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Decision = data + gut: the case of interferon

I’ve been surprised in the past few months by the extent to which medical experts can disagree over the same data.

Here’s just one example. The oncologist I saw at MD Anderson, ranked as the country’s second best cancer hospital, recommended against surgery and for interferon, a drug that boosts your immune system in the face of cancer–and makes you feel like you’ve got a year-long flu. 760 more words

Musings On Medicine

Learning to Live - Bucket List Revisited Part 2

Last fall I hit a wall. Hard. Stunningly hard. So hard it knocked me off my feet.

You’d think someone diagnosed with a terminal illness who’s doing as well as I am on treatment would only feel gratitude. 564 more words

Adrenal nodules and masses in four dogs

From Chapter 12 – Adrenals

Figure 12.10. Adrenal nodules and masses in four dogs. A: Sagittal sonogram of the left adrenal gland of a Toy Poodle with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. 158 more words


A new mechanism driving spread of cancer has been identified.

A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the MUHC. 403 more words


An actual update

I realized today that in only one post have I discussed what’s actually happened in the past months, and so in case you didn’t come to this blog looking for extensive but naive philosophizing, I should do a bit of an update. 1,249 more words

Processing The Past

Messages from the Border: Novel Insights in Signal Transduction Pathways Involved in Tumor Invasion and Metastasis

Read  full  paper  at:http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=53972#.VN2sTSzQrzE

Cancer is a multistep process encompassing the transformation of normal epithelial cells to the stromal invasion and metastasis, with these last considered the final stage of the disease. 3,869 more words

New screening tool could speed development of ovarian cancer drugs

Each year about 21,290 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,180 women will die from the disease. Ovarian cancer is aggressive and is rarely detected at an early stage. 857 more words

At The Bench