Vol 20, No 6 (2013)


Cover Page

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees Hawaii

The photograph on the cover of this issue is entitled “Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees Hawaii” and is by a healthcare professional from the 2012 Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition.

Oncology On CanvasSM is an art competition and exhibition that honours the journeys people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis. This biennial competition invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico 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 Canvas was started in 2004 by Lilly Oncology 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. Since 2004, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has been the co-presenter of the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition.

Artwork from the 2012 competition is touring 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 new artwork for each cover from previous competitions.

Artwork from the Lilly Oncology On Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition is available for viewing at www.lillyoncologyoncanvas.com