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The Most Critical Factor in Medicine? Human Bias

Oncologist and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee suggests that what doctors fight against isn’t so much disease — it’s their own biases.

In the summer of 2003, I finished my three-year residency in internal medicine and began a fellowship in oncology. 408 more words


A cancer controlling pill? For patients like former deputy city manager, it is a reality

Nancy Schepers and her husband were driving to a family wedding in Windsor in 2012 when her cellphone rang with an urgent and stunning message from her doctor. 1,052 more words

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Holiday Reading (3) – Stopping the Juggernaut

The mutations that drive cancers fall into two major groups: those that reduce or eliminate the activity of affected proteins and those that have the opposite effect and render the protein abnormally active. 1,122 more words

365 Day Photo Challenge 203/365 "Health Insurance; Love it/Hate it"

Health Insurance can be a love/hate relationship.  I am fortunate to work for an insurance company and I get my insurance at a discounted rate but it’s still very expensive. 409 more words



I left a piece of luggage behind on my Southwest Airlines flight over the weekend. Inside was my Gleevec prescription. Taking this oral chemo pill daily is vital to me, and others suffering with CML, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. 190 more words


Ode to an Old Friend

You go by different names – gleevec, imatinib, imatinib mesylate; and have many nicknames – orange bullet, magic bullet, lucky charms just to name a few. 287 more words


9 Months into Glivec/ Gleevec

It was mid April that Dad was due to his visit to his Oncologist and Endocrinologist. He looks well and we’re glad that know that he has put on some weight. 419 more words

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