As you may know, I have been living in Barcelona, Spain since June in an effort to help my family get a heavy dose of being “citizens of the world.” We’re loving it because we found our thinking to be too insulated living on an island next to Seattle. Now, as we meet new people [...]
It wasn’t so long ago for you and me – and still is for millions of others – that whatever the doctor said was all that mattered. And usually the doctor didn’t say all that much. He or she would tell you what they thought was wrong with you and what they were going to [...]
This month I was honored to be the master of ceremonies at the Personalized Medicine World Conference in Silicon Valley, California. for the second time. About 850 scientists, venture capitalists and physicians attended and most all of them, have many more letters after their name for advanced degrees than I have! These smart folks have [...]
Watch Andrew’s latest video blog from Chicago where he attended the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting.
My wife and family are alternately happy and unhappy about the prospect of me headed out of town to attend two medical conventions in a row. When they need me they REALLY need me, and when they have plenty else to do, I could be on the moon and they wouldn’t miss me. Oh well, [...]
Cancer Vaccine: Countdown to Approval? from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
By May 1st, the FDA owes a response to the manufacturer of what could be the first vaccine to fight advanced cancer. Could that be approval or more questions from the FDA? We’re not sure. The hope is vaccines to energize your immune system [...]
Our live webcast last night with two cancer experts from Vanderbilt Medical Center, and a patient who owes his life to them, provides a clear picture, in my opinion, of the future for beating cancer.
The headline is: It’s in your genes.
What we learned is that there are 30 to 40 genes that play [...]
40-year-old Rhonda Craig of Lake Stevens, Washington is a no-baloney-type woman. Good thing. She has a tough job as a Washington State Trooper. She can find herself speeding along on a remote highway at night to pull over someone who is usually law abiding and compliant or someone who could be a deadly threat.
The phone rang this morning on our new Patient Power Hotline (877-232-5445). On the line was a worried woman from Lawton, Oklahoma. She’d been diagnosed with malignant melanoma that had spread to her lymph nodes. She was waiting for more test results to learn how far the spread had gone. She had listened to our [...]