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Rolling the Dice on Cancer, Ctd.

Posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Last week, we published a post that suggested that Johns Hopkins University researchers had determined that two-thirds of all cancers are caused by bad luck. Like many other outlets reporting and blogging on, "Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions,” a paper published in Science  by Bert Vogelstein and Cristian Tomasetti, we were wrong.

The news is actually not as bad as has been reported.  The Economist clarifies

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Tags: cancer, cancer statistics, cancer studies

The Patient-Centered Future: Are We There Yet?

Posted on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 06:48 AM

DIA kicked off its 50th Annual Meeting in San Diego, yesterday, where the theme is "Celebrate the Past - Invent the Future." The future (or part of it, anyway) seems to have arrived at DIA 2014 where, from keynote to closing, patient advocates have a prominent seat at the head of the table; a table previously reserved for health care professionals. It makes us hopeful: is the personalized, patient-centered future here?

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Tags: cancer, clinical trials, personalized medicine, cancer studies


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