Vol 19, No 6 (2012)


Cover Page

Mom's Journey

The painting I created is a depiction of my mother and I walking down a path.  Our journey began with the diagnosis of her mother's breast cancer.  In less than a year, my grandmother passed away and my mother was diagnosed two months later.  For ten years, cancer laid out the decisions in our lives.  I am proud that I was the daughter of such a brave and courageous woman.  My mom's journey was a short one, but I am so thankful that I got to walk down that path with her.

The acrylic painting on the cover of this issue is entitled “Mom’s Journey" and is by a family member from 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.