No question about cancer is more contentious than its causes.
By speaking up, advocates at the meeting have shifted the direction of breast cancer research. Some are alive, improbably, as a consequence of new treatments enabled and promoted by their advocacy.
Language can be a powerful tool in medicine. As with physical remedies, there are potential harms and risks to consider, but potential upsides, too.
What’s most compelling about the new movie is that it illuminates the patient, Henrietta Lacks, and renders her unforgettable.
In this article, I reflect on the circumstances that led me to stop practicing medicine—work that I loved—and why the health of experienced doctors should be valued, and protected. Here’s the full article and podcast.
Dancing for cancer may seem a crazy idea, paradoxical, and wildly inefficient as a fundraising scheme. But it’s become the thing to do, a good karma-generating phenomenon, and year-round source of pride for the Penn State community.
Die-in for metastatic breast cancer, Washington DC, October 13, 2015 (photo courtesy of Zachary Parker)
N.E.D. is a doctor’s old shorthand for remission, when there’s No Evidence of Disease. It’s also the name of a rock band that’s breaking the silence surrounding “below-the-belt” women’s cancers.
To deny new cancer treatments that might prolong life in a good way, possibly for cure or a remission, or even just to tame the disease, is a misguided proposition.
In 2002, scientists reported that acrylamide forms when seemingly healthy carbohydrate-rich foods like potatoes, other root vegetables and grains are cooked at high temperatures by frying, roasting, broiling, toasting or baking.
The Knick offers a distorted but rare look at urban medicine in the early 1900s − worth watching if you can stomach the hard core surgery and bloody details.
Over the course of its six groundbreaking seasons on HBO, we discussed every aspect of The Sopranos with friends and family—except for actor James Gandolfini’s size.
Survivor seems a strange term for a patient like me, said by her oncologist to be in remission—meaning that there’s no overt evidence of persistent cancer cells in the body.
In a large analysis published this week in Archives of Internal Medicine , researchers at the Mayo Clinic surveyed 7,288 physicians on their quality of life and job satisfaction.
In Wit, the play by Margaret Edson, Cynthia Nixon’s searing performance begs the audience not to turn away.
Last week’s report that drinking red wine could reduce the risk for breast cancer was just the latest in a long string of studies on the issue.
With reports proving that germs can reside on scrubs, ties, stethoscopes, and white lab coats, some have said doctors should just go naked
They were impatient with the pace of research and physicians’ protocols, and spoke out emphatically about their needs: for more research; for prevention and treatment; for easier access to new drugs; and, simply, for ood medical care.
Marilyn Monroe’s x-rays, white-on-black films of her chest and pelvis, are up for grabs this weekend. The images, long held by the star’s…
A doctor dissects the MoMA blockbuster.
With an ordinary blood sample, a device can monitor cancerous cells for spread or resistance to treatment.
Some members of the Manhattan Mah Jongg Club have played for half a century; others are novices.