Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Congress recently passed, and President Trump signed, the “Right to Try” bill that gives dying patients limited access to drugs that have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our Founders would be astonished that...
The topic of healthcare disparity has been discussed in many forums and many articles have been written to bring about awareness, debate the issue, find fault in the system, and make assumptions on what the right solution is.  I am,...
Cancer research is often defined by slow, incremental progress, building upon years, often decades, of previous discoveries. Then if we get lucky, someone figures out something that adds jet fuel to the process, propelling the entire field forward with...
“Life without a mother – how would that be? A year in which we would all define what love really meant, how tight our family really was, and soon after… how easily everything could fall apart. It was going...
James F. Holland, MD, one of the pioneers of combination chemotherapy and cancer cooperative group research, died at the age of 92 on March 22. His wife, Jimmie C. Holland, MD, who was considered the founder of psycho-oncology, predeceased...
Cancer Kills. With more than 8.2 million deaths in 2012, it is the second leading cause of death globally. In addition, the economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing. That same year there were 14.1 million new...
According to the latest data from the Office of Smoking and Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 90% of all adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18, and each day in...
Earlier this month, in The Onco’Zine Brief, our weekly radio broadcast and podcast, Sonia Portillo and I interviewed Joshua A. Hill, MD, an Associate in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,...
Before 1990, American physicians who had completed 3 years or more of rigorous training in a specialty and passed an examination were awarded lifetime “board certification.” The only exception was the family practice board, which has always issued only...
Three of the most respected corporations in America announced plans this week to start a new company to tackle rising healthcare costs. The three companies – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase – are dominant in their respect...

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