Cancer Vaccines" from Current Opinion Gastroenterology.

A Primer for Patients about Vaccine Therapy: S. Jack Wei, MD gives us a detailed understanding of this complicated topic.

Exclusive Interview: Senior Editor, Julia Draznin Maltzman, MD talks with Kidney cancer expert Dr. Kimryn Rathmell.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies Survey:
Please take a moment to fill out this 15-question, anonymous survey. We are collecting information to better understand the use of therapies that are not typically prescribed by doctors or given in hospitals for cancer care.

OncoLinkTV: The Group Room at ASCO 2004:
OncoLink, The Group Room (Vital Options International), and People Living with Cancer presented two special Webcasts from ASCO 2004: The Group Room from ASCO and When the Doctor has Cancer .

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Vaccine Therapy

In this new section the OncoLink Editors provide a fundamental explanation of the immune system, vaccines, and current challenges facing vaccine therapy with more in depth information on specific types of vaccines and results of some recent clinical trials.

OncoLink News Flash

Developments in the fight against cancer cachexia

OncoLink Editors Choice

July Editor's Choice
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Founded to provide support programs, education, and resources, free of charge, to benefit young adults, their families and friends, who are affected by cancer, and to promote awareness and prevention of cancer.

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