Vol 19, No 3 (2012)


Cover Page

About our Cover: A Ray of Hope

Through the twists and turns
Of biopsy, reports, genes, scans, and tests,
She has hurried,
Bewildered,
Inquisitive,
Angry.

To my center she’s been sent
Frightened by the words she’s heard
Cancer.
Could be fatal!
Suffering and pain...
Your affairs in order?

What she needs from me
Quickly I’ll provide or she is lost
To Anxiety
Depression
Fatigue
Despair!

I give the Ray of Hope
A pathway for her life:
Her plan,
The treatments.
Support,
Compassion.

She is renewed with inner strength,
Confident in her future and her dreams.
Remission.
Active,
Loved!
Survivor.

The photograph on the cover of this issue is entitled “A Ray of Hope" and was named Best Photography by a Healthcare Provider in the 2010 Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition.

Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey is an art competition and exhibition that honours the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. This biennial competition invites individuals diagnosed with any type of cancer—as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers —to express through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.

Oncology On CanvasSM was started in 2004 by Eli Lilly and Company to help address a great, unmet need in cancer care— a need that goes beyond medicine—to help those affected by cancer cope with the emotional toll of the disease.

Artwork from the 2010 competition continues to tour cancer centres, hospitals and patient advocacy group events.

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.