Vol 17, No 3 (2010)

Cover Page

About the cover:Surreal”; Oil by a Person Diagnosed with Cancer.

This painting reveals my feelings as recently diagnosed cancer patient awaiting treatment. Sitting in the cool shadows near the narrow edge of light watching the sunrise reflect from a window.

I waited, contemplating the unknown in a place of uncertainty. My pale porcelain body, cold, isolated and alone, questioning...is this real?             

The oil painting on the cover of this issue is entitled “Surreal” and was named the Best Oil by a Person Diagnosed with Cancer in the 2008 Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition.

Oncology On Canvas was created by Eli Lilly and Company as a way to honour the journeys people take when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. The program invited people diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families and friends, cancer advocates, healthcare providers, as well as artists and art students to express, through art and in narrative, their own cancer journeys.

All winners were awarded a monetary donation to the cancer charity of their choice.

The rich and enduring collection of art is travelling the world and continues to touch the hearts and minds of people everywhere.

Current Oncology is committed to the Canadian oncology community as well as oncology communities around the world. We are pleased to help raise awareness of this great program created by Lilly. Current Oncology will be selecting a new artwork for each cover from previous and upcoming competitions.