Vol 17 (2010)

Optimal management of metastatic colorectal cancer with the anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies

Cover Page

About the Cover: "Ripples"; Watercolour by a person diagnosed with cancer

In September of 2004, I was diagnosed with Lobular Invasive Carcinoma and Ductile Carcinoma breast cancer. I felt like a drop of water in a vast ocean of uncertainty. Without the support of my husband, I would not have been able to get through this devastating time. He was my ears, my emotional support and my foundation throughout the entire treatment. He was my first ripple.

It’s amazing how one life touches another. Each member of my family, my friends, the doctors, the nurses, and the health facilities along this journey were my ripples. One person makes a difference.

During the whole ordeal, I kept reminding myself that I was going to do whatever it took to fight this cancer. I wanted to be a ripple in someone else’s life.

The oil on the cover of this issue is entitled “Ripples” was created by a person diagnosed with cancer and was an entry 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.