Contributors: Mar. 13, 2000

CHRISTINE GORMAN has covered the medical beat for 15 years, and initiated TIME's personal-health column in 1998. She candidly acknowledges that "nobody likes to talk about colon cancer--including editors. I've written a couple of columns about this second-leading cause of death due to cancer, but I knew that it was unlikely we'd ever put a colon on the cover. Then Katie Couric came along, and I thought that with the combination of her compelling story plus some of the latest research results, we could do a much longer piece on research and treatments that would help a lot of people." Gorman...

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