Every silver lining has a cloud

Much of my life revolves around cancer, both professionally and personally. My ongoing research of breast cancer culture and industry that started over a decade ago entails an immersion into the topic that involves incessant reading of medical studies, news articles, advocacy materials, public policies, and personal stories as well as systematic observation, interviewing, writing, . . . → Read More: Every silver lining has a cloud

Why Is There a Black-White Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality?

“Why Is There a Black-White Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality?” By Anita Little, Ms. Magazine Blog

Race, class and gender snake their way into practically everything, and all of these identities come to a critical head with black women and breast cancer. In the past 25 years, the gap between the percentage of African American . . . → Read More: Why Is There a Black-White Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality?

Routine Physicals Don't Save Lives

“Routine Physicals Don’t Save Lives.” By Charles Bankhead, MedPage Today

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 clinical trials involving 183,000 patients found that general health checkups, long recommended as a component of routine healthcare, had no benefit in terms of decreasing overall morbidity and mortality. There was also no demonstrated benefit to checkups for . . . → Read More: Routine Physicals Don’t Save Lives

A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Steeg on Redesigning Clinical Trials to Test Therapies that Could Prevent Cancer Metastasis

“A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Steeg on Redesigning Clinical Trials to Test Therapies that Could Prevent Cancer Metastasis” National Cancer Institute Cancer Bulletin

In a perspective published May 30 in Nature, Dr. Patricia Steeg argues that the current system for clinical trials must be redesigned if there is to be a decline in breast cancer . . . → Read More: A Conversation with Dr. Patricia Steeg on Redesigning Clinical Trials to Test Therapies that Could Prevent Cancer Metastasis