Saturday, September 22, 2018
Each year, about 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and about 600,000 die from cancer. Fortunately, there are now over 16 million cancer survivors in the U.S. We know that pain is an issue for cancer patients, especially...
Senator and former presidential candidate John Sidney McCain III died today, August 25, 2018. He was 81 years old. McCain died at his home in Cornville, Arizona after more than a year-long fight with glioblastoma (GBM), a complex and aggressive...
Bursts of laughter, tears of joy, sobs of sadness, love, grief, anger, it is all part of our story we call ‘Life’. It is a journey, a quest to pursue happiness. There are ups and downs, highs and lows,...
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...
In an editorial published on Friday, June 8, 2018, in The New York Times (Easier Drug Approval Isn’t Cutting Drug Prices), the Times Editorial Board claims that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is lowering standards by working...
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...

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