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Cancer like Life can be Complex: Cancer Biology in the 21st Century for the Non Physician Non Scientist

I wanted to be a pediatric oncologist by the time I was in middle school. My interest sparked by the movie “6-weeks” and then an endless obsession with movies focused on sick children.   Later, I also discovered a fascination in cancer biology:...
by Chemotherapy Cheerleader on Jan 28, 2015

Are we guinea pigs? No. The basics of clinical trials, Part 1 of 2.

  Pediatric Oncology is a great example of a field of medicine where clinical trials are routinely leading to improved therapies. The first response when I tell someone that I am a pediatric oncologist is “how sad”. If I respond that “more...
by Chemotherapy Cheerleader on Sep 5, 2013

Reader’s Question: My doctor says that some cancer is too microscopic to be picked up on PET&CT then how can they ever give a patient an all clear or NED?

The email of the question that I will be answering was titled “stupid question”.   For clarification, I mean it when I say there really are NO stupid questions.  Doctors spend time around other doctors and we speak a common language that we le...
by Chemotherapy Cheerleader on Jul 24, 2013

Reader’s Question: My doctor says that some cancer is too microscopic to be picked up on PET&CT then how can they every give a patient an all clear or NED?

The email of the question that I will be answering was titled “stupid question”.   For clarification, I mean it when I say there really are NO stupid questions.  Doctors spend time around other doctors and we speak a common language that we le...
by Chemotherapy Cheerleader on Jul 24, 2013


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