Biography - Eleanor Mayfield

Eleanor Mayfield has been writing about medicine and biomedical research since the early 1990s, covering diverse topics ranging from diabetes to women’s health and from gerontology to neuroscience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. Eleanor is forever grateful to her “J-school” professors for instilling in her that there is no such thing as a stupid question. She began writing about cancer clinical trials for Cancer.gov in 2001 and was a contributing writer for the NCI Cancer Bulletin from 2007 to 2012.

Selected articles by Eleanor Mayfield:

Genetic Abnormality Predicts Treatment Benefit for Patients with Rare Brain Tumor

Unpublished Phase III Cancer Trials: Eliminating the Negative?

Combining Targeted Cancer Therapies: Much Promise, Many Hurdles

Design Dilemma: The Debate over Using Placebos in Cancer Clinical Trials

Preserving Fertility While Battling Cancer

Does Mammography Sometimes Detect Too Much Breast Cancer?

Charting the Path from Infection to Cancer

Delving Into Possible Mechanisms for Chemobrain 

A Sense of Urgency: Rethinking the Clinical Trial Development Process

A New Cancer Specialty: Follow-up for Long-term Survivors

Progression-free Survival: Patient Benefit or Lower Standard?

Probing the Effects of Circadian Rhythms on Cancer