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Oncology

Cancer's Next Big Thing -- Immunotherapy

Robin L. Smith | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin L. Smith

While it's true that even immunotherapies are not side-effect free, they pale in comparison to traditional chemotherapy and, by fortifying immune systems, bring the promise of creating healthier bodies that beat back the disease, and mitigate side effects, biologically.

Oncology Occupational Hazards

Pamela Brill | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

've learned a lot about life and humanity from working as a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology. Some of those lessons have undoubtedly made me a better person than who I was before I learned them. They shifted my perspective. They gave me insight I never would have had.

Rare Cancer Inspires Rare Partnership

C. Ugent | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
C. Ugent

The nonprofit Double Hit Lymphoma Foundation was born, and Jill and Dr. Petrich established their mission: Increase awareness of double hit lymphoma; provide information, tools and connections that make a cancer journey more manageable, with fewer surprises and unknowns; and raise funds for double hit lymphoma research.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

A Love Letter to Angels

David Petersen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Denver
David Petersen

A few weeks ago, my wife's "cured" melanoma of 16 years ago returned and covertly ate her alive. We are atheists, Carolyn and me. Yet the loving care we received at Porter throughout the most stressful and disorienting week of our lives, was nothing less than a blessing.

The Fragmentation Monster Under My Bed: A Researcher's Worst Nightmare

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

One of the biggest challenges we face in the field of young adult cancer is a lack of evidence. As a researcher in the young adult cancer arena, this makes me feel like I'm chasing my tail. So today I am grateful for National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week.

Survival of the Fittest

Advita Fund | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...

Advances in the Young Adult Cancer Movement: Why SAYAO Is a Big Deal

Emily Drake | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

The AYA cancer patient advocate movement has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years. However, it is imperative that health professionals become invested and educated on the needs of this unique group of patients in order for their health-related needs to be met.

Life After Cancer Surgery

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

The doctor said, "You have cancer." As anyone who has heard those words knows, it was devastating to hear. It was especially difficult for me because of where I was in life.

The Worst Part About Breast Cancer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.

The Mammogram Assault! It Doesn't Have to Happen to You!

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

A mammography unit that won't do its best to make you comfortable shouldn't be in business. You wouldn't normally volunteer for a colonoscopy where they had run out of anesthetic -- so why volunteer to be abused during a mammogram because they don't train their technicians properly?

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: How Do We Know Which Cancer Therapies Really Work?

American Statistical Association | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
American Statistical Association

How do we know which newly touted treatments really work (i.e., are safe and effective) and which do not? The best way, and one that has led to steady progress in the treatment of many types of cancer in recent decades, is through the randomized controlled clinical trial.

For Some Women With Breast Cancer, a Long Time on Tamoxifen

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

My concern may seem technical, or trivial, but it is neither: It applies to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide who, every year, are trying to make informed choices about treatment of the most common form of breast cancer.

The Motivation to Fight Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Now that my physical fight is long ago, my motivation is to help others get back up when they've been knocked down, and I will even include myself in that category.

What Got Me To Live Life To The Fullest

Tory Zellick | Posted 05.02.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

Critical Care encourages us to consider what brings us the most joy, then go out there and grab it: Make the career change, ask the cutie out, write the book or go on the impulsive trip.

2 Years Of Chemo, But She Didn't Have Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

A Swedish woman endured chemotherapy and other cancer treatments for two years, leaving her with weak bones, compressed vertebrae and brain damage tha...

Treating Cancer in a War Zone

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

Every parent knows the anxieties and challenges of bringing an infant home from the hospital for the first time. But for the parents of Amir, a tiny Iraqi boy, those worries were multiplied many times.

What Cancer Did

Jonathan Agin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I am not trying to suggest that we should not have hope. We must have hope for a better day in the childhood cancer community. But childhood cancer remains a killer of our children, and it also remains woefully underfunded and most people are unaware of this fact.

Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.

Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't Win

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Patterson

Forty years ago, when Richard Nixon signed the U.S. National Cancer Act, most Americans thought a cure would be found in five years. They thought that if you could put a man on the moon, you could make sure a man wasn't killed by a few rogue cells.

Will Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Ever Measure Up To 'Pinktober?'

Jay Scott | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Jay Scott

Another National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone, and as we look back, we can't help but ponder -- is the country more aware of the...

UM Pharmacy Tech. Allegedly Steals $14 Million Worth Of Cancer-Fighting Drugs From Work

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 09.19.2014 | College

For three years, hundreds of expensive syringes loaded with life-saving cancer drugs disappeared unnoticed from the shelves at the University of Miami...

New Cancer Therapy Options for Animals: CyberKnife Radiation

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

Improvements in medical care for animals and people are advancing at a dizzying rate. As more research is funded, we are discovering things that benefit both ends of the leash, and that makes the practice of medicine more challenging and interesting.

Cara Santa Maria

Can Positive Thinking Improve Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.04.2012 | Science

2012-06-07-Screenshot20120607at9.13.49AM.jpgThe power of positive thinking movement is the cornerstone upon which countless American self-help empires have been built. But does it really have the power it so often promises?

'I Like My Skin Thin, Thank You'

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

I've been told I over-analyze things too much. I've been told I'm too sensitive about little things. I've been told I should grow a thicker skin. I like my skin thin.